Legendary professional wrestling ring announcer Gary Michael Cappetta is bringing his one-man stage show to Florida.
Cappetta will hit the stage with his Beyond Bodyslams Tour in Tampa at the Tampa Showmen’s Club, 608 N Willow Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and in Orlando at the Pro Wrestling 2.0, 1468 N. Goldenrod Rd. on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Tickets are on sale.
Other stops include Conyers, Ga.; Asbury Park, N.J.; Louisville, Ky.; and Queens, N.Y.
Cappetta penned “Bodyslams!, Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman.”
He said it’s not your usual one-man stage show. He spoke to Rodolfo Roman of The Roman Show about what fans can expect.
“It’s a show I created when my Bodyslams book originally came out,” he said. “The name Beyond Bodyslams means I’ll be telling stories from the book but going beyond stories from the book, stories since the day it came out.
“The difference -- comparing it to other one-man shows -- is that this is a stage show. It’s not a comedy show. It’s not just a question and answer show, although we do have a question and answer portion as an encore at the end. This is a show with props.”
The legendary ring announcer has worked for the biggest promotions including WWF (now WWE), WCW, TNA, AWA and more.
Live from center stage, Gary Michael Cappetta takes his audience on a roller coaster ride of emotionally charged stories via the use of giant screen video footage and audio clips of current wrestling superstars as well as the many heralded legends that he has introduced and interviewed. Stone Cold Steve Austin, CM Punk, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and more.
In the interview, Cappetta said he would like to see the role of the ring announcer return to professional wrestling as well as ring psychology.
He said: “The wrestlers of today are much more athletic than the ones of the past. It’s a matter of taking the athleticism that they possess and their looks continuing to apply old school kind of rules. There were certain things that worked that drew the audience in. I want to see the reason why two wrestlers are fighting. I want to see what happens in the ring grab the audience.”
Hear the complete interview as he discusses what were one of his favorite matches to announce and more stories.
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The Roman Show
with Rodolfo Roman