Bobby Riedel, Entertainment and Wrestling Agent /
13th November 2003
Tingle, director of Media Man Australia, interviews
a great American agent / promoter, in his quest
to work with the greatest promoters in both Australia
and the United States.
Man's excellent working relationship with Evan
Ginzberg of Wrestling Then & Now, coupled
with the wonderful technology we call the Internet,
helped make this possible. Not being able to have
Bobby in the Channel 31 studio won't stop history
taking place. Perhaps it was a higher power and
force at work here!
any event, many have described this interview
as one of the greatest of Greg Tingle's career,
but then again, the interview can only be as good
as the talent, and Bobby is clearly one of the
best, and it is shown in his goodwill, humility
interview will also compliment articles of Media
Man's, including The Great Yankee Promoters, that
is currently being researched, and The Great Aussie
interview uncovers the world of pro wrestling
and entertainment - the dark side, the light side,
what makes a good promoter, coverage of the steroid
trial and Bobby's befriending of Vince McMahon,
promoting with The Million Dollar Man, Ted Dibiase,
the Rock N Roll Wrestling connection with Cyndi
Lauper, current projects, and what the future
may hold with potential shows in Australia, as
his wrestling promotion battles its way towards
#1 in many insiders eyes.
back an enjoy this historic 22 minutes of pure
note: A man of wisdom, insight and a modern day
visionary. With the power of the people, married
with media and government support, backed up by
God himself, there will be no limit to the goodwill
this man and interview will achieve. Greg Tingle
says, "lets make it happen"!
Wrestlemania official website (WrestleMania
XI, an event that Bobby got hired for by the WWF.
He worked 3 days that got the ball rolling with
him in his relationships with star talent).
Dollar Man Ted Dibiase
Dollar Man official website: Newsletter - "In
His Grip", Christmas 2002, featuring Bobby
Dollar Man official website: Newsletter - Bobby's
Corner, Spring 2003
Part 2 inc Johnny Ova I/V
under the management of Bobby Riedel (correct
Interviews with the extended
Bobby Rydel family
"The Animal" Steele
with great Aussie promoters
and Kevin Jacobsen
Great Yankee Promoters
Great Aussie Promoters
Man They Call Harry M
the media has said about wrestling over the years
Wrestling returns to Australia, by Greg Tingle
- 15th May 2003
walk on the wildside
Other links of interest:
Then & Now
WWF - article about the PWA
"The Snake" Roberts official website
Wrestling Hall of Fame
Man Australia: Entertainment News
Michaels and Marty Jannetty (The Rockers) fans:
Original Rockers ring wear / costume for sale!
all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Riedel: Wrestling Background (credit:
Million Dollar Man official website - newsletter)
as an Autograph Coordinator for John Arezzi Promotions
*Was in attendance for the WWF Steroid Trial for
*Hired by the WWF in March of 1995 (WrestleMania
11 PPV-Hartford, CT).
*Editor of the "Inside Ringside" Newsletter
1995-1999 (Worldwide Subscriptions).
*Pro Wrestling Agent (worked alongside WWF Talent
as 3rd Party Booking Agent)1995-1999.
*Host and Guest Host for Wrestling Radio Shows
*Personality (Heel Mngr., Commentator, Ring Announcer,
Tour Host, and NWA Commissioner).
*Co-Promoter-Acted as co-promoter for specific
wrestling events.(Booking, character development,
storyline, promo spots, and angles).
*Public Relations Representative for Industry.
*Currently providing monthly Top 10 List in Bill
Apters, "Total Wrestling Magazine" for
Impact Wrestling Promotions on sale now on newsstands
throughout the UK, Australia, Ireland and other
points in Europe.
*Booking Agent for over fifty workers in the business
(In 2002, returned to booking responsibilities
on a much smaller scale).
-booked ALL hotels, airlines, and ground transportation.
-arranged payment plans, set fees, and appearance
-booked autograph sessions, grand store openings,
parties, wrestling matches, and conventions.
