Wrestling fans came out in droves on Saturday to the Crowne Plaza in Warwick for the New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and FanFest, with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s own James Stewart being one of them.
The Felger & Mazz producer came home back to Boston with a number of great interviews and sitdowns, so without further ado here are the highlights:
The First Lady of Ring of Honor and Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis talked about her career in ROH/WWE, and the stars that she is working with in Ring of Honor.
During Jimmy’s taping of a segment with Center Ring, Massachusetts native and ROH superstar Mike Bennett unexpectedly jumped in with his real-life fiance, the lovely Maria Kanellis.
Afterwards, Jimmy got down to business with the people of Center Ring, a public access TV show that got its start in 1996. They are a wrestling talk show and promote independent wrestling federations.
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Jimmy also caught up with Howard Finkel, the longtime WWF/WWE ring announcer and WWE Hall of Famer. Finkel talked about how he got into wrestling, his biggest moment and Celtics play-by-play man Sean Grande!
Former WWE referee and now SportsNet.ca Wrestling analyst Jimmy Korderas has a book out called Three Count. In edition to talking about the book, Stewart also asked him about a rumor surrounding Undertaker and Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 30, plus Korderas weighed in on his very first Wrestlemania.
Eddie Edwards & Matt Taven
TNA Tag Team Champion Eddie Edwards and ROH Superstar Matt Taven talked about ROH and TNA, but more importantly the state of the Boston Celtics.
The Juice & Shelly Martinez
Stewart and The Juice, a wrestler based out of Providence, RI, discussed their Twitter beef from months back regarding Beyond Wrestling. Stewart promised an open forum for The Juice, also known as JT Dunn, to talk about Beyond Wrestling and he got that chance on Saturday.
Shelly Martinez was also present. She talked about her time in the WWE, ECW and TNA.
The Duke Of Dorchester
The Duke of Dorchester, Pete Doherty, is a longtime local wrestling legend. He’s worked many matches in the Boston Garden and is known by many older fans. He talked about his love of the business and today’s current product.
Sheldon Goldberg is the owner and promoter of New England Championship Wrestling. He and James Stewart talked about his promotion, getting into wrestling and upcoming events for NECW.
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