WCWC Management Team
The West Coast Wrestling Connection and Paragon Pro Wrestling Management Teams are unique in the world of professional wrestling. In addition to impressive business backgrounds, each person at the top level of WCWC and PPW management shares extensive experience in both broadcasting and professional wrestling - quite a departure from other wrestling companies with management comprised of either wrestlers or broadcasters, but not both.
Jeff Manning - CEO
At twenty years of age, Jeff Manning began a 15-year career as a professional radio personality, working his way up to a major Los Angeles station - the one that made the legendary Wolfman Jack famous. Manning's radio career included stints as Morning Personality, Talk Show Host, Program Director and Operations Manager.
Professional wrestling has been in Manning's blood most of his life. As a youngster, he routinely watched top wrestling stars such as John Tolos, Freddy Blassie and Pedro Morales compete at Los Angeles' world-famous Olympic Auditorium. Manning began his wrestling career in Northern California wrestling promotions in the late 1980s. That career blossomed into work as a referee and wrestling manager.
In 2005, his own professional wrestling promotion was born in Salem, Oregon. His West Coast Wrestling Connection celebrated its 9th anniversary in March, 2014. To the professional wrestling community, he is also known as the on-air personality, Morty Lipschitz.
Robert Blagman - CMO and Manager of Global Syndication
Robert Blagman creates, produces, and syndicates television programming for national and international TV networks. His company, Media Fusion, and its affiliates will be bringing a new slate of TV series to market in 2015. Robert is CMO and manager of global syndication and sales for West Coast Wrestling Connection and Paragon Pro Wrestling. Paragon is an exciting new direction in international pro wrestling; a sport that ranks with NASCAR, the NFL and World Cup Soccer in consumer popularity.
The Media Fusion group of companies was created in 2002 to serve the changing global media landscape. Robert expanded a consultancy to include advertising and marketing in more than 20 countries, including Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia. His annual marketing billing averaged $60 million from 2002-2011 and included companies in varied industries.
In 1998, Robert, partnered with Eicoff & Co. a division of Ogilvy & Mather and won the "Best Corporate Transactional TV Program" award for Kodak and was also named "One of The Top Ten Media Executives Leading Us Into the 21st Century" by Response Magazine.
Robert's previous work involved the extraordinary creation, development and management of a new TV network in a newly post-Communist Eastern Europe in 1995. He also created the sales division from the bottom up - training, managing, and setting budget goals and new business strategies.
The Walt Disney Company brought him in as the Vice President, National Sales Manager for their broadcast division after holding a similar position at local Los Angeles KCOP-TV.
In 1985, he was named Vice President, National Sales Manager at Katz Communications, American TV Sales division. He was the youngest executive to be promoted to Vice President in the company's 80 year history. As V.P. and National Sales Manager, Robert managed 91 TV ad sales executives in 21 U.S. cities and trained more than 25 sales candidates. During his ten years at Katz, Robert sold and created more than a documented $1.4 billion of commercial airtime.
Len Denton - Director of Wrestling Operations
Director of Wrestling Operations for the WCWC and Paragon Pro Wrestling, Len Denton is a Hall of Famer and one of professional wrestling's best-known living legends. Although he was successful wrestling under his own name and as one of the "Dirty White Boys," Denton is best known as the iconic masked "Grappler."
He was - and still is - a top main event wrestling star. He began his career as a teenager, quickly becoming a main stay of Big Bill Watt's Universal Wresting Federation, where he wrestled all of the major stars in professional wrestling.
Amongst his many "firsts" in wrestling was his dubious honor of being the first victim of Jake "The Snake" Robert's DDT, the most famous wrestling maneuver of the 1980s and '90s. He was the booker (matchmaker and TV writer/manager) for Harley Race's Central States Wrestling and for Don Owens' Pacific Northwest Wrestling.
His autobiography "Grappler: Memoirs of a Masked Madman" is the #1 ranked professional wrestling book at Amazon.com.
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