Manager Joseph DeNucci

What’s your Twitter Handle?
@MrJosephDeNucci

What’s your Booking Information?
themrjosephdenucci@gmail.com

Where are you located?
Chicopee, Massachusetts

How long have you been in the business?
5 ½ years

What made you want to get into the business?
It’s kind of funny. When I was a kid my favorite wrestlers where HHH, Mick Foley, John Cena and Stone Cold Steve Austin. So I would wrestle in this kid I grew up with basement. We would wrestle for hours and just watch some old wrestling tapes. Finding out later on in life probably when I was 13, I found out that I was related to Dominic DeNucci who trained WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley. So that really made me want to get into the business even more. Knowing someone from my family had made it to the big time and became tag team champions with hall of famers and he trained one of my all time favorites was just something I had to be a part of one way or the other.

Where did you learn to be a Manager?
I was taught by two of the very best in my opinion, probably the greatest managers in the business Joey Eastman and Marshall McNeil

Why are you still a Manager?
Because it’s different from anything else in wrestling in my opinion and its really fun role to play

What promotions have you worked for?
Pioneer Valley Pro, Blitzkreig Pro, Pro Wrestling Takeover, The Sanctuary, New England Championship Wrestling, Paradise All Pro Wrestling, In Your Face Wrestling

What injuries have you sustained?
None thankfully

Who are the managers you look up to? Why?
I look up to Marshall McNeil and Joey Eastman because they really helped me become the manager I’am today.

What are your favorite promotions to work for?
All of them. They all are so much fun to work for and the people I get to work for and with is awesome.

Tell us about your first match. Describe it as best you can remember, from the moment you arrived the minute you left. What was it like?
I had a match in Rhode Island in 2013. From what I can remember s getting chopped in the corners from a guy that is twice my size and slammed a lot. It was an experience ill tell you that. It was a quick squash match so I think it was like 3mins long.

Tell us about your most memorable match. Why was it memorable?
My most memorable match had to be Managing Brad Hollister to the PVP title because we have known each other long before wrestling so it was cool to be there and just play a small part in that felt like we were kids again

What do your friends and family think of you being involved in wrestling?
My mom gets terrified but most of my family and friends are pretty supportive

What do you do to pay the bills?
I Work 2 jobs

How far do you want to take your managing?
As far I Possibly can. Hopefully one day on a big stage.

If you could change anything about indy wrestling or how people perceive pro wrestling, what would you change and why?
I don’t think that people realize how much hard work it really takes. It is such a grind. Going to the gym, traveling, being tired and hungry and sometimes we put all of our money into this. So I would want people to not only enjoy what we do in a wrestling ring but to I guess respect what we do because not everyone is cut for it.

Complete the following sentence: If I don’t make it to the WWE, I’ll be…
Kinda sad but I know ill make It there eventually so watch out ?

What do you think the role of a manager is when it comes to a match?
To help elevate talent and get them over as much a possible.

What do you want to be known for in the business?
As a kind gentle soul who works hard and is always there to help out anyone who needs it. I want to help out as much as I can and give back to wrestling because it changed my life in so many ways.

What do you want to be known for in life?
As someone who loves every moment and takes risks. I love life and I want people to know me as someone who just lives it to the fullest and doesn’t take anything for granted.

What’s the best thing about being a manager?
Being able to get a crowd to boo or cheer for the guy I’am managing. I love being able to interact with the fans in a more intimate setting like managing.

What’s the worst thing about being a manager?
Ummm….it’s tough to say because I honestly can’t think of a reason.

What advice have you been given in the business that stands out to you the most?
Keep your mouth closed and your ears wide open.

What advice would you give others just starting out in the business?
It’s going to be tough road. It has its ups and downsm but if you stick with it and believe in yourself you can accomplish anything. Do what you are supposed to do like paying dues and respecting the sport itself and being nice to people can get you a long way.

At what point in time will you know that it’s time to call it quits?
When I know I am not able to anymore.

What’s been the largest crowd you’ve ever worked for?
600 people I think

What’s the smallest crowd you’ve ever performed for?
5 people

How do you handle overzealous fans?
Ignore them as bad as that sounds

How do you handle the haters?
Just brush it off and move forward.

Check out some of Joseph’s Match Mayhem!