(Continued). . . An interest in writing led to the first of many
national magazine stories being published in 1966 when Tenay was
just 11 years old. For 7 years he edited and published an award
winning wrestling newsletter distributed to readers in the U.S.,
England and Japan. While Tenay kept a strong interest in the sport
as well as maintaining relationships with many people involved in
wrestling, it wasnÕt until 1991 that he actively returned by accident.
While working as a manager at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in
Las Vegas, Tenay appeared on a national radio sports talk show.
When the discussion turned to his wrestling background, the phone
lines lit up like Christmas trees. Just one day later, that guest
spot led to his broadcasting debut, as the host of his own national
radio show, "The Wrestling Insiders", which aired on over 400 stations
in a 6 year run. In 1994, Turner Home Entertainment produced "When
Worlds Collide", a live pay-per-view featuring wrestlers from Mexico.
TenayÕs international knowledge led to his first national television
spot as a color commentator. In 1995, Tenay joined the WCW broadcast
team as a specialist in matches featuring some of wrestling's biggest
stars. In September of 1996, he replaced NFL great turned wrestler
Steve "Mongo" McMichael on TNT Monday Nitro. In addition to Thunder
and Nitro, Tenay can also be seen on all WCW pay-per-view events,
WCW Saturday Night on TBS and the syndicated WCW Worldwide. He also
writes a monthly column for the WCW magazine, hosts a weekly report
on the WCW hotline and produces video features and packages seen
on the WCW programming. His extensive travel schedule (250,000+
air miles in 1998) enables him to enjoy his two favorite hobbies
- attending sporting events in cities across the country and visiting
his 1-year-old granddaughter Kayla, who lives in Las Vegas with
her parents Eric and Kim. The 44-year-old Tenay resides in suburban
Atlanta, GA with wife Karen.