Nigel McGuinness by Rob Schamberger © 2012 Rob. All rights reserved.

Nigel McGuinness

Nigel McGuinness painted by Rob Schamberger

Acrylic, oil and spray on 24″ x 24″ wood

If you were to make a list of the best wrestlers in the last ten years and Nigel McGuinness didn’t make it on your short list, then your list is wrong. Nigel was a big part of the success of Ring of Honor, where he became a notable champion. He came to my attention when he moved to TNA and wrestled as Desmond Wolfe. I remember reading that this Desmond Wolfe guy was challenging Kurt Angle for the title, and I was like, what’s up with a new guy going straight into the main event? “Oh! Desmond Wolfe is Nigel McGuinness! Word!” He had some good feuds there and was a part of Ric Flair’s Fortune stable. Unfortunately a medical situation forced him to retire from the ring in what should have been his prime. He still has an active role in the wrestling business, including working as a commentator for Ring of Honor.

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