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WEST WARWICK West Warwick (wôr`wĭk, –`ĭk), town (1990 pop. 29,268), Kent co., central R.I., on the Pawtuxet River; set off from Warwick and inc. 1913. Textile manufacturing remains a leading industry. West Warwick includes the village of River Point. , R.I. -- Chuck Palumbo Charles Ronald (Chuck) Palumbo (born June 15 1971) is an Italian American professional wrestler, who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. was once known for his jump shot, but now makes a living throwing flying forearms.
The former star community college basketball player is a rising star in World Championship Wrestling For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). For the poet, see William Carlos Williams.
World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. as a member of a group of new faces called Natural Born Thrillers The Natural Born Thrillers was a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling in 2000. History
The Natural Born Thrillers were made up of seven young wrestlers, all from the WCW Power Plant. .
Until a few years ago, he had never even seen a wrestling match.
After high school, Palumbo joined the Navy, then returned to school at the Community College of Rhode Island The Community College of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as "CCRI", is the only community college in Rhode Island. Founded as Rhode Island Junior College, "RIJC", in 1964 with 325 students, today CCRI consists of six campuses and enrolls over 16,000 students across the state. . At CCRI CCRI Community College of Rhode Island
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CCRi Children's Clinical Research Institute he was a national Division III All-American basketball player. He went on to play at Central Missouri State, where he became interested in professional wrestling.
He paid his own way to a wrestling training school in Atlanta, selling everything he owned, he told The Providence Sunday Journal.
"The first three days there, they just killed us. I can't tell you how excruciating it was. They really pushed us hard," Palumbo said. "They were just trying to find out who was serious about it, who had the heart to do it.
"The first seven months I was there, I did not get paid a dime. It was a struggle," he said. "You had to find other means of income, but that was hard because you had to be at camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m."
Palumbo survived financially thanks to his girlfriend, Shannon, who worked while he was learning how to be a professional wrestler.
Palumbo's big break came last year with a successful monthlong stint in Japan.
After that, "The Event," as he is billed, quickly became a part of major WCW WCW World Championship Wrestling
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"On an average week we're working three to five days," he said. "The most I've done is 12 days in a row. We usually have TV shows on Mondays. A lot of people don't realize that we do house shows, too, which are not televised."
The WCW Magazine recently called Palumbo the likely rookie-of-the-year.
"I love what I'm doing. It's hard, but it's a great life," Palumbo said. "I feel like this is something that was custom-made for me."