“Heels and Baby Faces;History of Professional Wrestling In Kings County”
October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our presenters…..and stay tuned for an announcement of our special guest!
Maynard has been a wrestling fan for many years and has seen many of the legends in Berwick’s Arena and at the Halifax Forum. More often than not he cheers for the “heel” rather than the “baby face”. His favourite wrestling memory is watching Leo Burke grapple with World Champion, Dory Funk!
“Captain” Kirk Starratt
- Became a wrestling fan in the late 1980’s while visiting my grandparents on Saturday afternoons. My grandfather watched Grand Prix Wrestling on TV and I became hooked.
- Worked as a ring announcer and in-ring interviewer for MainStream Wrestling Entertainment (MSW) from December 2000 until the promotion went out of business in Nova Scotia in 2013. Served as commissioner for MSW from 2011 to 2013.
- Worked with World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) public relations department in 2003 to present an exclusive print interview with the late Chris Benoit, who was speaking out against the dangers of backyard wrestling on behalf of the Canada Safety Council. Benoit died in a tragic double-murder suicide in 2007.
- Debuted as ring announcer for Grand Prix Wrestling in 2006 as part of legendary promoter Emile Dupree’s 50th anniversary tour and worked as ring announcer for the promotion again in 2008, Emile’s final season running the company.
- Had a cameo appearance in the first episode of Fight Network’s Wrestling Reality, which was taped in Kentville, in 2007. The show has been broadcast in 63 countries.
- Debuted as ring announcer and in-ring interviewer with Ultimate Championship Wrestling (UCW) at the promotion’s inaugural show in 2008. Worked with the promotion until 2010 and returned as an in-ring interviewer in 2016 and 2017.
- Served as ring announcer for Beauty Slammers, an all-female pro wrestling promotion, in 2014.
- Served as ring announcer for Island Mania in Freeport in 2014.
- Served as ring announcer and in-ring interviewer for Valley-based Championship Wrestling Action (CWA) in 2014 and 2015.
- Served as special guest ring announcer for Canada-U.S. promotion Victory Championship Wrestling (VCW) in April 2017 for its Annapolis Valley shows.
- Some of the stars I’ve had the pleasure to work with include Bret “The Hitman” Hart, “Leaping” Lanny Poffo (brother of “Macho Man” Randy Savage), Virgil (former bodyguard of “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase), Al Snow, Gangrel, Eugene, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Bushwhacker Luke, the Honky Tonk Man, Leo Burke, Raven, the original Cuban Assassin, Matt Hardy, Rikishi, Victoria, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.) icon Hollywood and many more