Calling Wrestling With a Genius

This past Saturday in Atlanta, “The Genius” Lanny Poffo joined Caprice and I at the broadcast position to call our Main Event, Champions vs. All-Stars!



Poffo relayed his experiences through Wrestling Stories, including a near-miss with a headset!


Now I’m going to share a story with you all. When I sat down at the commentator booth alongside Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman, I grabbed the headset and put it on myself and didn’t realize that it was on backward. On top of that, you know how the male goes into the female in electronics? I knocked the male out of the female for my sound but not my voice. In other words, you could hear me but I could not hear Ian or Caprice.

Caprice, who was sitting on the opposite side of the table from me, noticed that I was fumbling around during the first ten minutes of the forty-minute elimination match between Rush, Jeff Cobb, Jay Lethal & Kenny King versus The Briscoes, Matt Taven & Shane Taylor that we were calling so he reached over and put the male into the female.

For ten hectic minutes before that, I couldn’t hear Caprice but I could hear Ian slightly as I was sitting right next to him. I had moved the headphone away from my ear on that side so I could hear Ian in real-time. It was a chaotic few minutes and I didn’t know what to do, but Caprice did. Afterward, I could hear perfectly. Caprice Coleman- what a team player. He saved the day!

It was a tremendous thrill to listen to Lanny in the locker room as he regailed us with stories of Memphis and his time in the WWF. Lanny will be joining us again in New Orleans.

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