Jack Korpela

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Jack Korpela
Jack Korpela.jpg
Born (1982-07-31) July 31, 1982 (age 32)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Resides Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Professional wrestling career
Billed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Debut 2002

Jack Korpela (born July 31, 1982) is an American presenter, commentator and interviewer best known for his previous work on ESPN as a motorsports announcer.[1] In addition, he has previously worked in the WWE as a play-by-play commentator, an interviewer and as host for various WWE programming. He was a sports radio talk show host for CBS Radio in Pittsburgh, and was a sports anchor/reporter for KVOA-TV in Tucson, Arizona.[2] He is the editor of motorcycle racing website, Cycledrag.com.[3] Korpela was selected to host the British Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony with the legendary "Big Daddy" Don Garlits in 2015 in England.[4]

Early life[edit]

Korpela was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and communications.

ESPN motorsports announcer (2002–2006)[edit]

Jack Korpela first started his career in 2002 as a motorsports commentator, host and reporter for ESPN. He hosted Inside Drag Racing and In the Driver Seat. Korpela interviewed former WCW and WWE Superstar Bill Goldberg at a car show in Texas.[5]

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2006-2011)[edit]

Korpela debuted in WWE in 2006 hosting shows on WWE Classics on Demand. In September 2007, he became the host of The Bottom Line, replacing former host Todd Grisham. Korpela would host Bottom Line for approximately two years before being replaced as host by Scott Stanford. Beginning in 2007, Korpela commentated a number of episodes of WWE Heat along with Josh Mathews until May 30, 2008, when WWE Heat was replaced internationally with a new show featuring classic matches, called Vintage Collection. Korpela then became the host of After Burn, WWE Experience and Free for All when Josh Mathews became the commentater of former WWE program, ECW on Syfy. On February 9, 2009, Korpela debuted as the host of This Week in WWE. Following this, on December 9, 2010 Korpela again replaced Grisham as a WWE presenter, this time on Superstars. Korpela would commentate on Superstars alongside Matt Striker. Korpela would once again replace Grisham a third time on September 6, 2011 as a commentator on NXT.

On December 9, 2011, Korpela's contract with WWE expired and he opted not to renew to concentrate on sportscasting.

Korpela hosted sports talk radio programs for CBS Radio and worked and an anchor and reporter for KVOA in Tucson, Ariz.

Job titles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Korpela, Jack. "Jack Korpela Personal Website". Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Schuster, John. "JACK KORPELA CONTINUES TUCSON'S WWE LEGACY". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Korpela, Jack. "Dragbike Racing". Cycledrag.com. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Rogers, Andy "Tog". "British Hall of Fame". Eurodragster.com. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Drag, Cycle. "Goldberg Slams Korpela". Youtube. Retrieved 10 June 2006. 

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