Disco Inferno made a brief appearance on the December 15 edition of Impact Wrestling titled "Total Nonstop Deletion." Inferno was asked whether he had a memorable Ric Flair party story to share with the fans. Disco Inferno Active Also known as Boogie Man, Disqo, Disqo Inferno, DI, Glen Gilberti, Glenn Gilbertti, Brooklyn Stud, Slave, Teaser ... Singles Wrestler (1991 - today) Tag Team Wrestler Road Agent Booker. [2][47] The next month, he earned his title shot against the champion Jeff Jarrett but lost the match after Vince Russo hit him with a baseball bat.[2][48]. The show is currently on the MLW Radio Network. He defeated Mr. Disco was booked to win the WCW World Television Championship from Wright on September 22 edition of Monday Nitro. At Halloween Havoc, they challenged for the World Tag Team Championship in a triangle match but ended up losing the match. He also wrestled for the Southern Wrestling Alliance and Vince Russo's Ring of Glory. In the late 1990s into the early 2000s, he also appeared on WCW Announcer Mark Madden's sports radio talk show on ESPN Radio 1250 in Pittsburgh as "Mr. Friday Afternoon". Highlight reel of Disco Inferno-bashing aboard "Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager At Sea" in October 2018. Advertisement Former WCW star Disco Inferno was a guest on the latest edition of SK Wrestling's UnSKripted with Dr. Chris Featherstone. In recent years, Gilbertti has become a fixture on wrestling podcasts. He was trained by Steve Lawler and started in the North Georgia Wrestling Alliance in 1991. Let’s do this. Gilbertti had a plan to impress Scarlett Bordeaux. By Marc Middleton | January 29, 2020 Former WCW Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion The Disco Inferno has been announced for the … During this show he issued an open challenge for anyone to face him, as he had no opponent to face. According to Inferno, one reason for the loss of hype is because Riddle is being made to play a goofy babyface in WWE. Disco Shanti (fl. Ultimate Wrestling Q&A The Inner Circle, Stan Hansen, Disco Inferno & More November 29, 2020 DougMaynard.com. Disco Inferno was one of the closest friends of Vince Russo in the wrestling business. He faced Brian Christopher most nights on the tour, mostly ending in defeat. [3][39] They were scheduled to win the World Tag Team Championship at Millennium Final on November 16, but Disqo was legitimately injured. [59] During booking sessions, Gilbertti would occasionally joke with the creative team about potential angles: one included doing a martian invasion storyline where the story would start with antennas coming out of Mike Tenay's head;[60] another one would include a pre-recorded vignette showing an empty locker-room followed by a caption showing "Invisible Man: Coming Soon".[60]. Disco, Wisconsin, an unincorporated community in Jackson County; People. [60] Russo ended up not signing with WWE later and Gilbertti was not signed as a result as well. His injury was mentioned after Disco refused to lose to Jacqueline because she was a woman. Gilbertti is currently one of the hosts of a podcast called Keepin it 100 with Konnan. [2] He wrestled on the Georgia independent circuit, where he was best known for his time with Great Championship Wrestling (GCW) where he won several titles. [2][3] Around that time, Disco feuded with the likes of Booker T,[26] Konnan,[27] Buff Bagwell[28] and Ernest Miller. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/Impact Wrestling, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Glenn Gillbernetti on Twitter - Clarifies that he was born in 67, and not 68", "PODCAST: The Swerve (Ep. [2][46] On May 7, 2003 pay-per-view, he won an Anarchy Battle Royal to become the number one contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. [13] At World War 3, he participated in the three ring, 60 man battle royal with the winner receiving a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. In late 2004, Gilbertti reunited with Swinger and the duo teamed up together at Turning Point in a losing effort to Pat Kenney (formerly Simon Diamond) and Johnny B. [54][55], He appeared at the WrestleCon