-handled all Media requests (radio, TV, print,
hotlines, newsletters, press conferences, etc)
-Heel Manager. Added to the character development
of talent, and set the stage for show storylines.
Became the "salad dressing" outside
-Ring Announcer- No explanation needed.
-Tour Host-Responsible to hype up crowd, make
special announcements, keep show moving to given
-Color Commentator- Added valid, yet comical,
commentary to matches in progress for TV distribution.
-NWA Commissioner- "Figurehead" character.
-Publisher and Editor of the "Inside Ringside"
Newsletter, which has paid subscriptions and memberships
from all over the world! Features: news, interviews,
road stories, trivia, cover art, pictures, etc.
Published once a month.
-Worked alongside many different promoters in
setting up and promoting events. Many shows were
charity based events raising money for the Make
A Wish Foundation, Children's Miracle Network,
Breast Cancer, The Weiss Foundation, Memorial
shows and various diseases. Met with venue administration,
school district superintendents, charity chairpersons,
and athletic directors. Provided posters, tickets,
talent for promotional purposes, free media exposure,
and payment methods. Set up floor plan, fundraising
efforts, and event management.
-Gave speeches to elementary schools, youth groups,
and wrestling academies about the principles of
goal setting, health and fitness, wrestling industry
rumors (fact and fiction), the history of the
sport, the evolution of the sport, and the art
of the business. Each speech was followed by a
question and answer period, free autographs, and
free merchandise giveaways.
-On call radio, TV, and hotline guest (required
to answer questions, be the "final word"
on wrestling rumors, and to be in character when
*Co-Founder of "The Weiss Foundation"
with Jonathan Taylor Thomas of "Home Improvement,"
"Man of the House," "Tom and Huck,"
the voice of "Simba" from "The
Lion King," "Pinocchio," "Wild
America," and "I'll be Home For Christmas."
The charity was founded by the two in 1997, and
was designed to raise money for families with
children that suffer from cancer. (Bobby ran the
East Coast and parts of Europe). The charity raised
several thousand dollars.
Show Seat Filler-
Hired to sit next to celebrities at Award Shows
to make crowd look more full for TV (The Essence
Awards-Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, The Artist
(Prince), Will Smith, Celine Dion, etc.
Lauper Star Fund Coordinator
-Helped arrange, organize, and raise funds to
purchase Cyndi Lauper's Star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. Special video, CD, and calendar
projects were also sold to raise funds. Check
out the "Seasonal Cyndi" video with
Bobby Riedel as the host!
and Promotions Director
-Arranged, organized, and headed up, concerts
with Bob Carlisle and Rachel Lampa in New York.
Handled contracts, all rider requirements, and
-Featured vocalist in "The Night The Angels
Sang" and actor (18,000 sell out).
-Featured vocalist in "All Rise" and
actor (12,000 sell out).
-Actor in "If I Die, Before I Wake (12,000
-Sang back-up for live services featuring: Kim
Clement, Tom Tenney, Dr. Mark Chirona, etc.
-Member of Choir-Benny Hinn and Billy Graham Ministries.
-Choir Back-Up for SOLD OUT "Young Messiah"
Tour featuring :Carman, Bebe and Cece Winans,
Sandi Patti, Larnelle Harris, Michael W. Smith,
-Back-up vocalist for "Let Me Find You There"
CD ("Strong and Mighty").
-Acted as representation at autograph sessions,
conventions, and wrestling events for: Adam West
(Batman), Frank Gorshen (The Riddler), Dynomite
(JJ Walker-Good Times), Erin Murphy (Tabitha-Bewitched),
Dustin Diamond (Screech-Saved By The Bell), Tammy
Faye Bakker Messner, Fred "the Elephant"
Boy (Howard Stern), Barbara Feldon (Agent 99-Get
Smart), Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster), Arnold Horseshack
(Welcome Back Kotter)
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