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An entertainment property – specifically, a wrestling property – you have to have a decision maker. You have to have somebody who sits on top, that is guiding the ship, that makes the decisions.
In my early formative years, back in the territory days, if a guy didn’t get along for whatever reason or didn’t get over or things didn’t work out, or he just wanted to relocate, he had other territories to go to to make, if not the same amount of money, substantially more or less.
When I was growing up, I could tell you everything about the three radio stations in Nashville. My 12- and 14-year-olds can’t tell me one radio station here but can tell me three on Sirius.
There was a time, 2006-2010, where there was a roster full of guys that were making a full-time living and many guys in the six figures, and that’s a good loving.
Vince McMahon – he’s third generation, and his enormous empire, he ran it much like the territories. The buck stopped with him; he made the decisions. That’s how a company should be run. Feast or famine, right or wrong, the WWE is driven off his decision making and always has been.
Whether it’s a song you write or a television show or a movie or professional wrestling, there are three components to IP law. There is publishing, there are writers, and there are performers. The publisher is always the owner.
My time in TNA, I was working extensively in the international side of things – India properties, the U.K. properties, Africa, all of that. So, I know the international business side quite well.
My favorite TNA match would have to be the first Ultimate X.
My family has been in the wrestling business for over 70 years. I’m a third-generation wrestling promoter, and years ago, when I fist started, there was a wrestling audience in the United States in 22 regions.
The great thing about wrestling is that it’s very subjective. They’ll let you know what they like and don’t like.
During intermission, we reward the loudest, rowdiest fans with backstage passes, so we have a meet-and-greet, and then, at the end of the night, we give all the fans an opportunity to actually get up in the ring and have their picture taken with a TNA star. So we’re very, very fan interactive.
He is Razor Ramon. His athletic ability and mind for business… he knew how to connect. He connected with millions around the world.
My grandmother was a promoter. My father was a promoter.
Every year, I sort of look at where I’ve been and where I’m headed. I’m coming up on my 25th year. Rejuvenated, I guess, is one way to look at it. I’m absolutely having a blast with what I’m doing.
People that don’t know Owen Hart or just know his passing… what a great guy above anything – a family man, father, husband – but he had more integrity in his pinky than most people had in their entire body.
You can connect with an audience by being a conduit. I’m a big believer of connecting wrestling audiences.
Antonio Pena, the founder of AAA, and I worked together in 2002/2003. I have worked with the Pena family for years. I am the longest-reigning non-Mexican Mega Champion.
Pretty much my entire life has been played out in front of wrestling fans, even the stuff – I guess you could say the legend and lore – which has grown.
Now in the digital age, in the age of social media, all of the wrestling audiences are so much more connected. I cannot stress that enough, how much more connected wresting audiences are around the world.
When you look back on my career, my in-ring work has been watched across the world.
In business, what do we do? We compete.
My grandmother got into this business in the 1940s, so it’s all I’ve ever known. So I’ve seen a lot of wrestling.
I was a fan first; then I became a wrestler, then a promoter, then a businessman and everything that goes with it – marketing, merchandise, licensing, legal, everything. But I’ve always enjoyed it.
I worked seven years in territories in Japan and Puerto Rico and worked my way up to the main events on those cards, then went to the WWF and spent a little while there before I got into the Intercontinental run and a main event runs with Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash.
I’ve been approached for views about doing a book, but I never wrapped my head around it in terms of, where does it end? I suppose, after being inducted into the Hall of Fame, that gave me a second thought.
It’s amazing the footprint WWE has around the globe. When you look at the scope of the amount of live events they run, it’s mind-boggling.
John Cena is John Cena – it’s really not a character he is playing.
Wrestling continues to evolve and change, and we plan to stay ahead of the curve, beginning with ‘Slammiversary.’
When you look down in history, whether it was The Rock or Stone Cold, they are the perfect example that you can be given the ball, but you then have to run with it.
When WWF and WCW came along, they weren’t the only game in town, but to make a good living, you had to work for one of the two organizations. Without a true Number Two, there is no such thing as a Number One. You’re just it; you’re just there.