Brian Thompson is one guy I have a great deal of respect for. This guy always dresses properly as if he was about to commentate the main event of Wrestlemania. He brings the same enthusiasm to the the table as if it was Hulk Hogan vs the Rock. It doesn’t matter that it is a small house in a small venue with guys who are not [yet] household names. Not only that, but he is very knowledgeable, very professional, very polite and very friendly. I am proud to call him my friend.
Another guy who has the same attributes as Mr. Thompson – that is his former NEW “partner in crime” John Steele. He is super guy – super knowledgeable and informed about our business. Whether it is past, present or future.
Michael Ward, the third musketeer in the NEW announcing status, is a guy who I go all the way back to AAW and Razorback All Star Wrestling with. Back in the day, we say…he is another guy that likes and respects the business and does a great job.
A good commentating team can make or break a TV wrestling show and they guys bring their A game every time. The fans of NEW and the area know it and love it!!
----“Downtown” Bruno Lauer is a legend in Memphis Wrestling. He surprised everyone last year winning RRO Referee of the Year 2008 from his work at NEW. He appears bi-weekly with his non controversial column. Lauer had his biography published last year “Wrestling with The Truth” and can be purchased at www.crowbarpress.com. Lauer is also currently employed by the WWE.