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 Posted: Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 01:54 am
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From Herb,

Former Northeast TV announcer passes away       

Ron Martinez, the son of Pedro Martinez, who promoted wrestling in the Upstate New York and Cleveland area, passed away about one week ago, although we don't have details.

Martinez was the television announcer for his father's promotion in the early 70s, working with Jack Reynolds, who later became a WWF announcer.

Martinez always followed the business closely and along with his father were the first promoters to collect videotapes for the home video market.  The 70s and 80s Wrestling Gold DVDs were licensed from PM Video, which was Ron Martinez's collection, which included collections of 1950s Los Angeles, 1960s Fred Kohler Chicago tapes, a lot of the Detroit tapes, the IWA tapes, the San Antonio tapes and a lot of the Tennessee tapes. 



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clawmaster wrote: From Herb,

Former Northeast TV announcer passes away       

Ron Martinez, the son of Pedro Martinez, who promoted wrestling in the Upstate New York and Cleveland area, passed away about one week ago, although we don't have details.

Martinez was the television announcer for his father's promotion in the early 70s, working with Jack Reynolds, who later became a WWF announcer.

Martinez always followed the business closely and along with his father were the first promoters to collect videotapes for the home video market.  The 70s and 80s Wrestling Gold DVDs were licensed from PM Video, which was Ron Martinez's collection, which included collections of 1950s Los Angeles, 1960s Fred Kohler Chicago tapes, a lot of the Detroit tapes, the IWA tapes, the San Antonio tapes and a lot of the Tennessee tapes. 

I was like: "Fuck! had no idea Pedro(the pitcher) had a son that old?. He must've been lying on his birth certificate or something?"



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Is this the same Ron Martinez that helped out with the Nulty collection?



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Portalesman wrote: Is this the same Ron Martinez that helped out with the Nulty collection?

Yep he leased tapes to Nulty.



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He also did...something with regards to his collection and Classic Wrestling (the Todd Okerlund/Joe Ciupek/et al company).  Ciupek says that they bought the collection outright.  Martinez had said that he still had everything and leased it to CW.  I believe Ciupek, as they have footage on the site that Martinez never sold, presumably stuff he never had converted to a modern format (Ciupek said that a company was hired to convert everything to Betacam SP for CW).  I have no idea how this affects Nulty.  How did Nulty fill orders for PM Film stuff?  Did he go to Ron or did he have broadcast quality copies?

Oh, and how the hell did nobody in wrestling know for at least a week that he was dead?

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Bix wrote:

Oh, and how the hell did nobody in wrestling know for at least a week that he was dead?
The Wrestling Classics paid them off.



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Steve J with info from KKKlassics,

I talked tonight with his son, who said Ron passed away of an apparent heart attack, most likely last Wednesday. Ron lived alone outside of Tampa, so there is some question about the time frame.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday. The son indicated that the video company will be sold, but there are no specifics yet.

We'll have a full account on SLAM! in the next day or so. In the meantime, we extend our condolences to his son and daughter.

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Doesnt Nulty the Nuttsack still owe folks $$$$ for the shoots he ripped them off on? I know he owed Humpy and Gary Hart some dough. Plus, I remember Col Debeers, wasn't too high on our friend Nulty. Ask Chris OTL, he was right there w/me when Ed was trashing Nulty(as were many other former stars). Hell, Dewer and Ports were there for some too.

I know he's not very welcomed @ CAC...that was agroup decision. He's a fucking piece of shit, so it doesn't surprise me. Fuck Mark Nulty!!! Horsefaced Cunt

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Nultys cool.  "If" in fact he did rip off those shit head carney rasslers, Im glad.  I more expect that they over estimated the value of their shoot interviews and felt that he just "owed" them more just because they "thought" he did.

I feel the same way about John McAdam screwing the tape trader mongoloids.  It always makes me chuckle when people feel wronged when their illegal financial transaction doesnt work out the way they planned.



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stingmark wrote:  I remember Col Debeers, wasn't too high on our friend Nulty. Ask Chris OTL, he was right there
All I can recall from that convo was Debeers calling JYD Verne's "token nigger" about a thousand times.

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Chris OtL wrote: stingmark wrote:  I remember Col Debeers, wasn't too high on our friend Nulty. Ask Chris OTL, he was right there
All I can recall from that convo was Debeers calling JYD Verne's "token nigger" about a thousand times.


Geez, was it hard to figure out what he was trying to tell you?:cool:

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Chris OtL wrote: stingmark wrote:  I remember Col Debeers, wasn't too high on our friend Nulty. Ask Chris OTL, he was right there
All I can recall from that convo was Debeers calling JYD Verne's "token nigger" about a thousand times.

Lol, Chris...he(Ed) was hysterical, wasn't he? holy shit. Chris and I were crying from laughing so hard...he just went straight from the hip, it was awesome.



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stingmark wrote: Chris OtL wrote: stingmark wrote:  I remember Col Debeers, wasn't too high on our friend Nulty. Ask Chris OTL, he was right there
All I can recall from that convo was Debeers calling JYD Verne's "token nigger" about a thousand times.

Lol, Chris...he(Ed) was hysterical, wasn't he? holy shit. Chris and I were crying from laughing so hard...he just went straight from the hip, it was awesome.

JYD? :?



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