Jon Alba is set for a new venture.
The former Spectrum News 13 anchor will make his in-ring debut at Limitless Eurphoria on Saturday, September 25. Alba will lead Prestigious (Mac Daniels, Channing Thomas, and BRG) against Team Davienne (Davienne, Becca, Ashley Vox, & Delmi Exo).
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Alba discussed his upcoming debut.
“Billy Gunn told me that I had a ‘very punchable face,’” Alba says. “He explained to me it was a good thing. He said, ‘People will pay to see you get punched in the face.’ And I said, ‘O.K., that’s something to think about.’ My character blends the lines of reality. Owen Hart had his Slammys, Kurt Angle had his gold medal, and I have my Emmy. We use my path as a way to garner some fan reaction. And human-interest storytelling has taught me the art of crafting a compelling story and saving the reveal for the precise moment, which translates perfectly into pro wrestling.”
Per the stipulation, if Davienne's team loses, she must join Prestigious. If Team Davienne wins, Jon Alba is banished from Limitless through 2021.
“I’m really proud of this story,” Alba says. “Mac Daniels has been making a name for himself on the New England indies. He was my personal trainer when I lived in Maine. He wanted to get involved in pro wrestling, and I connected him with Randy. So it was a natural fit to become his manager. We added to our group with ‘The Natural’ Channing Thomas, who [was part of the group of security guards that] walked Goldberg out to the ring at this year’s SummerSlam, and ‘The Victorious’ Brett Ryan Gosselin. They’re now staples of the New England scene.
“That’s what I want to do—use my skill set to help everyone around me and showcase a lot of different talent. The guys in my group are incredible, and we’re feuding with Davienne, who is one of the best in all the country. She has something that makes you connect authentically with her. And we’re also going against Becca, who has just been on an outrageous rise, and she is amazing in the ring, and [newest MLW signees] The Sea Stars, Ashley Vox and Delmi Emo, who are incredibly talented. This is going to reach a fever pitch at Euphoria.”
Along with continuing to be a fixture for Limitless Wrestling, Alba is also joining Conrad Thompson's podcast network.
Fightful spoke with Davienne about the eight-person tag team match and her desire to punch Jon Alba in his punchable face. You can find her full comments and the interview by clicking here.
Limitless Euphoria will be headlined by Daniel Garcia against Anthony Greene. Fightful will have results from the show following the conclusion of the event.