DJs from Orlando radio station FM 96.9 The Game will be in opposite corners – battling for bragging rights and a steak dinner at Capital Grille – in a Media Mayhem Match on Thursday, Aug. 17 at The Impact Zone on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida in Orlando.
That was confirmed after Jeff Jarrett, the Chief Creative Officer for Global Force Wrestling, was a special guest on Brandon Kravitz’ afternoon show, The Sports Rx in Central Florida.
The match will be a kickoff to Destination-X, airing on Pop TV and in more than 120 countries worldwide.
Kravitz, a producer and host for The Game, will be the Special Manager for GFW superstar Kongo Kong. Kravitz will put his wrestling wits on the line against Mike Bianchi, sports columnist of the Orlando Sentinel and host of Open Mike on FM 96.9 and AM 740, who will be the Special Manager for Kong’s yet-announced opponent.
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“I know Brandon Kravitz is a lifelong pro wrestling fan, but will that translate into managerial success is yet to be determined,” Jarrett said. “Mike Bianchi brings a wealth of wrestling knowledge to the ring, dating back to ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes and Jack Brisco – his all-time favorite wrestlers.”
Kravitz, who was born in Baltimore, graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a degree in psychology, which will be put to the test when he tries to communicate with the man-monster Kongo Kong. Kravitz is 6-feet, 210-pounds and a former baseball player and wrestler in high school. His all-time favorite wrestlers are Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Ultimate Warrior and Shawn Michaels.
“Pain is temporary, but agony is forever. I’ve waited my whole life for this, and no one will best me,” said Kravitz, nicknamed ‘The Don.’
Bianchi was an All-Area second baseman at Interlachen High School in Florida, long known for his speed – but that was long, long ago.
“As Dusty Rhodes used to say, ‘I am the tower of power, the man of the hour, too sweet to be sour.’ Just as Kravitz has gone down in the past to my superior athletic ability (in) arm-wrestling and the 50-yard dash (challenges), he will now feel the wrath of my more advanced brain power and managerial skills,” said Bianchi, nicknamed The Bulldog.
FM 969 ‘The Game’ is Orlando’s sports radio leader, part of I Heart Media and Entertainment, with its 245 million monthly U.S. listeners, thus making it the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any radio, digital or television outlet.
To Listen To Jeff Jarrett Talk To Brandon Kravitz, Click Below:
Jeff Jarrett Challenge: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4xw6j5vceiw0g3/Jeff%20Jarrett%20challenge.mp3?dl=0
Mike Bianchi Challenge: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tawublv0ypp426a/BIANCHI%20CHALLENGE.mp3?dl=0
GFW in Orlando in August
Global Force Wrestling presents Impact Wrestling TV tapings from Thursday, Aug. 17 - Sunday, Aug. 20 at the Impact Zone at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando.
A live episode of Impact Wrestling, dubbed Destination X, on Pop TV will be Thursday, Aug. 17. Taped shows will be Friday, Aug. 18 - Sunday, Aug. 20.
Admission is free.
- IMPACT WRESTLING on POP
GFW/Impact Wrestling, under the Anthem Sports & Entertainment banner, is 8 p.m. ET Thursdays on Pop TV.
It is also available on GameTV in Canada and Fight Network.
- Pro Wrestling On The Web
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