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Various News: Flair New GM, Sapolsky & FIP, Joe’s ROH Opponent, New Gig For Stevie, More

October 30, 2008 | Posted by Ashish

– Ric Flair has been named the new General Manager for the World Stars Of Wrestling promotion in Europe. Flair will appear at their 2/28/09 show in Portugal.

– Gabe Sapolsky has stepped down as the booker of Florida’s Full Impact Pro. With him being released from ROH, it was no longer feasible for him to continue working for FIP since he would go down to Florida to work on the production of ROH DVDs.

– Naomichi Marufuji has been added to the 12/26 and 12/27 ROH shows.

– Samoa Joe will likely face Tyler Black at the 11/22 ROH show.

– The Connecticut School of Broadcasting issued this statement today about Stevie Richards coming to work for them.

CSB Stratford is pleased to announce that T4 show host and former professional wrestler Michael Manna (f.k.a WWE’s Stevie Richards) has joined the staff of CSB Stratford as an instructor. Michael’s first class will be the PODCAST NOW! Continuing Education workshop on November 22nd.

Michael is an experienced reviewer, podcaster, writer, producer and contributor for all aspects of technology news . He works with a variety of technology companies on improving their merchandise by testing, reviewing and promoting specific products on his website, T4 Show.com. Mr. Manna hosts weekly audio podcasts discussing technology with a variety of guests and contributors. He records and produces popular online videos offering reviews and tutorials for viewers about new and exciting technology products and services. With 20,000 subscribers that increase weekly to more than 100 podcasts, T4 Show produces a variety of knowledgeable, helpful information for consumers on technology products and services in a straightforward and easily understandable format.

Michael makes regular appearances on the Brian Smith Show on WICC 600AM (Bridgeport, Connecticut) discussing technology news and tips as well as answering caller questions. He hosts another weekly dedicated technology segment discussing technology tips for listeners on KURV 710 AM (McAllen, Texas). In addition, Mr. Manna is a weekly contributor on Mobility Today with host David Ciccone and is Chief Technology Evangelist and Editor for PhoneFusion, a cutting edge phone technology firm.

Prior to his move into technology, Michael spent 19 years as a professional wrestler, Stevie Richards, with Extreme Champion Wrestling (ECW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He supervised other talent and wrote performance material for himself and other entertainers. In his spare time, he has made numerous visits to hospitals as part of the WWE Circle of Champions program in association with the Make a Wish Foundation, as well as to the Children’s Respite Center in Kansas. He is also a regular participant in the WWE Wrestlemania Reading Challenge Program, visiting Connecticut schools and reading to children. In addition, Mr. Manna taught computer literacy in Catholic grade schools in Philadelphia.

Now, Michael will bring his unique teaching style and extensive knowledge to CSB where he will influence the next generation of Broadcasters. Log on to www.t4show.com or www.gocsb.com for information on Michael Manna and the Podcast Now! Workshop on November 22nd.


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