"...an intimate, thoughtful account of Cappetta's 21 years in wrestling ... a fascinating, refreshing commentary on the subject of pro wrestling." -- John Molinaro, Entertainment Editor SLAM!Wrestling, Novermber 21, 2000
About the Author
The contract that Gary Cappetta signed to join the broadcast team of Ted Turner's World Championship Wrestling signified Cappetta's arrival at the pinnacle of his profession. As a child captivated by the wrestling spectacle and its colorful performers, Gary dreamed about becoming part of the show. As unlikely as his childhood fantasy seemed, Gary Michael Cappetta ultimately became one of the most widely recognized voices in pro wrestling.
While he is trained as a Spanish language educator, he became known around the world as wrestling's foremost ring announcer. From 1974 to 1985 Gary Michael Cappetta announced for The World Wrestling Federation. In 1985, when ESPN added pro wrestling to its sports schedule, Gary joined their national broadcast team. In 1989, Ted Turner signed Cappetta to a contract to appear on TBS's WCW Saturday Night and the internationally syndicated World Wide Wrestling. Through 1995, he also performed on live prime time special s and pay-per-view productions presented by Turner Home Entertainment.
In addition to two decades of international television exposure, the commanding presence of Mr. Cappetta has dignified thousands of live events in more than three hundred cities throughout the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Scotland and Ireland.
Gary has announced in both English and Spanish, a skill he refined while studying at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Mr. Cappetta's bi-lingual talent was instrumental to his work as the Spanish speaking wrestling host on KCAL in Los Angeles.
He recently rejoined the World Language Department at a private academy New Jersey. In addition, Gary has applied his knowledge of the entertainment field to an entirely new realm as a consultant in the music, television and video world. He is currently guiding the career of the very talented actor and recording artist, Michael Vale.
Authoring Bodyslams!, Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman has given Gary Michael Cappetta the opportunity to grippingly and truthfully present the business of professional wrestling as has never been done before.