I’ve been a wrestling fan for 39 years. I know what I like, and I know what I don’t like. I was trained to wrestle 29 years ago, and did so for a short while, deciding then to manage instead. I’ll admit, it was a pretty short stint in the business. That being said, my love for wrestling only grew stronger each and every day. After being “just a fan,” (that isn’t a bad thing) I decided to take up wrestling journalism. Throughout the years I’ve written for five or six different websites, and served as the moderator for Percy Pringle’s (for those that don’t know, he was also known as Paul Bearer in the WWE) message board. A few years ago I decided to just host my own wrestling website, and thus WrestlingDoneRight.com was born. WDR isn’t your typical wrestling news site. Being as strongly opinionated as I am, WDR is more of an editorial style site. While we have a news section, the site is more about me “telling it how it is,” as I opine on numerous wrestling topics, in video segments called “The Right Take.”
I have commentated for several independent wrestling companies like Lancaster Championship Wrestling, The Ultimate Wrestling Experience, and Legacy Wrestling, who I still currently commentate for. I co-host “The Perfect Podcast” with the former owner of LCW, and the current half owner of Pro Wrestling Empire. My colleague Chuck Ransford and I host Facebook Live pre-shows as well for many different companies like Legacy, The Monster Factory, Excite Wrestling, House of Glory Wrestling, and even MCW Pro Wrestling. So imagine my delight when I was contacted by MCW management, inquiring if I would be interested in a commentary position. I immediately said yes, and asked how soon I could start. My journey with MCW Pro Wrestling began in Joppa, Maryland, the home base of MCW, on November 5th for their Autumn Armageddon tour!
Having traveled all over the place to attend, and or cover independent professional wrestling, trust me when I tell you that MCW Pro Wrestling is the slickest, most professional organization that I have ever seen. From the setup, pre and post production meetings, film, and camera crews, to the assignment breakdowns that are made months before each show, I have never seen anything like it. I consider myself pretty experienced, but MCW Pro Wrestling is so well done, so organized, that it almost felt like it was my first time in the business. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing team and organization.
As I said at the start of this piece, I know what I like, and what I don’t like. I love MCW because they do everything right…Wrestling Done Right, remember? MCW has a solid training school, and facility, so they can begin to train the stars of tomorrow like Patrick Clark, and Lio Rush. They also don’t allow those trainees to have any kind of prominent position on their cards until they are ready. They don’t give top spots to “ticket sellers,” instead making them earn their way, skill wise, to the main event. They also know how to use “variety” on a card. Few promoters get this, in my opinion. To have “variety” on a show you not only have to book different styles of wrestlers, but know how to space them out on the card, in a way that makes sense. MCW does that. The use of “names” is also done perfectly at MCW. At every show you can meet and greet “stars” from WWE, TNA, or ECW. Not only that, these talents are used on the shows in perfect angles, that help make the entire MCW roster, and what they are doing, a bigger deal. MCW even brings in “special events” like an evening with Jim Ross and Jim Cornette, and Mick Foley or Rob Van Dam’s comedy specials. I absolutely love that MCW Pro Wrestling is all about the experiences of all that is professional wrestling.
I pride myself in only associating with the best in professional wrestling, and I am happy to be a part of the MCW Pro Wrestling team, as a commentator with Shawn Credle, up on that awesome perch that allows a view of the action like I’ve never gotten anywhere else. I highly recommend MCW Rage TV so you can keep with everything “Wrestling Done Right,” at MCW Pro Wrestling!