By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
“Sitting Ringside with Dave Penzer” with guest Ed Nordholm
Hosted by Dave Penzer
Interview available at Stitcher.com/podcast/sitting-ringside-with-david-penzer
On the biggest thing he’s learned since Anthem purchased TNA and started to run the wrestling business: “That producing content is very different than just broadcasting it. It was an eye opener as to how complicated the process is in getting the product done, the number of moving pieces, the complexity of the moving pieces, the personalities involved, the management of those personalities to come to a successful outcome. There’s been a lot about the industry that we were, perhaps, naïve in thinking it would be as straightforward as we thought it might be. We learned all kinds of lessons, I don’t know where to start.”
On whether there a certain point that he realized this was going to be harder than Anthem bargained for: “I would say that when we got into August and September of 2017, I think that was probably coming into our darkest period and we had to make some hard decisions on whether we could or should carry on.”
Other topics include Nordholm on how close the company came to closing last fall and what got it back on track, why Anthem bought TNA, the difficulties of running a pro wrestling company, his recent meeting with WWE and what transpired, and if Chris Jericho will be appearing at Bound for Glory.
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