Sunday, October 26, 2008




Evan Ginzburg-

Franco Frassetti-

Marlon “Tiger Khan” Kalkai was a pro wrestler who travelled the world for well over a decade in pursuit of his dream- making it in the world of professional wrestling.

Along the way he made some bad choices and that dream tragically died with him in 2006.

In the documentary Tiger Khan- Fire in the Blood, Finamore-Frassetti Productions and Tiger’s close friend Evan Ginzburg look at the colorful life and tragic death at age 33 of this respected and beloved athlete.

Frassetti is an experienced documentary director whose upcoming film In The Ring of Honor chronicles the life and times of Bruno Sammartino. Evan Ginzburg served as Associate Producer on Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke. The picture won best film at the 2008 Venice Film Festival and will close the prestigious New York Film Festival.

Two plus years in the making, Tiger Khan- Fire in the Blood features original music by Sounds of Tibet and Ansel Matthews, footage from the poignant 2007 Tiger Khan Memorial Show, rare photographs, interviews with legendary professional wrestlers, animation, in-ring footage of Tiger in action, as well as interview footage of Tiger himself talking about his passion for life and the wrestling business.

Tiger Khan- Fire in the Blood premiers at the Pioneer Theater in New York’s East Village on October 26th at 9PM. Tickets are $10.00 each ($6.50 students/seniors/members). A Q&A with filmmakers Evan Ginzburg & Franco Frassetti follows the showing.

The Pioneer Theater is located at 155 East 3rd Street at Avenue A in New York City. For further information call theater at 212-591-0434. Advance tickets NOW AVAILABLE- visit and click by showtime or call (800) 595-4849 (service charges apply).

Producer/Director Franco Frassetti and Evan Ginzburg are available for interviews in conjunction with this movie.

Hear more about the film on the 3rd Annual Tiger Khan Memorial Radio Tribute Sunday night October 19th from 7-9PM EST on Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio (co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano) and heard live at and (archived 24/7 at same stations) as well as on’s interview with Evan Ginzburg- both archived below. Just click to listen.

Join noted pro wrestlers and the filmmakers at the world premier of Tiger Khan- Fire in the Blood on Sunday October 26th at 9PM. Log onto,, and for further details, directions to theater (F or V train to 2nd Ave Station), and updates.

3rd Annual Tiger Khan Memorial Radio Show Sunday 10/19

Edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by

Dr. Mike Lano

Guests include:

Franco Frassetti (Co-Director/Producer Tiger Khan-Fire in the Blood)

Lee Peterson General Manager of Pioneer Theater

Eric Adamz

WRESLTINGRESPECT.COM INTERVIEWS EVAN GINZBURG ABOUT HIS ROLE IN THE WRESTLER, TIGER KHAN- FIRE IN THE BLOOD & MUCH MORE. LISTEN HERE… Wrestling Respect ( is a new web site and audio show that focuses on New England-based independent promotions plus Ring of Honor, Chikara, TNA, WWE, and all other organizations that run shows in the region. The site's founder, Joshua B, spent 14 years in the music industry where he had the opportunity to interview many artists, musicians, and producers. Now he has taken that experience and applied it to his long-time interest in pro wrestling. His home studio, dubbed the Golden Touch studio, now pulls double duty as pro wrestling personality interview headquarters. Episode #1 of Wrestling Respect features an hour plus interview with New England Championship Wrestling president and co-owner, Sheldon Goldberg. The next interview was conducted at the studio with the help of an American Sign Language interpreter, and was later transcribed into text. The interviewee was Matt Calamare, the region's only deaf referee and wrestler. Now, Joshua B is pleased to announce the availability of the second Wrestling Respect audio show, a 70 minute interview with Evan Ginzburg. The radio host, writer, producer, teacher, club promoter, and manager called the Golden Touch studio from his New York apartment and went in-depth about The Wrestler and many other topics including his time at WBAI radio, his Legends Radio internet show, and much more. But possibly most fascinating are his first-hand accounts of being on the set of The Wrestler, and the six years of preparation leading up to it. Evan's accounts and stories will give you chills. On this episode of Wrestling Respect, you'll also hear about Chikara's return to Framingham, MA, Ring of Honor's return to Connecticut, and the Killer Kowalski Memorial Wrestling show coming this Sunday, October 26 to Malden, MA. Visit to hear the show now or to download it for listening at your convenience. If you like what you hear, subscribe to the Wrestling Respect podcast so you'll never miss an episode.
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