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Arda Ocal (Career)

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Arda Ocal (Turkish: Arda Öcal) (born May 7, 1981, in North York, Ontario) is a Turkish Canadian TV personality, announcer and writer, currently with The Score Television Network and is a sports reporter with Global TV. He was formerly a co-host of the daily lifestyle program Daytime on the Canadian channel Rogers TV in Mississauga, Ontario, before beginning to host and provide color commentary for their flagship Brampton Battalion OHL hockey broadcasts.
He is currently an on air personality on The Score Television Network. Ocal hosts "Aftermath TV" which appears weekly on The Score Television Network following the broadcast of WWE Raw on Tuesday afternoons, as well as "Aftermath Radio" after WWE Raw, which he hosts with former WWE referee Jim Korderas. In 2011 Aftermath Radio won a Wrestling Radio Award for Show of the Year.[1] He is also a broadcaster with the Score Fighting Series, a Score created Canadian MMA weekly televised program. Ocal also provides MMA fight picks on the Score's flagship application, ScoreMobile. In the course of his duties he has interviewed a variety of notable international superstars and aired segments of these interviews on his show. These include: Bret Hart,[2] former WWE champion Sheamus,[3] Honky Tonk Man,[4] The Iron Sheik,[5] Drew McIntyre,[6] Chris Jericho,[7] Gail Kim[8] and Sgt. Slaughter.,[9] UFC president Dana White, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, among many others.
Ocal is also a noted broadcaster in other sports. On top of OHL hockey, Ocal has provided play by play commentary for IBL Baseball, CSL soccer, high school football, numerous junior hockey games and tournaments, as well as boxing, where in 2011 he most famously called a bout with hall of fame boxing broadcaster Al Bernstein, on which one bout between Samuel Vargas and Ahmad Cheiko became a candidate for Canadian Boxing fight of the year.
Ocal holds a degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from the University of Waterloo. While there, he spent three years hosting a variety show on CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario, and released Warrior Nation, a compilation disc of the University of Waterloo's best musical talents, which sold over 4000 copies.
Ocal formerly served as a member of the board of directors at a well known charity in Brampton as well as the Brampton Symphony Orchestra, and co-owns Maximum Pro Wrestling, where he is also a ring announcer and play by play commentator. He also previously served as editor-in-chief for Think Impact (a division of Impact, one of Canada's largest entrepreneurial organizations).
In July 2012, Ocal served as Master of Ceremonies for the George Tragos / Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction banquet.


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