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Dave Prazak

Date Interview done: June 1998

GM: How old are you?

DP: I'm 21.

GM: When did you get started in pro wrestling?

DP: I debuted with Dennis Coralluzzo's NWA as a ring announcer in February of 1996. Prior to that I edited a sheet in high school ("Outside Interference"), and produced a small cable access television show with the same name in '94 and '95.

GM: What promotions do you work for and have worked for in the past?

DP: NWA (Dennis Coralluzzo - New Jersey), IWA (Ian Rotten - Kentucky), MAW (Carmine DeSpirito - Milwaukee), NSWA (Dan Curtis - Detroit), MRW (Mike Rogers - Missouri), NJCW (Charles Calhoun - New Jersey), AWC (Mike Illions - New Jersey), SCW (Norm Connors - Pittsburgh), CCW (Danny Dominion - Chicago), PWI (Sonny Rogers - Chicago), WPW (Nomit Shah & Peter Golazewski - Michigan), CWM (Scott Zeinstra - Michigan), ACW (Mike Krause - Green Bay), SPCW (Ed Hellier - Minnesota), TCW (Angel Amoroso - Philadelphia), IWAS/AAA Lucha Libre (John Arezzi - Chicago), USPW (Wil Schilling - Milwaukee), and I'm probably forgetting a few.

GM: What wrestlers do you currently manage?

DP: It varies from promotion to promotion. Within the past month, I have managed Steve Corino, Joey Matthews, Ian Rotten, "Illustrious" Johnnie Stewart, Adrian Lynch, and "Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce. Others whom I occasionally manage, or formerly managed include Lance Diamond, Twiggy Ramirez, Reckless Youth, and "Dirty" Don Montoya.

GM: What got you interested in pro wrestling?

DP: I started watching the WWF when I was in junior high school. I soon began watching the NWA's tv as well, and World Class and the AWA on ESPN, and before you know it I was collecting tapes from everywhere, buying magazines, and attending shows.

GM: Since you work with the NSWA, do you know what the time frame is when they plan on reopening?

DP: The NSWA is basically dead, for all intents and purposes. Dan Curtis, who was co-owner of the NSWA, plans on re-opening the old Great Lakes Wrestling promotion with Mike Kelly and John Muse in September, running at NSWA's old home, the Wayne Ford Civic League in Westland, Michigan. I may or may not be associated with this new company.

GM: Is there any thing you would like to plug? sites, shows, etc.?

DP: I'd suggest that fans interested in independent wrestling not only attend local shows when an independent comes to town, but also browse the various web sites for independent promotions online. Allan Barrie's has a fairly complete list of links to independent wrestling promotions' web sites. While I'm at it, I'll plug my hotline... 630-585-3958. Cost of a regular call to Chicago.

GM: Would you like to make your email address available to the fans?

DP: Sure. It's, if anyone would like to contact me.