When I was a kid, it was my goal to end up doing wrestling play-by-play or interviews or something. Somewhere along the way I got derailed and ended up being a wrestler instead. I did get to do some play-by-play from time to time though, including on a number of public access broadcasts and the ill-fated ECCW television pilot “Insanity!”
Here’s a slightly more recent sample of me calling a match from Calgary between T.J. Wilson (now known in ECW as Tyson Kidd of the Hart Dynasty) and Rod Rage. Enjoy!
My opinion of what makes a decent wrestling play-by-play announcer has changed drastically over the years. Maybe sometime soon I’ll use that as the topic of a future blog.