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Joseph Carmine Bonsignore, better known by his stage name Joey Styles, is best known as "the Voice of Wrestling/{{ECW}}". He was the first, the last, and the ''only'' play-by-play announcer in the wrestling business to call entire live pay-per-views solo (that is, without a color commentator to give him some breathing time and explain moves - [[TakeThat "wasn't done before me, hasn't been done since!"]], in Joey's own words). Styles was well-loved by fans for his commentary skills and snarky attitude, and when ECW folded, it took a while, but he eventually signed with WWE and took up the play-by-play mic on ''Raw'' and later [[FranchiseZombie WWE's ECW brand]]. He was KickedUpstairs in 2008 and served as the Director of Media Content for WWE.com before being released in mid-2016. He promptly signed on with Beyond Wrestling, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, and EVOLVE, but was fired from all three promotions in November of that year over a very controversial remark made towards a female ring announcer during an EVOLVE event. He quietly left the business afterwards.

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Joseph Carmine Bonsignore, Bonsignore (born July 14, 1971), better known by his stage name Joey Styles, is best known as "the Voice of Wrestling/{{ECW}}". He was the first, the last, and the ''only'' play-by-play announcer in the wrestling business to call entire live pay-per-views solo (that is, without a color commentator to give him some breathing time and explain moves - [[TakeThat "wasn't done before me, hasn't been done since!"]], in Joey's own words). Styles was well-loved by fans for his commentary skills and snarky attitude, and when ECW folded, it took a while, but he eventually signed with WWE and took up the play-by-play mic on ''Raw'' and later [[FranchiseZombie WWE's ECW brand]]. He was KickedUpstairs in 2008 and served as the Director of Media Content for WWE.com before being released in mid-2016. He promptly signed on with Beyond Wrestling, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, and EVOLVE, but was fired from all three promotions in November of that year over a very controversial remark made towards a female ring announcer during an EVOLVE event. He quietly left the business afterwards.


Joseph Carmine Bonsignore, better known by his stage name Joey Styles, is best known as "the Voice of Wrestling/{{ECW}}". He was the first, the last, and the ''only'' play-by-play announcer in the wrestling business to call entire live pay-per-views solo (that is, without a color commentator to give him some breathing time and explain moves - [[TakeThat "wasn't done before me, hasn't been done since!"]], in Joey's own words). Styles was well-loved by fans for his commentary skills and snarky attitude, and when ECW folded, it took a while, but he eventually signed with WWE and took up the play-by-play mic on ''Raw'' and later [[FranchiseZombie WWE's ECW brand]]. He was KickedUpstairs in 2008 and served as the Director of Media Content for WWE.com before being released in mid-2016. He promptly signed on with Beyond Wrestling, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, and EVOLVE, but was fired from all three promotions in November of that year over a very controversial remark made towards a female ring announcer during an EVOLVE event.

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Joseph Carmine Bonsignore, better known by his stage name Joey Styles, is best known as "the Voice of Wrestling/{{ECW}}". He was the first, the last, and the ''only'' play-by-play announcer in the wrestling business to call entire live pay-per-views solo (that is, without a color commentator to give him some breathing time and explain moves - [[TakeThat "wasn't done before me, hasn't been done since!"]], in Joey's own words). Styles was well-loved by fans for his commentary skills and snarky attitude, and when ECW folded, it took a while, but he eventually signed with WWE and took up the play-by-play mic on ''Raw'' and later [[FranchiseZombie WWE's ECW brand]]. He was KickedUpstairs in 2008 and served as the Director of Media Content for WWE.com before being released in mid-2016. He promptly signed on with Beyond Wrestling, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, and EVOLVE, but was fired from all three promotions in November of that year over a very controversial remark made towards a female ring announcer during an EVOLVE event.
event. He quietly left the business afterwards.


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TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Styles a full article]] on his life and career.

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Styles a full article]] on his life and career.


* UltimateJobSecurity: Let's face it - any other person would've been fired from WWE for what Styles' said and done on his Website/{{Twitter}} account alone. He keeps his job most likely because [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] doesn't want angry smarks burning WWE Corporate Headquarters down the next day. Let's run down a partial list of Styles' Twitter shenanigans:

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* UltimateJobSecurity: Let's face it - any other person would've been fired from WWE for what Styles' said and done on his Website/{{Twitter}} account alone. He keeps his job most likely because [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] doesn't want angry smarks burning WWE Corporate Headquarters down the next day. Eventually averted, as he was fired from WWE in mid-2016. Let's run down a partial list of Styles' Twitter shenanigans:


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* UnPerson: After the incident mentioned above that caused him to be fired from three promotions in one day, CHIKARA took this stance towards him, to the point of making his roster entry on their website unaccessible.


'''Joseph Carmine Bonsignore''', better known by his stage name '''Joey Styles''', is best known as "the Voice of Wrestling/{{ECW}}". He was the first, the last, and the ''only'' play-by-play announcer in the wrestling business to call entire live pay-per-views solo (that is, without a color commentator to give him some breathing time and explain moves - [[TakeThat "wasn't done before me, hasn't been done since!"]], in Joey's own words). Styles was well-loved by fans for his commentary skills and snarky attitude, and when ECW folded, it took a while, but he eventually signed with WWE and took up the play-by-play mic on ''Raw'' and later [[FranchiseZombie WWE's ECW brand]]. He was KickedUpstairs in 2008 and served as the Director of Media Content for WWE.com before being released in mid-2016. He promptly signed on with Beyond Wrestling, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, and EVOLVE, but was fired from all three promotions in November of that year over a very controversial remark made towards a female ring announcer during an EVOLVE event.

