Former ROH announcer Mike Hogewood dead at age 65

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Mike Hogewood died on Wednesday. He is best known for his broadcast work for ACC college sports, and he also served as the play-by-play voice for Ring of Honor’s run on HDNet. The cause of death has not been disclosed. Read more at WBTV.com. [Thanks to Chris Shore]

Powell’s POV: Hogewood was not a pro wrestling guy when he took the job of calling ROH for HDNet, but he was well liked by those who worked with him. The thing many ROH viewers remember about his call is that he used the phrase “slap the porpoise” in a comical manner. Hogewood is a legend to those who followed ACC sports during his run. He retired from sports broadcasting in 2013. My condolences to his family, friends, and many fans.


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