Scott Hudson is no stranger to WrestleZone.com as he contributes weekly editorials exclusively for our site and will continue to do so. Best known for his time in WCW as the play-by-play man for “WCW Saturday Night”, Hudson also had the privilege of calling the final edition of Monday Nitro on March 26, 2001.
After WCW was bought out by the WWE, Hudson had a very short stint with McMahon and company, but did not sign with them. Rather, he resurfaced a couple of years later for TNA as a fill-in announcer and full-time backstage interviewer. He left TNA in 2005, but was asked back earlier this year to fill in backstage at their “Against All Odds” pay per view in February.
In addition to his successful career, Hudson is an avid wrestling fan following all WWE and TNA programming and pay per views. His fair knowledge of the independent scene and his amazing historical sense of the business will be a great asset to WrestleZone.com’s writing team.
Bill Behrens was a television programming syndicator for twenty years or so working with companies like Universal Television (ITC/Polygram) as an independent subcontractor through his company Show Business, Inc.
In the mid-1980s, wrestling companies began asking him to help get their show on TV starting with Florida Championship Wrestling, David Woods’ Continental Wrestling, and Eddy Mansfield’s IWF. In the early 1990s, he began working with Jeff Jarrett & Jerry Lawler’s USWA (CWA) until it died after being sold in 1997.
He also worked with Jim Cornette and SMW as their syndicator at the same time he was working with USWA until it went out of business. When USWA went out of business, he created Music City Wrestling with promoter Bert Prentice at the suggestion of Jerry Jarrett, which became NWA Worldwide when he joined the NWA in 1998. Behrens ended up serving as a Vice President of the NWA for several years and President of the organization for one year.
While still promoting NWA Worldwide in Nashville, Behrens started promoting weekly shows in Georgia as NWA Georgia which in 1999 merged with Cornelia, GA, based NCW to form NWA Wildside. NWA Wildside continued until 2005, producing 330 consecutive weekly TV episodes, and helped launch the careers of AJ Styles, Ron Killings, Hotstuff Hernandez, Abyss and numerous others.
Behrens shut down Wildside to join WWE to help start it’s Deep South Promotion in McDonough, GA. Behrens had worked previously with WWE under contract twice before, and with WCW twice while promoting Independently. The last WCW contract made NWA Wildside a development territory for the company. Behrens went to Australia and assisted on a WWA tour and PPV in 2004. Soon thereafter, TNA began operation Behrens was offered a job there.
He left TNA briefly for the WWE/Deep South deal, but ended up resigning and returning to TNA as it’s Director of Bookings from early 2006- July of 2008 when the position was taken in house by TNA. While with TNA and after leaving WWE, Behrens returned to Cornelia, GA to help Jerry Palmer’s NWA Anarchy which had replaced Wildside, producing it’s weekly TV, helping with booking and running the shows, which continues.
Behrens also represents numerous independent wrestlers as a booking agent, and manages TNA stars AJ Styles, Abyss, & Christopher Daniels, among others. He has established a lot of relationships thoughout his time in the business and is a big supporter of “accurate reporting” when it comes to the “Internet Wrestling Community”. His contacts and resources will definitely help assist him in his efforts to provide consistent and reliable news here on WrestleZone.com.
Scott Hudson and Bill Behrens are small, yet important pieces in the new direction of our site. The pairing of these two as part of our reporting team, in addition to the exclusive columnists in Glenn Gilbertti, Mark Madden, and Eric Stein, WZ.com is definitely becoming the number one place to be as it pertains to wrestling news, discussion, information.
More announcements will be made over the coming weeks, including our official launch of the WrestleZone.com “Video Player” with tons of exclusive content you will not be able to find anywhere else. We appreciate your continued support of our site and hope you will further spread the word as we welcome Bill Behrens and Scott Hudson to our WrestleZone.com team.