Throwback Thursday: Geno The Pro Wrestling Ring Announcer
Old photo albums and scanners are a dangerous combination. Yesterday, I found these pictures from a pro wrestling event from 1991sh. It was right around my high school graduation. I was the guest ring announcer from my first radio station I was on the air at, Thunder 107. It was my hometown Top 40 station so I was stoked to be on it.
But radio wasn’t my initial career choice. In high school, I wanted to be a pro wrestler. My buddy Scott did too. That’s him you see in the blue tights and white boots. I went into radio. He stuck with wrestling and eventually made it to WWE as “Scotty Too Hotty.” We were about 17 or 18. The big star of the show was former WWF Tag Team Champion Nikolai Volkoff. The little girl who is in some of the photos is my cousin Michelle. She’s now in her 30s with a kid of her own about this age. Crazy how time flies.