ICYMI: GOOKERTHON: Hector Guerrero Talks TNA Always Trying New Things & Their Focus On International Markets
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In this Gookerthon post we take a look at Hector’s comments about some of TNA’s latest business moves. Hector served as the TNA Spanish color commentator from 2008-early 2015.
Later today we will be posting some of this thoughts about the progression of the pro wrestling business and, of course, portraying the Gobbledy Gooker.
You can find some of his transcribed quotes and listen to the full interview in the embedded player below: On his thoughts about TNA launching on POP TV:
HG: They are always thinking new avenues of wrestling. In different ways of promotion. I’ve noticed that they search for new ways of promoting. New ways of marketing. TNA has that ability to do that. Certain people that are hired by them are them looking in to that. Maybe that’s the future? You know? They think that is the future. If it is, it is. What can I say to that? Everything is still about what it says on the marquee, “Wrestling.” You have to remember that. It says on the marquee, “Wrestling.” How you do it and how we do it… that’s where my consulting comes in.
On TNA’s attempt to break in to the India market and their strategy of focusing on international pro wrestling markets one at a time:
HG: I did do some of their PPVs. Lately, even this year, before I was let go. I did some very good PPVs for them. Going in to India, that is a hot bed. I would say Jeff Jarrett opened that door and they are just capitolizing on that circumstance. When Jeff Jarrett went down there and they did that whole India thing it really drew some hot, hot, hot stuff. Really got big. I believe that England, India and maybe any of the other markets around the world are very much a TNA possibility for being exploited. That’s where you go. TNA does a yearly tour to England in January because it’s a hot bed. They draw, you see the crowds, you see the attention they draw. The ratings that they draw in England, as I understand, they are better than the WWE. You have certain people that are going to go for certain markets. That’s the only thing we are looking at understanding here. Some people like certain wrestlers, some people don’t like those wrestlers. Some people like different styles. Some people like Lucha stuff, some people don’t. Some people like that Japanese style, some people like the American style. You are going to get every style possible. What’s good is when you can marry them all together. That’s when you become an asset to promoters if you are a wrestler. If you are a promoter and if you can feel styles. You can see what your people are wanting then you have the understanding of how to do it. When to do it… that’s when the consulting comes in. That’s how you do it.