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Ring name(s)
David Penzer

David Penzer

Billed height
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

University of Florida

Billed weight
190 lb (86 kg)

Trained by
Gary Michael Cappetta


TV shows
Impact Wrestling

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David Penzer is an American professional wrestling ring announcer, currently working for Impact Wrestling formerly known as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He appeared with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) between 1995 and 2001.


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Early career (1988–1993)

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Penzer attended the University of Florida. While there, he operated a mobile disc jockey company. He debuted as a ring announcer in 1988, appearing with the Global Wrestling Alliance in the South Florida metropolitan area.

World Championship Wrestling (1993–2001)

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Penzer first became involved with World Championship Wrestling around mid-to-late 1993 or early 1994 while acting as a booking agent for Floridan jobbers who appeared at WCW events. He was eventually hired by Tony Schiavone in 1995 and was mentored by Gary Cappetta. When Capetta was released from WCW in 1995, Penzer was appointed main ring announcer by WCW President Eric Bischoff. His announcing attire was notable in that, rather than the traditional black, Penzer often wore a vibrantly colorful cummerbund with his tuxedo.

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Penzer's place at wrestling events was usually restricted to announcing; however, in late 1997, Chris Jericho found himself on a losing streak and would repeatedly attack Penzer for announcing the winner's name, often taking Penzer's steel chair and repeatedly bash it against the ring post. Jericho would then give humorous apologies and even gave Penzer a new suit jacket as a gift, yet he would once again throw a tantrum soon after. Penzer remained with WCW until the promotion was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001. In the course of his WCW career, he attended every single taping of WCW Monday Nitro as well as Thunder.

Post-WCW (2001–2005)

Following the sale of WCW, Penzer worked with the Xcitement Wrestling Federation until it closed. He then began working on the independent circuit as a booking agent, in addition to acting as the manager of Rowdy Roddy Piper's book tour and appearing with the short-lived World Wrestling All-Stars promotion. In 2001, he was the ring announcer for the main event of a NWA Florida show where Steve Corino defeated Mike Rapada to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion. In 2004. he became Vice President of an airbrush tattoo company.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2005-2010)

In 2005, Penzer joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as a ring announcer, making his debut on the pre-show of Against All Odds pay-per-view on February 13, 2005.

On the October 16, 2008 edition of TNA Impact!, Kurt Angle beat up Penzer and then put the Ankle lock on him. Penzer was legitimately injured as his face became swollen. Backstage announcer Jeremy Borash took over ring announcing duties for the rest of the night.

On May 16, 2010, Penzer was released from TNA.

In 2014 David became a real estate agent in the Tampa, FL area with Exit Elite Realty.

In 2017, he began to appear regularly on the YouTube channel "The Hannibal TV" either recalling his experiences in wrestling or interviewing other stars on their experiences. It was the first time in 7 years he was seen in the wrestling business.

Return to Impact Wrestling / Global Force Wrestling (2017–present)

Penzer returned to Impact Wrestling as a ring announcer at the April 21 Impact Wrestling television tapings.


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