If you think organizing two or three acts for a one night show is tough, try coordinating 50 that are driving and flying in from all over the world. Did I mention that you’ll have to pick some of them from the airport, and some might not speak English? No managers. No handlers. Just 50 athletes coming to perform at your event, and you’ve got to keep them safe, and show your crowd a good time. Meet Annie Tunnicliffe, Producer for DEFY Wrestling, one of the top regional wrestling leagues in the country. Annie and I talked about what DEFY has been doing to keep their loyal fans engaged while they are unable to produce live events, and about their new deal with Pluto TV.
And the way, musicians and music venues… you need to hear this podcast. There’s a lesson to be learned from the wrestling industry about how they operate as a community first, and as a competitive sport second.
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