Memphis doesn’t award anyone for having the most Memphis pride, but if they did, Dustin Starr would be definitely be a finalist.
You may recognize him from the exciting events that go on during breaks at Grizzlies games. Native Memphian, Dustin Starr is our very own emcee for the Memphis Grizzlies, but his love for the city of Memphis doesn’t stop at our NBA team.
“When the opportunity came up to work as their game night emcee, it was a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t want to work for their favorite sports team?” Starr says. “Everyone from the fans, the organization, management, game-ops, you name it, they have all made this experience something I will cherish forever.”
Since he was five years old, Dustin Starr always knew he wanted to be a professional wrestler. He grew up in Memphis watching Memphis Wrestling every Saturday morning on WMC-TV5 and sometimes his family even got to attend ringside on Monday nights in the Mid-South Coliseum.
“Not only did I achieve my goal of wrestling on the same TV show I grew up watching in Memphis, but I also performed inside Mid-South Coliseum.”
As Starr witnessed many of his childhood dreams come true for him, he was stunned when his current dream began to play out when he became a professional WWE wrestler.
Today, Starr and his wife, Maria, live in East Memphis and have both become more prominent public profiles in the city of Memphis. He currently co-hosts a weekly wrestling segment at 12:05 LIVE every Saturday afternoon on Sports56 WHBQ where they host hall of fame guests every week. And has recently been given the opportunity to co-host Local Memphis Live on ABC24 with Amy Speropoulos after guest appearing on their weekly Fitness Friday segment.
It is no secret that Dustin Starr is passionate about the city of Memphis, but more importantly he thinks you should be too. From going to eat at the best Memphis restaurants, attending Grizzlies or Redbirds games, festivals, museums, etc. Starr doesn’t think it’s possible for Memphis to be boring because there is always something to do.
“No city is fun if you’re sitting at home! Parks, museums, best food in the world – Memphis has it all. Get involved – explore our city! CHOOSE901!”