Interviews: Former WCW star The Stro
Robert Kellum is a longtime professional wrestler and more recently, an actor.
Kellum is best known to fans as WCW's The Maestro, which combined his musical talents with elements of the gimmick his great uncle, the legendary Gorgeous George had utilized to perfection. He was lucky to leave WCW before it completely sunk ship, ending its disastrous final year via purchase by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
While Kellum has not been in major role for a national wrestling promotion since his WCW days, the man that now goes by "The Stro" has stayed incredibly relevant through a new form of marketing—The Internet. Between various blogs, columns, press releases, and simply connecting with fans via MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter, The Stro went from being one of WCW's best (and underrated) in-ring workers, earning praise from people such as WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair to a top independent wrestling superstar that gets booked for almost as many appearances as Snooki from MTV's "Jersey Shore." Almost.
Through hard work, dedication, and being him—a down to earth, super-nice guy that loves interacting with fans, Kellum has built a following wrestlers in major companies wish they had.
Fast Facts about The Stro:
-Former Smokey Mountain Wrestling TV Champion (SMW was run by the great Jim Cornette).
-Competed in WCW throughout the 1990s and until 2000.
-Voted runner up for Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year as Robbie Eagle in 1993.
-Competed in Jerry Jarrett's USWA promotion, where he became their heavyweight and tag team champion.
-Starred in the films "12-24" and "Deader Country."
In a recent interview with The Sports Courier, The Stro talks about his wrestling career, Gorgeous George's Hall of Fame induction, and if more movie roles are in the future!
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