Supershow during Wrestlemania 31 weekend in San Jose, California. [3][29], Gilbertti later said that the nWo storyline and working with Hall was the highlight of his career. Disco Inferno. Average rating in 2019: 5.25. Often, he would bring a cheat sheet with a diagram on how to apply the hold to the ring. Just give us the cause of death! On the July 31, 2002, weekly TNA pay-per-view, Disco Inferno debuted his weekly talk segment entitled Jive Talkin'[43] after announcing that he would be hosting a talk show the previous week. "Omega doesn't cut a good promo," Disco Inferno stated. [2][3][16][17] Disco lost to Jacqueline at Halloween Havoc. [30], Inferno won the Cruiserweight Championship from Psychosis on October 4, 1999 edition of Nitro. [3] At Inception, he participated in a battle royal which was won by Buff Bagwell. Charlotte Flair could be out of action until 2021. Can’t Knock The Hustle: Wrestling’s 30 Under 30 List (WWE, AEW, NXT, New Japan, and more) January 6, 2021. The Filthy Animals feuded with Misfits in Action and Disqo unsuccessfully challenged Lieutenant Loco for the Cruiserweight Championship at The Great American Bash. (Image: WWE) Listen, Jaboronies, and you shall learn-o, Of the midnight tweets of Disco Inferno… He later threw one of the fruits off the top of the steel cage before the main event. - 28 minute mark", "Slamboree 1996: Lord of the Ring results", "Disco Inferno's first Cruiserweight Championship reign", "NWA-Total Nonstop Action PPV – July 24, 2002 – Nashville, Tennessee – Aired Live", "NWA:TNA PPV results – November 26, 2003", "Impact Wrestling results November 22, 2018", "Ask 411 Wrestling 10.24.12: Hogan in Japan, the 1991 Royal Rumble, the NWA, More! Russo placed Disco into the Filthy Animals faction where he was clearly the worst member. MysterLynch, Aug 29, 2020 #9181 ... and Disco Inferno. [2][50] Gilbertti left TNA and returned to independent circuit. [3][34] Marinara joined The Mamalukes, while Disco was joined by LeRoux. [3][33] He was joined by a new ally Tony Marinara. Disco Inferno is leading a boycott against AEW on Twitter. He was confronted by Blanchard after badmouthing women's wrestling. [3] He defeated La Parka at SuperBrawl VIII. Disco Inferno asked what his cause of death was, and he was told it was a non COVID-19 lung issue. Since Gilbertti was pinned in the match, he was forced to wear the Turkey suit.[53]. [3], In spring 2000, Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo "rebooted" WCW and the New Blood was formed. Gilbertti quit the team with Swinger after the match. Gilbertti then went on to join Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), changing his alias to his real name. [45], Gilbertti became a member of Sports Entertainment Xtreme (SEX) and even became their leader near the end of that angle. On March 15, Gilbertti beat Kikutaro as he prepared for Bordeaux. [3][24] He earned his title shot later that night against champion Billy Kidman but lost the match. [12], Disco started making a push in the cruiserweight division by the mid-1996. It’s time to do the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. [3][38] During the match, Disco turned on Konnan by hitting him with a Chart Buster and began feuding with both the Animals and the Thrillers.[3]. He returned later in the show, losing in a squash match to Abyss.[2][51]. [3][36] At New Blood Rising, Disqo refereed a fatal four-way match for the World Tag Team Championship, which KroniK won. [3][37] At Fall Brawl 2000, Filthy Animals fought Natural Born Thrillers to a no contest in an elimination match. It was a quarter-final match of the tournament for the vacant WWA World Heavyweight Championship. [56], Disco teamed with Eli Drake on March 11, 2018 at Future Stars of Wrestling in Las Vegas. [23], After not getting any success, Inferno and Wright split and began focusing on their singles careers again. Many of his peers from WCW—now working for WWE—such as William Regal, Bill DeMott, and Scott Armstrong, did defend Gilbertti, stating that he fully embraced the gimmick and was successfully able to get it over with fans. During his time with the WWA, Disco continued his