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  • IN THE ROOM with Kevin Kelly

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    This week’s IN THE ROOM we welcome WWE, ROH, and New Japan announcer Kevin Kelly to the program. Check it out for Kevin’s thoughts on his extensive career, coming up in the ECWA and other independents, the Attitude Era, and being a part of NJPW as it continues to make inroads in the US. Plus lots of WWE and AEW talk, draft news, and more, with Brady Hicks, Stro Maestro, Kathie Fitz, and the rest! Call in (914) 338-1885.

  • VOC Nation Wrestling with History (General Adnan) – 12/4/2019

    Wrestling with History comes to you LIVE every Wednesday night at 9:30PM ET!  The Voice of Choice Bruce Wirt and former AWA and WWE broadcaster Ken Resnick take you back in time to classic periods in pro wrestling. Each week, Wrestling with History will tackle different periods of wrestling history, going through the current events of the time period, backstage news and politics at the time, and the perspective of special guests along the way that were part of the wrestling industry during that time. This week, the legend that is Adnan Al-Kaissie, or “General Adnan” from the WWF!

  • IN THE ROOM with Sonny Onoo

    IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former WCW manager Sonny Onoo to the program. Check it out as Sonny talks about his time with World Championship Wrestling, serving as a liaison to Japanese talent in the US, his close friendship with Eric Bischoff, and performing in North Korea. Plus, Brady Hicks (PWI), Stro Maestro (WCW), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk CM Punk’s return to WWE television, Survivor Series, War Games, and more! Call in (914) 338-1885!

  • VOC LIVE DEBUT: Brisco & Big Ace Show – Marty Scurll !!! – 9/12/2019

    Legacy performer and former WWE and Impact Wrestling star Wes Brisco makes his live debut with VOC Nation, alongside Big Ace. Check it out for unique insights into the business from behind the curtain, entertaining and insightful guests from Wes’ phonebook, and more! This week: Marty Scurll! Call in (657) 383-1666!

  • IN THE ROOM with Jimmy Rave

    TNA Impact, Ring of Honor, and independent star Jimmy Rave steps IN THE ROOM this week for a very fun interview! Check it out for Jimmy’s thoughts on working backstage versus in-ring wrestling, helping to shape future stars, the Rock n Rave Infection, being part of a standout ROH class, and more! Buy all of his shirts! Plus, Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated), The Stro (World Championship Wrestling), Kathie Fitz, Derrick McDonald, and Matt Grimm talk about WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs; recent episodes of Raw; Natalya crying; and the Smackdown Women’s title! Plus, open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

  • IN THE ROOM with Kevin Kelly

    IN THE ROOM this week welcomes former WWE and Ring of Honor – and current New Japan Pro Wrestling – announcer Kevin Kelly to the program. Check it out for Kevin’s thoughts on NJPW’s rising star as a promotion; its ever-increasing popularity in the US; serving as the home to Kenny Omega, Okada, and others; the recent signing of a Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega match for WrestleKingdom; and the differences (and similarities) between New Japan and WWE at its height. Plus, PWI’s Brady Hicks, former WCW star The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Derrick McDonald talk about the implications of Jericho wrestling for New Japan; recent changes to Survivor Series after surprise title changes; and creepin’. Plus open phone lines for two full hours and so … much … more! Thanks, as always, for the support.

  • IN THE ROOM with Maria Kanellis

    @intheroomshow featuring former #wwe #diva and @ringofhonor star @marialkanellis. With @bradyhicks @thestro @kathyfitzpatrick @jordanjgarber

    IN THE ROOM this week features a special sitdown interview with former WWE Diva and Ring of Honor “First Lady of Wrestling” Maria Kanellis. Check it out for Maria’s thoughts on ROH on Destination America, comparing the ROH and WWE locker rooms, and navigating politics in wrestling. Plus, the former Diva talks her famous red hair, Donald Trump, The Kingdom, and what she found so attractive about the man we all now hate: Mike Bennett.

    Plus, Brady Hicks, The Stro, Kathie Fitzpatrick, and Jordan Garber talk WWE Money in the Bank, Raw, Brock Lesnar’s return, and Dusty Rhodes. Plus, open lines for two full hours and so … much … more. Thanks, as always, for the support!

    Here are some highlights:

    On Her Initial Reaction Being Released by WWE:
    I was caught off guard … I know what was going on behind the scenes, and that I was trying to accomplish other things. I think that WWE looked at it like I wasn’t as interested in wrestling because I wanted to do more. I think that they got the wrong impression of what I was trying to do, as well as I got the wrong impression of what they were trying to do. Looking back on it, now five years removed, I would have done things differently. I would have stayed the course. I would have shed a light on women’s wrestling back then, if I would have had the time. And that was being on a mainstream television show and also being in WWE. I think that we were just going in two completely different directions, and it takes time and maturity to be able to see those types of things, and now being removed from them, I definitely would have done things differently. But, at the same time, I’m very thankful that they did release me.

    On Being the Bad Girl:
    It was fun. It definitely came from a place of wanting to try something different. We joke about it now [that we’re] big in Japan, [and] boo’ed in the USA. In Japan we’re good guys. In the US, we’re bad guys. It’s all about performance. It’s all about messing with the crowd and really enjoying that … [And] the Kingdom is such a strong group because we’re all friends. We have that backstory … and that’s what works. These are all guys that go out together, and we all hang out together, and it’s so much fun that we get to perform together.

    On Never Winning a Title:
    I’ve been told on many, many occasions that championships don’t make or break a talent. So I don’t think of it like that. I think of it like how much of an impact can I make in women’s wrestling, whether I have a title or not. I think that right now, with going to New Japan and being the first female to wrestle against another female in New Japan, we’re breaking down boundaries. If somebody wants to give me a title for that, then that’s great. But at the same time, I don’t need that to define my career. Would it be cool to go back to WWE and win a title at some point? Yeah, sure. But at the same time, if I can accomplish more in Ring of Honor with Destination America, if I can accomplish more in New Japan, then it’s not high on my list.