I-95’s Joe LaRocca Electrifies Crowd at Cheeky Northeast Wrestling Event in Danbury
Every year when Northeast Wrestling brings their show to the Danbury PAL building, I toy with the idea of participating, and actually wrestling.
The folks at N.E.W. have been very kind, and inviting but at the last second, I always turn the invitation down. What am I going to do? A cheap Stone Cold Steve Austin imitation? No, that is exactly what I would do, and rather than put the crowd through that, I pass.
For this year's event headlined by the Hardy Boys, they'd actually booked one of the personalities from our sister station, the Wolf, who was all set to make an appearance. Something came up, and he was not able to attend, so they invited me again.
I respectfully declined because, it's just not something I'd be good at, and I'll probably re-injure my knee. This left a hole in the card, a place they had reserved, for one of our radio personalities. Who knew we had just the guy on our roster? His name isJoe LaRocca and he killed it.
Joe is an on-air personality at I-95, a senior account executive and a lifelong wrestling fan, and he did the best job you can do in this situation, and these things are not easy. LaRocca represented I-95 with a flare and passion, I could not. He loves wrestling to his bone, so it made sense for him to be the one in the limelight.
I was able to get my hands on two videos. This is the first, it was posted to Youtube on April 24 by Danny H Vlogs. WARNING - This video features a group of friends out having fun, swearing, smoking blunts and saying all sorts of things. I did not watch the whole thing, I'm simply interested in LaRocca's portion which begins at 8:56. I don't know the extent of what these guys did, or said, I'm not responsible for it, I'm not endorsing it, I'm not denouncing it, END DISCLAIMER.
Below is another vantage point of Joe's performance where he was briefly overshadowed by a fan we'll call "Cracky McCheeks."
Good for Joe, he pressed through the boos that were likely meant for me and the distracting ass cheeks and handled his business.