humorous gimmick both in and out of the ring. [3] At Bash at the Beach, Inferno lost a match to Konnan. He held the NGWA Tag Team Titles with Ashley Clark. Train w/ @fswvegas @KennyKingPb2 @MaskaraManik @TheRealDisco & more", "SHOW RESULTS - 3/28 WrestleCon Supershow in San Jose, Calif.: Huge collection of stars including Hardys vs. RVD & Sabu main event, TNA wrestlers, Team 3D in mega-12-man tag", "Former ECW Champion Raven Returns to Ring On The Weekend - Last Word on Pro Wrestling", "My Last Days booking WCW – by Glenn Gilbertti", "A Day Inside A Booking Meeting – by Bill Banks", "Disco Inferno Shoot Interview (Approx. [2] On the November 26 pay-per-view, Gilbertti teamed up with Diamond and Swinger in a 6-man tag team match to face 3Live Kru (Konnan, Ron Killings and B.G. September 26, 2020 Eddie Kingston recently responded to comments made by Disco Inferno and others on an episode of Konnan’s “Keepin’ it 100” podcast. NXT UK, Dot Net Weekly, Miz & Mrs. and Total Bellas return, WWE Raw poll results, Disco Inferno, Elektra, Matt Cappotelli November 12, 2020. Gilbertti appeared on the Thanksgiving 2018 episode of Impact Wrestling. It is hard to deny the popularity of Riddle's goofy persona, but it does feel at times as though his character does not match his in-ring ability. [58] During that time, the booking committee consisted of Gilbertti, Vince Russo, Bill Banks, Ed Ferrara, and Terry Taylor. There is a difference in Riddle's persona and his current wrestling style. He also attended TNA's Lockdown fan interaction in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 12, 2008 and later appeared as a guest on the October 8, 2008 edition of Spin Cycle, TNA's online-exclusive show. [11] Inferno made his pay-per-view debut at Slamboree 1996: Lord of the Ring in a tag team contest where he teamed up with Alex Wright against Dick Slater and Earl Robert Eaton. He refused and got beat down by Anderson until Sting came to his aid.[52]. You will be redirected. Perhaps Disco Inferno has a point when he says that a shoot style Riddle would elevate the Original Bro's overall character. Gilbertti returned on February 25, 2020 and formed a partnership with Johnny Swinger after Willie Mack said he would no longer be a tag team with Swinger. According to Inferno, Riddle has lost the hype that he had in NXT. Here's what he had to say in response. [2][41] He was eliminated by the 'Fruits in Suits', Australian children's TV performers, in a WCW style joke story line. Disco Inferno on Ric Flair On the March 10 episode, Gilbertti and Swinger lost to Mack and Ace Austin. He participated in Eli Drake's 2nd annual "Gravy Train Turkey Trot", a 5-on-5 mixed tag team match where he teamed with Ohio Versus Everything member Jake Crist, Katarina), Desi Hit Squad member Rohit Raju, and their captain Eli Drake. On the March 8 episode, while searching for Don Callis ringside to discuss his Impact management role, Gilbertti had a confrontation with Scarlett Bordeaux. [18] He engaged in a feud with Perry Saturn after losing the Television title to Saturn on November 3 episode of Nitro. Disco Inferno: WrestleCon Supershow 2015 Mar 28th 2015: Disco Inferno: def. On May 23 in a house show in Australia, Disco faced WWA World Heavyweight Champion Sting for the title but lost the match. On that same Guest Booker interview, Gilbertti elaborated on his philosophy on booking professional wrestling: "There has never been a book written on wrestling. He sat at ringside commentating in his usual style until he was beaten down by the returning Scott Steiner. Shows are either TWO 75 minute sets or THREE 45 minute sets unless specifically noted. Disco, a French film starring Franck Dubosc 85 of the top 500 wrestlers in the, This page was last edited on 4 January 2021, at 13:41. Hunks Wrestling very generously sent me a sample of their wares, and I'm proud to say they're a fine new option for those looking for wrestling videos. On March 29, Scarlett Bordeaux beat Gilbertti in an intergender match. [3][35] Disco aligned with Mamalukes and became an enforcer for the duo. In Vince Russo's book Rope Opera, Russo says when he was close to re-signing as head writer of the WWE creative team in mid-2002, he requested that Gilbertti be brought in with him; according to Russo, word got around about Gilbertti's booking to the point that Vince McMahon questioned Russo's decision about bringing in Gilbertti due to legitimate concerns about Gilbertti's ideas, and referenced the "martian invasion" angle to him. Post-WCW, during interviews and columns he had written, Gilbertti had been known to be very vocal about his preference of the entertainment aspect over the athletic component of professional wrestling.