Awodibu, Walker get Heated, Help Spark the 2022 Olympia Press Conference
The 2022 Olympic weekend has officially started. The opening event of the biggest bodybuilding event was the 2022 Olympics press conference. The big names were not only on the stage. Olympia Owner Jake Wood, Olympia President Dan Solomon and IFBB Pro League President Jim Manion were among those seated in the front row, while Bob Cicherillo served as the moderator for the celebrations.
All divisions of the IFBB Pro League were represented throughout the conference, but the entertainment was provided by the Men’s Open contestants. Two-time defending Mr. Olympia Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, 2019 Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry and two-time People’s Choice winner Hadi Choopan maintained their courtesy while expressing confidence in their abilities. Elssbiay, sunglasses on, predicted that winter would come again, while Curry expressed that this year would be different due to one factor – time.
“I was able to invest more time this year and I think it will pay off,” said Curry. Later in the event, a group of contenders got the crowd loud and on their feet. William Bonac, Andrew Jacked, Blessing Awodibu, Iain Valliere, Nick Walker and Hunter Labrada all shared the stage with Cicherillo. Jacked has been outspoken when it came to his chances this weekend.
“This weekend the Mona Lisa will be on display in all its glory,” he said confidently. He then called Valliere to criticism and comments he had made, leading Valliere to call Jacked to lie down. Jacked decided to wait until Friday night at the Zappos Theater.
Awodibu referred to Walker as “Brick” and said they would finish what they started in terms of their rivalry. Walker responded with a line that drew approval from the crowd.
“I don’t talk to guys on the third callout.”
Cicherillo then called Rafael Brandao onto the stage, who brought tissues for Walker and Labrada and hinted that they were crying after Brandao scored one of their top five finishes a year ago. Finally, Michal “Krizo” Krizanek stormed onto the stage and threw a few poses for the fans.
Other press conference highlights included Solomon updating fans that they would be part of the “biggest bodybuilding and fitness event ever” this weekend and female bodybuilder competitor Margie “Marvelous” Martin announcing that the Ms. Olympia she would be last contest. She will retire to focus on other areas of her life.
When you’re not in Las Vegas to see the Olympia in person, you can follow the 2022 Olympia to watch every pose, callout and award ceremony live by watching the pay-per-view stream at www.olympiaproductions. com order .