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NEW YORK — Major League Wrestling today announced that it has signed Dominic Garrini to a multi-year deal.
The broadcast team has a new member with AJ Kirsch joining the booth.
Kirsch adds depth to the rotation of talented analysts and play-by-play broadcasters in MLW, which includes: Rich Bocchini and Tony Schiavone.
Kirsch enters the fold as the league looks to expand its coverage and programming.
What began as the pursuit of a dream to become a professional wrestler has evolved into quite the unique career path for A.J. Kirsch, one which spans across nearly every avenue of entertainment.
Kirsch began his career as a professional wrestler in 2005, competing on the west coast wrestling circuit. In 2011, he was cast as a contestant on season five of “WWE Tough Enough.” Kirsch survived eight of ten episodes, earning praise from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for a promo Kirsch delivered to Tough Enough trainer Bill DeMott.
After his elimination from “Tough Enough,” Kirsch continued to wrestle, but chose to expand his breadth of experience in other areas of professional wrestling. In 2012, Kirsch became the host, ring announcer, and live commentator at Hoodslam, a 21-and-over promotion in Oakland, CA.
Kirsch soon realized that his contributions to professional wrestling are far more valuable behind a microphone than in the ring. His focus began to heavily favor hosting, announcing, and commentary over wrestling.
This steer in focus would eventually lead to a plethora of other opportunities, including hosting and ring announcing boxing and MMA events, landing roles in television shows, movies, commercials, several reality TV series, and voice acting.
In 2016, Kirsch once again impressed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with his promo prowess by winning “Rock the Promo,” a ten-episode promo competition series that launched The Rock’s YouTube channel. Kirsch earned nods from Kurt Angle, Christian, Cody Rhodes, and Mick Foley, with Dwayne Johnson himself declaring Kirsch (as “Broseph” Joe Brody) the first and only Rock the Promo Champion.
Most recently, Kirsch loaned his voice to “Buzz,” the lead protagonist in MyCAREER mode of the “WWE2K19” video game.
-WWE announced that 205 Live will be moving to Friday Nights after Smackdown on the WWE Network!
Check out the press release down below!
WWE 205 Live moving to Fridays
Beginning this Friday, Oct. 4, The Most Exciting Hour on Television is moving to Friday nights. As part of WWE Premiere Week, the home of the Cruiserweights —WWE 205 Live — is moving to Fridays at 10/9 C, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.
At the conclusion of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, tune in to WWE Network to see WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak, Oney Lorcan, Humberto Carrillo, Tony Nese and all your favorite Cruiserweights in an hour of action that will leave you breathless.
-All Elite Wrestling revealed their show opener for their Wednesday Night show on TNT, Dynamite.
-In other news of professional wrestling, check down below for an insane clip of Alex Zayne last night at Wrestle Prestige last night in Portland, Oregon.