The latest episode of The "Or Else" podcast is up on Soundcloud and it was a lot of laughs. Joining Tommy Else and me was Quinn Bayola (aka "Q"), former ring announcer for RPro.
Q's journey through RPro was an interesting one. Among his many entertainment forays was a stint as a host of karaoke, which is how he met Tommy. He started attending RPro events and eventually became the ring announcer. That's just the bare bones of the story though. I'll let you listen to the rest of the story on Episode 12.
A naturally funny guy, Q always interacted well with the wrestlers and the fans. He was a great ring announcer. Had RPro run longer and if schedules allowed (Q is in demand on the entertainment circuit), I have no doubt Q would have become more of a character within RPro and he would have done a great job with that, too!
I wasn't exaggerating about the demand for Q. Besides being a karaoke host, he officiates weddings, dj's events, acts and more. In fact, one of his commercials for West Suburban Bank is on YouTube.
I became friends with Q along the way and it was great to see him again. It was also a lot of fun to just sit back and watch him and Tommy share memories.
One of the things Tommy (and I) hope to convey is the bonds from RPro. Tommy was instrumental in getting Q involved in RPro as a fan and later as the ring announcer. I met Q through RPro. We're all friends and we share lots of wonderful memories. There were a lot of special moments at RPro and we plan on continuing to share them on The "Or Else" podcast.
Check out Episode 12: Back For The Attack With Quinn Bayola on Soundcloud. You can also go to The "Or Else" podcast main page on Soundcloud to see all of the episodes.
Quinn Bayola and me in Summit, IL-June 2015.