Interviews

Sorted by decade(s) spanned by career!

IN THE ROOM with Actor Jared Johnston

IN THE ROOM this week welcomes actor Jared Johnston (Men In BlackGothamWonderstruckThe Blacklist) to the program. Jared is a good friend of the show and has an amazing story! Check out his IMDB at IMDb.me/jaredjohnston! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE’s build to Fastlane and WrestleMania; present new ideas for the women’s division; talk about potential cruiserweight tag team titles, and float around some ideas for Buddy Murphy. Plus open phone lines for two full hours  and so … much … more!

IN THE ROOM with Seth Lesser / Simon Grimm (WWE’s Simon Gotch)

Gather around, one and all, as this week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes former WWE star Simon Gotch on the air! What are his thoughts on his WWE run with the Vaudevillains, wrestlers struggling after their main-roster callup, time in NXT versus Raw and Smackdown, how WWE could turn around its business, and his dislike for Enzo Amore? Fantastic time from a very smart wrestler! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about WWE’s Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania build, and take calls on the open phone lines for two full hours! All that, plus so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Lisa Marie Varon (WWE’s Victoria, TNA’s Tara)

IN THE ROOM proudly welcomes fantastic wrestler Lisa Marie Varon to the program! This is a must-listen. Check it out for Lisa’s thoughts on House of Hardcore and the independent scene versus wrestling for WWE; being part of the Women’s Revolution before there was such a phrase; training with such an amazing class at UPW, in Memphis, and as part of Ohio Valley Wrestling; the differences between the old and new locker rooms; dating (hint: being a wrestling fan is NOT the best path); her close friendship with ODB; and more! Follow Lisa Marie Varon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the WWE Elimination Chamber card; building for WrestleMania in New Orleans; evolving plans for the women’s division; and Seth Rollins back in the title scene. Plus open phone lines for two hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Earl Hebner

This week we welcome former WWE and TNA referee Earl Hebner IN THE ROOM. What are Earl’s thoughts on the current state of Impact Wrestling, comparing the company to WWE, looking back on the Montreal Screwjob (potentially as a work), and the night that Joey Marella died. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald take a look at the Royal Rumble fallout and its implications for WrestleMania, the upcoming Elimination Chamber show, potential women’s title matches, and more! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Kekoa (The Territory App)

This week’s IN THE ROOM welcomes Kekoa The Hawaiian Warrior! Kekoa is a good friend and a tremendous wrestler, and had one of those million dollar ideas upon which he decided to capitalize. He is the developer of The Territory App for Android and iOS. The Territory App provides a resource for giving virtually anyone in and around the wrestling industry – from wrestler to promoter to announcer to fan – the opportunity to connect, network, and find and rate gigs and shows. Check it out for Kekoa’s thoughts on the difficulties associated with such an ambitious product; how beneficial it can be; legends stepping up and using it; and more! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the upcoming WWE Royal Rumble; Enzo Amore’s situation; wrestlers descending upon Philadelphia; and Brady’s impending Alexa Bliss meeting this weekend! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Damaris

This week we welcome independent star, and ECWA Women’s Champion, Damaris IN THE ROOM. Check it out as Damaris gives her thoughts on her upcoming New Year’s Resolutions title defense this Saturday in Delaware; training at former WWE and ECW referee Jim Molineaux’s promotion; being compared to Rocky; just being happy; and using ECWA as a platform to continue to grow. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about the upcoming men’s and women’s WWE Royal Rumble matches; the Mixed Match Challenge; and jockeying and positioning as the company enters the stretch run toward this year’s WrestleMania. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Photographer George Tahinos

This week we welcome our good friend George Tahinos IN THE ROOM. George is a veteran ringside photographer who has been providing photos to all the major wrestling organizations, as well as Pro Wrestling Illustrated, for years. Check it out for George’s thoughts on experiencing wrestling so up close and personal; interacting with wrestling’s greats; and the more difficult aspects of his job. George is also selling still images from his years shooting ringside. These photos are displayed on his Facebook page and one can hit him up on Messenger for more details! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE’s Royal Rumble; Samoa Joe’s injury; the Mixed-Match Challenge; and the possibility of a future ITR Roast! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more!

IN THE ROOM with Domonic Truex (Vinny Poling, ECW’s 911’s son)

This week IN THE ROOM proudly welcomes Domonic Truex (Vinny Poling), the son of ECW legend 911! What are this second-generation star’s thoughts on following in his father’s footsteps; someday becoming a WWE star; breaking perceptions; and compromising what he wants for a run with the “E?” Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the WWE Royal Rumble, the Mixed Match Challenge, the women’s Rumble, and more! Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

IN THE ROOM with Luke Hawx

We’re live this week with Luke Hawx stepping IN THE ROOM for the first time! What are this independent star’s thoughts on today’s wrestling landscape; the importance of getting proper wrestling training; competing for every major US company; bodybuilding; and sharing movie scenes with The Rock? Check it out to find out his answers to these and more! Also, be sure to check out his recent films, Logan and The Fate of the Furious, as well as his WildKat Sports wrestling school and promotion! Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk WWE’s first women’s Royal Rumble; a possible Ronda Rousey debut; a bad-guy Daniel Bryan; and the life-and-times of Shawn Michaels, Jr. Dolph Ziggler. Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

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