Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009 Brenneman Airplane Guest Pro Wrestling Announcer Gary Michael Cappetta

Brenneman Airplane

July 15, 2009
9 p.m.

Special Guest Pro Wrestling Announcer Gary Michael Cappetta

Gary Michael Cappetta (born December 12, 1952) is an American professional wrestling ring announcer, author, voice over artist, screenwriter and stage performer. For Years, He was dubbed "The World's Most Dangerous Announcer" by longtime friend and colleague Jim Cornette.

Having spent more than 20 years in the middle of the pro wrestling ring he then wrote and self-published Bodyslams: Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman. Gary's "Bodyslams!" autobiography was so successful, that it was re-released by ECW Press in 2006 adding 10 more adventurous years to the critically acclaimed book.

Cappetta is familiar to TV wrestling fans who watched him on World Wrestling Federation broadcasts from 1974–1985, followed by stints on ESPN with the American Wrestling Association or the AWA and Turner Broadcasting System’s World Championship Wrestling shows. Gary also performed on many prime time specials and pay-per-view productions for Turner Home Entertainment. He can also be found on numerous Ring of Honor DVDs doing backstage interviews. He also was the ring announcer for the 2005 wrestling game Showdown: Legends of Wrestling.

During his career the bilingual announcer has appeared at thousands of events throughout the US, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, Northern Ireland and the Caribbean. Gary set the stage for the world’s top wrestling stars in both English and Spanish.

In addition to his announcing duties, Cappetta has produced and directed commercials to promote WCW special events and was the Spanish announce voice for World Championship Wrestling programming seen exclusively on KCAL in Los Angeles.

"GMC", as Cappetta has become known to today's wrestling audience, has written a screenplay about the world of wrestling entitled Fall For The Dream. Gary has also managed careers of up and coming wrestlers, entertainers and models.

Gary wrote, directed and starred in "Bodyslams! & Beyond", a one man stage show based on his autobiography, Bodyslams: Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman.

Previously worked as a fill in Spanish teacher at Manasquan High School in 2003. He is now a Spanish teacher at Christian Brothers Academy in New Jersey. He teaches Spanish III and Spanish for Business. He is also the moderator of the Italian Culture Society.