[61][62]. The following week, Gilbertti and Swinger lost to the Deaners. Gilbertti credits Raven for the birth of the "Disco Inferno" character. Disco Inferno [Wrestler] DJZ [Wrestler] Dorado Lince [Wrestler] Doring Danny [Wrestler] Last 10 feedback received: Nick Kroll Rts Nov 25, 2020 Ginger Zee (abc News) Success Nov 25, 2020 Mlb Chris Singleton Success Nov 25, 2020 Nfl Bill Brooks Fail / Rts Nov 25, 2020 Tony Dungy Success Inferno started a feud with Juventud Guerrera and defeated him at Halloween Havoc to become the number one contender to the Cruiserweight Championship. He believes that if Riddle coupled his popularity with shoot-style wrestling, his persona would match his character. Later in the year he toured further with the WWA in the UK in December. He claimed The Original Bro needs to return to the style he showcased in his YouTube and Twitter videos in order to become a "killer.". They do that while having had folks like Benoit, Eddie, Jericho, Rey and co. ... Sting returns in 2020? Home / Profile / Disco Inferno. [20] He patched up things with former rival Alex Wright, thus turning into a villain in the process and the duo formed a tag team of dancers known as Dancing Fools. [14] Inferno was injured in early 1997 and he took some time off before returning in September. [25] Later at Starrcade, Disco along with Bam Bam Bigelow and Scott Hall assisted Nash in ending Goldberg's 173 match winning streak in the main event of Starrcade. Inferno dropped the Cruiserweight title to Evan Karagias at Mayhem after Inferno accidentally attacked Marinara. [15], Disco then feuded with Alex Wright, who began dancing before his entrance to mock Disco. In 2003, he returned to WWA under his "Disco Inferno" gimmick. T.A. James) for the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship. American professional wrestler best known for his work for WCW from 1995 to the bitter end as Disco Inferno. Disco Inferno did an interview with SportsKeeda to discuss a wide range of topics. Inferno received a spot on Russo’s creative team along with an on-air role. On October 18, 2007 edition of Impact!, Gilbertti appeared in a taped interview segment with Mike Tenay as Disco Inferno. After WCW, he worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and World Wrestling All-Stars. Disco joined The Mamalukes, then the Filthy Animals,[3] renaming himself Hip Hop Inferno[citation needed] and then Disqo (a pun on R&B singer Sisqó, whose single "Thong Song" was a major hit at the time). [2][42] He returned to commentary duties for the WWA final PPV, the Reckoning. Both talents shared similar views of what made wrestling important and what WCW needed. Gilbertti started wrestling in 1991 wrestling his first match on November 20, 1991. [2][49] When their stable fell apart, Gilbertti began teaming with Young while Simon and Swinger formed a separate team. Tags. Also at these shows he joined Jeremy Borash on commentary in the second half of the shows, claiming that he was there as the crowd had not shown him respect earlier in the show. [3][31][32] He entered a program with Lash LeRoux and had a successful title defense against LeRoux at Halloween Havoc. Mr. TA: dark: PWS Dream On Jun 8th 2013: Colt Cabana: def. Disco Inferno spoke on the UnSKripted podcast about a wide range of topics. Glenn Gilbertti, Actor: Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report. Disco Inferno has revealed that he would like to train Riddle, and believes he could turn him into a "killer.". [44] The talk segment lasted three weeks ending on August 14, 2002 with the weekly guests being Goldy Locks, The