Wrestling legend Dominic Denucci graced the Main Event Thursday airwaves this week w/intellegent, insightful answers to the fans' questions about his life & career. He touched on such topics as wrestling in Madison Square Garden, how he stays in good shape, wrestling against the Valiant Brothers, why he learned to speak multiple languages, the importance of giving your all for the fans in every match, what makes a good wrestling opponent, his first ever pro wrestling championship, his amateur background, training Mick Foley & much more. Jimmy also talked about wrestling in Madison Square Garden, told a story about trying to avoid Moose Cholak's famous 'El Squasho' move, his former tag team partners, & more. It was another excellent hour that went by way too fast, but I enjoyed every miniute of it. Angel kept the listeners informed of the busy weekend plans & Boogie announced next week's guest to be former wrestler turned rock 'n' roll bodyguard, Big John Murray from the hit VH1 show Rock of Love. Be sure to call 1-888-639-4900, this Thursday, to ask Big John a question.
The annual ‘Springtime Bash’ Shawsville Fundraiser wrestling show may have taken place over a month ago, but when I drove past Shawsville Middle School just the other day, I could still hear the echo of the roaring crowd reverberating into wrestling history! BWC Hall of Famer The Hangman Bruce Pobanz recently sent me some wonderful pictures he took both at the show that night & at BWC the next day for the big Q&A session w/Boogie & Ivan. I’ve posted some of them below for your enjoyment.
As a wrestling fan on Father’s Day, it’s easy to be reminded of such legendary fathers & sons as Blackjack Mulligan & his boy Barry, Angelo Poffo & his sons Lanny & Randy, & even the Orton clan of Senior, Junior & Randy. The list could go on & on, but my favorite wrestling related Father’s Day memory took place in Shawsville, VA. Three years ago, on my third Father’s Day, I got in my car w/my wife Gala & our precious son, Douglas so that Gala could take me to a surprise destination. That destination ended up being Boogie’s Wrestling Camp, which my wife picked because she knew it is one of my favorite places in the world. That was the first of two Father’s Day surprises that would ultimately change my life that day. The second surprise came about two hours later during the camp meeting. Boogie was nice enough to introduce me as he usually does for visitors, but then he floored me w/the announcement that he & Angel had been talking about bringing me on as an official BWC Staff Member. Sure enough, by the end of that day, Boogie had taken my picture to go on the staff board & by my next visit, my Polaroid pic had proudly joined my fellow staff members on the wall. It was a tremendous honor to be brought into the BWC family as a staff member & it is an honor & a position that I take very seriously. I do everything I can to support the camp & spread the word about the wonderful place that it is. This tremendous honor was made extra special because I was able to share it w/my beautiful wife & wonderful son. It was a very thoughtful Father’s Day Gift that I will never forget. Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers reading this & every father in the entire BWC family!
Boogie's guest this week was none other than ECW legend Tommy Dreamer. Just hours after Main Event Thursday ended, Tommy made his initial iMPACT appearance for TNA. His debut for the company came at the recent Slammiversary PPV. On Main Event Thursday, Dreamer not only talked about signing w/TNA, he also discussed a variety of topics w/Boogie, Angel, Big Dog, Jamie & the listening audience. He spoke about his days in ECW including the scaffold match w/Brian Lee & how that match could have accidentally ended his life. Tommy also gave the fans insight into his feuds w/Sandman & Raven, plus the origin of his Spicolli Driver finisher & much, much more. Boogie himself fielded questions about being an entrance music innovator & people who helped him get into the wrestling business. Angel announced Boogie's upcoming appearances & next week's guest was announced to be WWWF legend & former World Tag Team Champion Dominic DeNucci! Be sure to call in to
1-888-639-4900 this coming Thursday from 5pm-6pm to ask DeNucci about ending the Valiant Brothers' year plus championship reign, training Mick Foley, or any other question you can think of for this pro wrestling great!
Jeff Jarrett was scheduled to be this week's guest, but for reasons beyond my knowledge, he unfortunately wasn't able to make it. Maybe it will work out for him to come on as a guest at some point in the future. As they say, the show must go on & fortunately, one of Jimmy's former Valiant brothers, Willie 'Jammin' Jake' Valiant, stepped in to make the save & proved to be an excellent guest for the show. He & Jimmy entertained the listening audience with hilarious road stories from their days together as a tag team & answered questions for the callers. Topics discussed included his part in continuing the famous Valiant Brothers name, fulfilling his dream of becoming a wrestler, memories of Moose Cholak and much more. Big Dog & Boogie finished the show by reminiscing about the good old days of Georgia Championship Wrestling & Jim Crockett Promotions, followed by Angel announcing that Boogie would be appearing this Saturday, June 12th at the big Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. Come by & say hi if you are in the area. & finally, get your questions ready for next week's guest, none other than ECW legend & former champion Tommy Dreamer! Tune in next Thursday, June 10th for that exciting show on 101.7 FM in the New River Valley or go online to www.supersports1017.com anywhere else in the world! Hope to hear you next Thursday!
