About Eric Gargiulo

Eric Gargiulo is a pro wrestling announcer, commentator, and radio show host. Eric is most known for his years announcing and hosting for Combat Zone Wrestling.

Pro Wrestler – Eric trained with Jim Kettner and a variety of ECWA wrestlers in 1994. Eric made about a dozen appearances wrestling for the ECWA and on independent shows.

ECW Ring Announcer– Eric Gargiulo was a ring announcer for Extreme Championship Wrestling. Eric made his debut in November of 1996 in Staten Island, NY. Eric announced road shows for the company through May of 1998.

Pro Wrestling Radio – Eric Gargiulo began Pro Wrestling Radio in January of 1999. Pro Wrestling Radio aired on WBCB 1490 AM out of Philadelphia, PA from 1999-2009. The radio show is generally regarded as the longest consistent running pro wrestling radio talk show on terrestrial radio.

The show featured interviews with a variety of guests. Past guests include; Steve Austin, Ricky Steamboat, Bret Hart, Edge, Dusty Rhodes, Tito Ortiz, Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Graham, and more. Chris Jericho was the first guest on the debut show. Bruno Sammartino became the show favorite. Sammartino made more guest appearances on the show over ten years than any other guest.

Pro Wrestling Commentator/Host – Eric joined Combat Zone Wrestling as a commentator/announcer in 2000. Eric first entered CZW as a backstage interviewer. Eric made his announcing debut on the Caged to the End home video. Eric was immediately paired with John House on the broadcasts.

Eric announced and hosted shows for CZW through 2007. Eric’s CZW work included pay-per-views, television, and home videos. Eric also traveled to Italy for CZW’s first Italian tour. Eric also worked behind-the-scenes helping write, book, and script for CZW.

Eric has worked for most of the major independent pro wrestling companies as an announcer. Eric announced for Dangerous Women of Wrestling’s television and home videos. Eric also announced pay-per-views for Women’s Extreme Wrestling from 2001-2008.

Eric called the action with Buck Woodward for several Japanese Pro Wrestling pay-per-views from 2002-2005.

Eric announced the final two shows for Court Bauer’s Major League Wrestling.

RF Video Shoot Interviews – Along with Rob Feinstein and Doug Gentry, Eric helped innovate the pro wrestling shoot interview concept. Eric began hosting shoot interviews for RF Video in 1996. Eric continues to host and write interviews for RF Video, Inc.

Eric and former ECW champion Steve Corino announced the first two Ring of Honor home videos together. Eric left the company shortly before the third show due to conflicts between CZW and ROH.

Eric reunited with ex-CZW partner John House in 2007 for several Pro Wrestling Unplugged shows.

Eric continues to make sporadic appearances as a commentator in pro wrestling. Eric is semi-retired as an announcer.

Camel Clutch Blog – Eric began the Camel Clutch Blog in 2007. The blog was published online by phillyburbs.com. Eric’s blog topics included pro wrestling, MMA, the NFL, and politics. Eric’s blog was highly ranked and often featured on Yahoo BUZZ.

In 2009 Eric took ownership of the blog. The blog can currently be read at http://www.camelclutchblog.com.

CamelClutchBlog.com has been featured on NBCSports.com, FoxSports.com, CNNSI.com, Google News, and Yahoo front page.

In 2009 Eric took ownership of the show and began broadcasting the show exclusively live online. The show currently airs Monday nights live at 7 PM/EST. The show can be heard live online at – http://www.tvbydemand.com/radio_prowrestling_radioshow.asp. The show is also available through iTunes via podcast.

Email Eric or questions to Pro Wrestling Radio to [email protected].

Check out Eric’s wiki page on Wikipedia by clicking here.