Dupps, and "Dean Baldwin". [8] He annoyed the audience with his disco dancer character, which included dancing on the way to the ring and during his matches, the punchline being that fans would chant "Disco sucks!". That angle started as one of the best in US wrestling history, but quickly became a cancer that killed the company. ... Wrestling Headlines 2020 End of Year Awards Results. After SEX disbanded, Gilbertti managed the tag team Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger prior to forming the New York Connection (NYC) which consisted of Vito, Simon Diamond, David Young, Johnny Swinger and Trinity. In late 2007, Gilbertti worked for TNA as a road agent and also contributed to the creative team with Vince Russo. At Starrcade, Disco and LeRoux lost to Mamalukes after Disco accidentally attacked LeRoux. Disco Inferno also spoke about some of the issues with WWE RAW. December 16, 2020 Matt Riddle is arguably one of the best in-ring talents in all of WWE. During this tour, which included the Retribution PPV, he mostly worked on commentary and ring announcing duties. Later in the night, he was shown backstage being made fun of by Alisha Edwards and Kiera Hogan for losing to Bordeaux. A good and solid tag team. He also credited as being the script writer/creative consultant for this tour. Your thoughts on Santana and Ortiz? While serving as a guest commentator for a women's battle royal, Gilbertti entered the match and won by eliminating Tessa Blanchard. With a strong team of writers, editorialists, and social managers, we strive to provide to you the most up-to-date wrestling news and information around the web. Bro-Nuts will be a thing with or without you #BroNuts https://t.co/aOTHywFakR. Former WCW star Disco Inferno was a guest on the latest edition of SK Wrestling's UnSKripted with Dr. Chris Featherstone. [3], Since 2009 he has worked as a trainer for Future Stars of Wrestling in Las Vegas and sometimes appears on the company's independent shows. Gilbertti was pinned by Fallah Bahh after a Bonzai Drop. Gilbertti also appears weekly on Vince Russo's The Brand Network in a show called named Lions, Tigers, Bears and Dirt. Disco Inferno believes Riddle should adopt a shoot-style form of wrestling. Russo trusted Disco enough to become part of the creative team in 2000. General Rection substituted for Disqo and then won the tag titles for Disqo and Wright. They were also joined by fellow dancer Tokyo Magnum. [64], In 2009, Gilbertti started working as a host at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club, a strip club in Las Vegas.[65]. Gilbertti made his return on February 22, 2019 where he was shown backstage trying to find the management office. Beginning of in-ring career: 20.11.1991. In 2005, Gilbertti went back to working the independent circuit in Georgia and Minnesota. The book that has been written on wrestling is in the ego of the minds of the people that have done it before us, the ones that have booked previously and have been successful. The hosts and guests of the show were critical of Kingston for perceived similarities between his angle with his new stable on Dynamite and Bret Hart’s Hart Foundation angle in 1997. eWrestlingNews was founded in 1999 and has been covering wrestling news 24/7 ever since. He mostly competed in the WCW's shows Saturday Night, Main Event and WorldWide that mainly featured mid-card wrestlers . Around this time he was also a commentator and wrestler (still using the Disco Inferno name) for World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA). In September 2015, Kayfabe Commentaries, who produces DVDs of wrestler interviews, released "Guest Booker with Glenn Gilbertti" where Gilbertti talked about his wrestling philosophy as well as his joke ideas such as the martian invasion, the Invisible Man, and "Bill Ding: The Evil Architect"; when asked what his favorite story or character he booked, Gilbertti said the booking of Lance Storm in WCW where Storm was pushed week after week to the point where he held three titles at the same time. Badd. On the May 24 episode, Gilbertti held an "exhibition" with Ashley Vox. He has been with the