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'''Joseph Joseph Carmine Bonsignore''', Bonsignore, better known by his stage name '''Joey Styles''', Joey Styles, is best known as "the Voice of Wrestling/{{ECW}}". He was the first, the last, and the ''only'' play-by-play announcer in the wrestling business to call entire live pay-per-views solo (that is, without a color commentator to give him some breathing time and explain moves - [[TakeThat "wasn't done before me, hasn't been done since!"]], in Joey's own words). Styles was well-loved by fans for his commentary skills and snarky attitude, and when ECW folded, it took a while, but he eventually signed with WWE and took up the play-by-play mic on ''Raw'' and later [[FranchiseZombie WWE's ECW brand]]. He was KickedUpstairs in 2008 and served as the Director of Media Content for WWE.com before being released in mid-2016. He promptly signed on with Beyond Wrestling, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, and EVOLVE, but was fired from all three promotions in November of that year over a very controversial remark made towards a female ring announcer during an EVOLVE event.


'''Joseph Carmine Bonsignore''', better known by his stage name '''Joey Styles''', is best known as "the Voice of Wrestling/{{ECW}}". He was the first, the last, and the ''only'' play-by-play announcer in the wrestling business to call entire live pay-per-views solo (that is, without a color commentator to give him some breathing time and explain moves - [[TakeThat "wasn't done before me, hasn't been done since!"]], in Joey's own words). Styles was well-loved by fans for his commentary skills and snarky attitude, and when ECW folded, it took a while, but he eventually signed with WWE and took up the play-by-play mic on ''Raw'' and later [[FranchiseZombie WWE's ECW brand]]. He was KickedUpstairs in 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Media Content for WWE.com.

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'''Joseph Carmine Bonsignore''', better known by his stage name '''Joey Styles''', is best known as "the Voice of Wrestling/{{ECW}}". He was the first, the last, and the ''only'' play-by-play announcer in the wrestling business to call entire live pay-per-views solo (that is, without a color commentator to give him some breathing time and explain moves - [[TakeThat "wasn't done before me, hasn't been done since!"]], in Joey's own words). Styles was well-loved by fans for his commentary skills and snarky attitude, and when ECW folded, it took a while, but he eventually signed with WWE and took up the play-by-play mic on ''Raw'' and later [[FranchiseZombie WWE's ECW brand]]. He was KickedUpstairs in 2008 and currently serves served as the Director of Media Content for WWE.com.
com before being released in mid-2016. He promptly signed on with Beyond Wrestling, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, and EVOLVE, but was fired from all three promotions in November of that year over a very controversial remark made towards a female ring announcer during an EVOLVE event.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Joey Styles, the long time ECW announcer, was disgusted with Wrestling/MickFoley's famous Hell in a Cell match at the 1998 ''King of the Ring'', as revealed on the alternate commentary to said match on one of Foley's DVD sets.

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* JapaneseRanguage: Turned "roaring elbow" from a joke made by fans of Japanese wrestling to the move's practically official name in Wrestling/{{ECW}} while observing Wrestling/MasatoTanaka.


*** Of course, also using his Twitter account to run down BarackObama and the Democrats generally comes in handy too, as this chimes with Vince's personal politics.

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*** Of course, also using his Twitter account to run down BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama and the Democrats generally comes in handy too, as this chimes with Vince's personal politics.


* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Bill Alfonso and [[Wrestling/{{Tazz}} Taz]], Cyrus and the Network, Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield.

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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Bill Alfonso and [[Wrestling/{{Tazz}} Taz]], Cyrus Wrestling/{{Taz|z}}, [[Wrestling/DonCallis Cyrus]] and the Network, Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield.


* AccidentalInnuendo: Invoked with this promotional announcement from his ECW days:
-->"Remember, write to Wrestling/{{Beulah|McGillicutty}}'s Box, because her Box will always be open for you. (To someone off camera) I can't say that on the air, I'll never get an agent."



* PromotedFanboy: Styles was a huge wrestling fan, and he was barely out of college when he auditioned for the ECW play-by-play position. Fast forward fifteen years, and he's one of the most respected commentators in the business.


** He revealed [[Characters/WWEDivas Aksana]]'s removal on ''Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}}'' Season 3 before it was shown, then apologized for the reveal ''and insulted NXT at the same time'' a week later.

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** He revealed [[Characters/WWEDivas Aksana]]'s Wrestling/{{Aksana}}'s removal on ''Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}}'' Season 3 before it was shown, then apologized for the reveal ''and insulted NXT at the same time'' a week later.


* PrecisionFStrike: During the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-h.html ECW World Heavyweight Champion]] Mike Awesome vs. Maato Tanaka match at ''ECW November to Remember 1999,'' November 7, 1999, Awesome hit a sit-out Awesome Bomb from the ring apron through a table to the floor. The crowd started the "ECW ECW ECW" chant, until the realization of [[UpToEleven what they had just seen]] hit them and they started a "Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit!" chant.

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* PrecisionFStrike: During the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-h.html ECW World Heavyweight Champion]] Mike Awesome Wrestling/MikeAwesome vs. Maato Tanaka match at ''ECW November to Remember 1999,'' November 7, 1999, Awesome hit a sit-out Awesome Bomb from the ring apron through a table to the floor. The crowd started the "ECW ECW ECW" chant, until the realization of [[UpToEleven what they had just seen]] hit them and they started a "Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit!" chant.

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