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Condello wrestling documentary a winner
By KIRK PENTON - Winnipeg Sun


For decades Tony Condello has been the man behind the curtain, making sure his wrestling shows went off without a hitch.

He is now the man in front of the camera, and a prestigious film festival likes what it sees.

A Manitoba-made documentary about Condello’s years in the wrestling industry called The Promoter: The Tony Condello Story has been named one of the 2014 Award of Excellence winners at the Canada International Film Festival that will be be held next month in Vancouver.

Image Productions and MTS created the documentary, which was directed by Terry Goring, and it is currently available for MTS cable subscribers as part of its “Stories From Home” series.

“I still don’t believe the thing won,” Condello said Saturday. “There must be thousands of films out there, and they choose that one. I don’t know how they choose.”


The Tony Condello Story is one of nine that will receive an Award of Excellence in the documentary feature competition. Condello plans to attend the CIFF, which will be held March 28 and 29 at Edgewater Casino in Vancouver. It features submissions from more than 30 countries.

“I’m going to go just for the fun of the it,” Condello said. “I’ve never been to a film festival, so why not?”

The hour-long documentary features interviews with former Condello wrestlers like Edge, who went on to WWE fame, and local radio legend Joe Aiello, who served as the host of Condello’s WFWA and IWA cards that aired on Winnipeg television for years.

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  • Tony Condello bio and story archive