I just finished listening to the first installment of season two of Main Event Thursday & I’m happy to report that it picked up right where last season left off. It was wonderful to hear Boogie & Angel back in the studio w/Big Dog, Jamie & today’s special guest, Ricky Morton, one half of the legendary Rock N Roll Express. The listeners who called in asked some great questions, but more importantly, Ricky gave excellent, entertaining answers to each question. The popular wrestler spoke on subjects such as giving pointers to the young, upcoming stars, taking part in the Ultimate Death Match series of movies, early Memphis memories, wrestling Boogie, the ‘Richard Morton’ period of his career & much more. He also announced the upcoming launch of an official Ricky Morton website & a very exciting film project that he is currently working on. As a BWC Staff Member, it was nice to hear him comment on the fine wrestling education available at Boogie’s Wrestling Camp. It was especially great just to hear these two wrestling stars reminisce about their time together from the early days in Memphis through the JCP era & into the present. Both men talked about getting goose bumps throughout the show & as a wrestling fan I was getting goose bumps right along with them! As the show neared its close, Angel announced their upcoming appearances including of course every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm at BWC. & speaking of goose bumps, I am always in suspense at the end of the show until Boogie announces next week’s guest. & the announcement has never been a disappointment. Be sure not to miss next week when Boogie, Angel & the gang will talk to none other than WWE, WCW & TNA superstar, Double J, Jeff Jarrett! I can’t wait! Tune in next Thursday, June 10th for that exciting show on 101.7 FM in the New River Valley or www.supersports1017.com anywhere else in the world!
When I first heard sometime in 2009 that Boogie & Angel were in the process of possibly starting a weekly radio show I was thrilled at the prospect, but since it wasn’t set in stone, I tried not to get overly excited. Later that year, when I heard the announcement that the deal had been made & that my favorite wrestler & his wife were indeed going to be live on air every week, I went ahead & got excited. When I was a kid, I used to have the privilege of tuning in to NWA TV every week to watch the Boogie Woogie Man do his thing in & out of the ring. Unfortunately, as the 80s wound down, Handsome Jimmy went back to Mempho & my weekly dose quickly dissipated. So you can imagine I was pretty stoked when Main Event Thursday officially launched on the Big Dog’s Sports Talk show from 5pm to 6pm & I was able to once more tune in week after week to spend some quality air time w/Boogie & friends. The show started out w/a bang w/the Russian Bear Ivan Koloff as the inaugural guest. & it never slowed down. Every Thursday meant another true wrestling legend would be joining Big Dog & the Valiants. Jimmy & Angel made sure to offer variety to their listeners as they brought in not only legendary champion wrestlers, but also a manager, a ring announcer & even a prolific wrestling columnist. & perhaps the best part was that the listeners were part of the show as they got to call in & ask questions or just say hello. Thanks to the Main Event Thursday show, I had the honor of talking to former WWWF champions like Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff & long time NWA champion Dory Funk, Jr. I even got to talk to one of my favorite crazy characters from childhood, none other than Crazy Bugsy McGraw! & that’s just to name a few of the wrestling icons that sat down to chat w/Boogie, Angel, Big Dog, Jamie & the listening audience. I admit I was understandably sad when summer was almost gone & season one came to a close. But I took comfort in the fact that a new season would be here before anyone knew it & sure enough, season two of Main Event Thursday is all ready to go starting Thursday, June 3rd & running through August 26th. The first guest has just been announced & it is none other than one half of the Rock N Roll Express, Ricky Morton! From his nearly countless championships to his legendary feuds w/the Russians, the Horseman & of course the Midnight Express, there will be so much for fans to ask this seasoned tag team wrestling veteran. I’m sure the fastest hour on the radio will be jam packed full of calls, questions & rock n roll! Don’t miss out! You can tune in to 101.7 FM in the New River Valley area or you can get the show on the internet at www.supersports1017.com anywhere in the world. Also, be sure to call w/your question for Ricky Morton & all the guests from week to week at 1-888-639-4900. Main Event Thursday is back, Jack & better than ever! Don’t you dare miss it!
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