Thursday, May 31, 2012

On the Beat with Rinaldo Piven of Pro Wrestling Blitz

In the modern era of pro wrestling, the manager position had pretty much disappeared.  There are a few managers in the major feds, but nothing like the old days of Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Jim Cornette and the rest.
In Pro Wrestling Blitz, one man is trying to change that.  His name is Rinaldo Piven and he is a manager, not just any manager though.  He is THE manager at Pro Wrestling Blitz (and probably anywhere else).  He is the self-proclaimed agent to the stars.  Among others, he is the manager of PW Blitz heavyweight champ Ryan Slade.
Piven is very entertaining.  His work is reminiscent of the old school managers listed above.  It is the subtle nuances that make Piven great at what he does.  He isn't a caricature.
After he "begrudgingly" signed a few autographs, he gave Johngy's Beat a few minutes of his time to talk about his career.  Piven discusses his interest in wrestling, how he got started, his managerial role models and more in the interview.  This is a rare look (and hopefully not the last one) at Piven outside of the ring.
After you watch the video below, you can check out the Rinaldo Piven Facebook page to learn more about him and see updates.  Finally, be sure to check out and the Pro Wrestling Blitz Facebook page to get all of the info on this wrestling organization.

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