I really appreciated the interview. It allowed me to see Wayne DeMilia from a much better perspective than my first impression.
In 1981 I was in Las Vegas to judge (I was on the panel for the Lightweight, Light-Heavyweight, and the Overall) the 1981 AAU American Bodybuilding Championship (aka AAU Mr. America). The NPC was beginning to break from the AAU to become the pathway to the IFBB circuit. And as a result, make the NPC considerably more profitable. One aspect was that the NPC was very weary sending much of their athlete dues to the AAU. Part of the solution, we were introduced as a group to Wayne DeMilia who was supposed to put Bodybuilding to the front concerning promotions. My initial impression was he was an arrogant, New Yorker. I left Las Vegas with that impression. And I never sought to investigate further.
Thank you again. I can see there is much more to Wayne DeMilia than a promoter for hire.