Sean Mooney

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Sean Mooney (born May 21, 1959)[1] is a former World Wrestling Federation play-by-play announcer. He now works as an anchor for KVOA, the NBC affiliate in Tucson, Arizona. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona.

WWF career[edit]

Mooney debuted on the May 15, 1988 edition of WWF Wrestling Challenge, replacing announcer Craig DeGeorge.[2]

During his time in the WWF, Mooney's primary duties included play-by-play announcing for matches aired on Prime Time Wrestling, as host of Coliseum Video releases (where he also provided commentary for "exclusive" matches), and hosting the "Events Center" segment[3] during the WWF's syndicated TV shows, such as WWF Superstars and WWF Wrestling Challenge. The "Event Center" was a segment used to promote feuds and house shows. Mooney made his pay-per-view debut at the first SummerSlam in August 1988 as an interviewer.[citation needed]

On occasion, Mooney portrayed his fictional siblings, an identical twin sister named Betty on Prime Time Wrestling (alongside heel wrestlers including Sensational Sherri) and identical twin brother Ian Mooney while co-hosting Wrestling Spotlight. Mooney's last major appearances were at the 1992 Survivor Series and early episodes of WWF Monday Night Raw, with his actual last appearance on WWF TV as the host of the countdown show to WrestleMania IX. In April 1993, his contract expired and he opted not to renew it.[4] He was replaced by Todd Pettengill.[citation needed]

Later Appearances[edit]

He reappeared on WWE TV for one time only in October 2005, during the pre-show to WWE Raw's "Homecoming" to the USA Network. The pre-show simply ran through some past moments of RAW on the USA Network, with several people involved with the WWE during the first years of Monday Night Raw, including Mooney, sharing their memories of the WWE during that period.[citation needed].

Mooney once again returned WWE on July 23, 2012 for the 1,000th episode of Raw by interviewing Daniel Bryan backstage.

Non-WWF career[edit]

Mooney worked as an on-camera host and producer for Major League Baseball Productions in the early 1980s before working for the WWF. Following this, he became an anchorman for WWOR-TV, based in Secaucus, New Jersey. He worked there until 1997, when he was replaced by Ernie Anastos. He moved that year to WBZ in Boston where he served as anchorman for just under a year.[5]

Mooney has been a reporter with Fox Sports Arizona since July 2000 focusing on University of Arizona football and basketball. In 2010, he presented Fox Sports coverage of Rugby around the world and the Rugbyville USA camp in Glendale, Colorado.

He was hired by KVOA TV in 2012 to become a weekend news anchor for News 4 Tucson.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.birthdatabase.com/query.php SEAN MOONEY 1959-05-21 Norwalk CT
  2. ^ "Sean Mooney's OWW Profile". onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  3. ^ Guttman, James (2008). Shoot First ... Ask Questions Later. ECW Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-55022-836-6. 
  4. ^ "Sean Mooney's Club WWI Interview". 
  5. ^ "North East RadioWatch May 1, 1997". bostonradio.org. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Sean Mooney's KVOA Bio".