WFAN’s Craig Carton acknowledged on the Carton and Roberts present on Wednesday that he was initially imagined to painting the character of “Joey Kinds” and function the announcer for ECW.
“I used to be as soon as supplied a job in wrestling once I labored in Philly. I don’t even know the title of the league. I used to be supplied a job within the mid-90s to be a man named Joey Kinds. Sure, I used to be on the WIP Radio in Philadelphia, somebody got here to me, clearly from ECW and stated, ‘we love you,’ all of the ass-kissing, ‘we’d love you to be our ringside announcer, and also you’re gonna go by the title Joey Kinds.’
They had been giving me that title, they got here to me with that…so I used to be going to be Joey Kinds in 1995. I believe my schedule didn’t enable it or one thing. I don’t keep in mind being in opposition to it, I wasn’t making a lot cash, so the cash would’ve been nice no matter it was. I don’t keep in mind, I believe it got here all the way down to each time they movie it or do it, I used to be on the radio…I used to be going to be Joey Kinds, I’ll always remember the title as a result of it was such a cool title.”
Paul Heyman, the previous proprietor of ECW, took to Twitter to refute the story informed by Carton as he wrote the next:
“Sorry, @craigcartonlive. I’m calling bullshit on this one. #JoeBonsignore was @JoeyStyles even earlier than I employed him in 1993. In ’94, we wanted a substitute that summer time. There have been just a few concerns. None of them had been to be named #JoeyStyles. #ECW @EvanRobertsWFAN.”
Bonsignore was the voice of ECW and known as many reveals simply by himself. He had a legendary profession that ultimately noticed him go to work for WWE the place he appeared on WWE programming between 2005 and 2008 along with his work on the WWE web site.
Dave Meltzer wrote the next in a discussion board on F4Wonline:
“Anyway, in 1995, Paul Heyman and Joey Kinds had a falling out and Carton was approached concerning the job. The half about him utilizing the title Joey Kinds is his not remembering appropriately. He was informed he could be changing a man named Joey Kinds.”
In ’94, we wanted a substitute that summer time.
There have been just a few concerns.
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) February 25, 2021