Wizard World is coming to Chicago from Thursday, August 23 through Sunday, August 26. I have had a lot of fun over the years and I am sharing some of the best moments over the days leading to Wizard World Chicago 2018!
Several years ago, Mike Bucci (Nova, Super Nova, Simon Dean and more) was appearing with the Blue World Order (Stevie Richards and Blue Meanie Brian Heffron) to promote the debut of Resistance Pro Wrestling. I contacted Mike about an interview and he graciously accepted. JayHawk Evans and I got a lot more than we ever hoped from Mike. JayHawk's interviews with Mike can be found at On the Beat with Mike Bucci Part 1 and On the Beat with Mike Bucci Part 2.
Mike is one of the smartest people (not just wrestlers) I have met. It's because of his smarts that he is so successful outside of wrestling and partially why he is retired from active competition. It's also the reason everyone wants Mike to contribute to their booking team. Mike has a great mind for the business and he is well-liked by everyone. In a business which can be cut-throat, I have never heard a bad word about Mike.
After the Wizard World experience, Mike came on board with RPro for a while and I had the pleasure again of working with him. I ran into Mike once a couple years back in Louisville and I hope to see him again someday.
Wizard World typically has several interesting wrestlers as part of their lengthy celebrity roster. Obviously, WW also has plenty of other talented people from the world of pop culture. I have met so many fascinating people (famous and not so famous) people there and I always look forward to each event.
Go to WizardWorld.com and the Wizard World Facebook page for all of the news and updates. Wizard World is held in many cities across the country during the year. I am always "On the Beat" in Chicago and usually a couple other cities, too.
Jason Fleigel, Mike Bucci and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2011.