|AAPW broadcast team, Kevin & Chris (courtesy: Adam Testa)|
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July 30, 2011 one of my childhood dreams came true. I got to call a wrestling show that will be broadcast on television. It was an exciting experience and I look forward to doing it again next month.
I am proud to say that I am part of the broadcast team for All American Pro Wrestling. It's an organization based in southern Illinois and has been around for five years. Recently, the group secured a time slot on local television (WSIL TV 3) The new show, Collision, will start airing on September 3 and will be seen in southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, western Kentucky, and northwest Tennessee. It will be the first time in decades that professional wrestling has graced local TV in this market.
My broadcast partner, Chris Hagstrom approached me with the idea of doing the show several months ago and asked if I'd be interested in being on the team. Of course I was. This was something I'd always wanted to do. I'm just glad everything worked out and it's going to be on the fall schedule.
|AAPW champ Edmund "Livewire" McGuire w/Sam Smith|
I'll be honest, in the weeks leading up to the show I was very nervous. I wasn't sure exactly what my style should be. I'm still not sure. I watched several old matches with Gorilla Monsoon, Jessie Ventura, Gordon Solie, Jim Ross, and Joey Styles. They've all got different roles and different styles when it comes to calling matches. I knew I didn't want to be like any of the current wrestling broadcasters.
|Calling it like I see it. (Courtesy: Adam Testa)|
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