show since it debuted on Podcast One in 2016. A match is booked between the two. Gilbertti signed a contract with WCW in 1995 and debuted later that same year. That is the information that we know. The end of WCW came shortly after, but Russo had a chance to return to WWE in 2002. [3] Inferno wrestled on many editions of Main Event before pay-per-view events against superstars such as Joey Maggs and Eddie Guerrero. However, it seems a former WCW Superstar does not necessarily think that way. [2] His name was often spelled incorrectly using "Glen Gilberti" or "Glenn Gilberti". He retired from wrestling … Speaking on how he would train Riddle, Disco Inferno believes that he needs to incorporate a more shoot-style based move set in order to improve as a wrestler. In 2014, Gilbertti began appearing as a guest on Major League Wrestling Radio's podcasts and in early 2015 briefly had his own podcast 'Hot News' alongside Mike Sanders on Vince Russo's now defunct Pyro and Ballyhoo website. Inferno became allied with, although he never joined the nWo Wolfpac until after the reunion. This page has moved. Gilbertti returned on the May 17 episode and spoke negatively about women's wrestling. In 2002 Disco continued with the WWA, appearing at the Revolution pay-per-view in February. Gilbertti started wrestling in 1991 wrestling his first match on November 20, 1991. He worked one match for TNA Wrestling on a 2003 episode of Xplosion as a tag team against David Young and Disco Inferno. Tweet. — The Wrestling Collector (@WCollector78) August 17, 2020 On Keepin’ it 100, Disco Inferno was asked about his run-ins with Ultimate Warrior, which also got Konnan to respond, and their interactions with him were, for lack of a better word, similar to others. [17] Disco lost to Saturn in a rematch at World War 3,[19] before regaining the title from Saturn in a rematch on the December 8 episode of Nitro. This was a mock of the Rock's people's elbow and involved Disco wearing a hardhat and doing the YMCA dance before dropping the elbow. ... Average rating in 2020: 5.00. ", "Future Stars of Wrestling on Twitter - Oct 2015 - Want to be involved in the Wrestling Business? M.A LeBlanc | June 23, 2020. He also had a short stint with the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) in 1992. Disco's last appearance with WCW came on the March 19, 2001 (second to last) edition of Nitro where he spoke about his new partnership with Sanders and lost a match to Jason Jett. Gilbertti had a brief stint on the creative team in TNA in late 2007 to early 2008, when Russo brought him in. WCW was purchased by World Wrestling Federation (WWF) later that week. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Chris Featherstone on UnSKripted, former WCW wrestler Disco Inferno said that he would like to train Matt Riddle. Disco could be pretty entertaining, but the Glacier angle was awful. Inferno said that he wants to know exactly why. ! He gradually rose to mid-card status as a tweener, with his gimmick being that he would forget how to apply his finishing hold, a standing figure four leglock. Gilbertti was not interviewed for the show. Z-Barr worked with CZW til 2009, but also spent time with other independent promotions and working in Japan for Big Japan Wrestling. The team was used for comedy relief and often danced before their entrance. Gilbertti made his name in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as Disco Inferno, named after The Trammps' song and inspired by John Travolta's character Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. January 11, 2021. On case number 00039 Gimmick Matches, Wrestling with Tragedy discusses the gimmick matches that didn't do so well at hooking in fans due to looking ridiculous, not doing enough to add in actual wrestling for the match and/or making the wrestlers involved look pathetic and ridiculous in action. Disco Inferno also stated the hype surrounding Riddle has trailed off. The guy died in the wrestling business at a very young age. Disco Inferno: WrestleCade WrestleCade 2012 Nov 25th 2012: Disco Inferno & Hurricane Helms: def. 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