The recently released DEFY5 on introduced a new but familiar voice to the DEFYANCE as former WWE commentator Rich Bocchini (fka Rich Brennan) joined our team as play by play commentator.

From the Houston Area, Rich came up through the ranks working for such promotions as Booker T's Reality Of Wrestling, then spent time with WWE where he was best known for commentating for Smackdown and NXT. While in NXT, Rich was the soundtrack to some of the most prominent moments in the brand's short history.

We are big fan's of Rich and his work speaks for itself. We are so excited at this chance to  expand our team and streamline our production process in which allows our former commentating team oppurtunites to develop new content and to help grow alongside our business with new event and content offerings. - Jim Perry / DEFY Owner

Mostly recently, Rich has provided "PBP" for MLW, FEST Wrestling, and Wrestlecircus and can be heard weekly on MLW Radio Network's flagship show, and as co-host of the JJ Dillon Show.

You can hear Rich call the action alongside legand Tony Schiavone from MLW's most recent event "Never Say Never" for FREE! 

DEFY's most recent play by play commentator, Cody Von Whistler is currently in talks with DEFY in developing new content for and color commentator Matt Farmer resumes as DEFY Booker and Producer.

Rich with Tony Schiavone at MLW in Florida. Photo by

Rich with Tony Schiavone at MLW in Florida. Photo by

You can follow Rich on Twitter @RichBocchini  and hear Rich NOW on DEFY5 at