Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez is one of the biggest names in the sports and gaming industry today. Goldenboy is best known for doing eSports commentary and he has even done commentary work for The Rock’s Titan Games on NBC.
This past Saturday night, Goldenboy did commentary work for All Elite Wrestling at their Fyter Fest PPV Event and he was joined by WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross and Excalibur. According to PWInsider.com, the reason why Goldenboy did commentary work for AEW Fyter Fest is the same reason why the Hardcore Match between Alex JeBailey & Michael Nakazawa aired. It was a part of the partnership between AEW & CEO Gaming.
The main man behind the partnership of All Elite Wrestling and CEO Gaming is AEW Executive Vice President Kenny Omega. He was also the main man behind the partnership in 2018 when the event was promoted in conjunction with NJPW.
Prior to this past Saturday night’s AEW Fyter Fest PPV Event, Goldenboy was interviewed by ESPN on a number of topics including him being a longtime pro wrestling fan. Goldenboy first mentioned that he would learn how to do interviews by watching WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross and Micheal Cole because they are the best of the best.
This is what Goldenboy said: “I would watch Jim Ross and Michael Cole and learn from them.” “I also learned how to do interviews by watching the mic placement and posture of people like Jonathan Coachman and Cole. They are the best of the best. They put on a quality product week in and week out, and for any aspiring broadcaster in esports, there’s a lot to learn there.”
Goldenboy would then explain to ESPN what the connection between eSports and pro wrestling.
This is what Goldenboy said: “In esports, we’re constantly trying to chase this sports-like ideology, but the reality is that we’re more connected to pro wrestling.” “We go through all this effort to make every broadcast feel like a show, and that’s what pro wrestling companies do every week. I think Kenny Omega, Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, etc., get that more than most, and it’s about bridging that gap between esports and entertainment. I also feel both businesses operate with a chip on their shoulder that allows them to push the boundaries and make even crazier shows.”
It was also said that while CEO Gaming wants to follow in the footsteps of pro wrestling, All Elite Wrestling wants to use what eSports has created and done in the sports and gaming industry to capture millions of fans worldwide.