Former WWE star D’Lo Brown was recently interviewed by VOC Nation to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Brown discussed the current status of IMPACT Wrestling, being patient with talent, and who he thinks will be the next breakout star.
Here are the highlights:
Current status of IMPACT Wrestling: “Luckily [Impact] is with better management now, and TNA became Impact and is in a much better place than it was before,” stated Brown. “I am very much involved in the office of Impact now; I’m a backstage producer and part of talent relations.
“The long term goal for Impact is to become as big of a property as we can, draw as many fans as we can, carve our niche out and own our little place in sports entertainment. The goal is to put more eyes on our product.”
Being patient with talent: “Be patient with talent. Listen to them; listen to their input and their feedback. Talent are not just robots. They know themselves better than anyone else. They are individuals that want to have part in the creative process and have input on their character.
“As long as you connect with them on a personal level, it is very easy to work with talent. As long as you explain what your vision is, listen to their vision, and find a happy medium; it [can be] easy,” said Brown.
Who will be the next breakout star: “Tessa Blanchard is a rock star. Male or female, she is one of the best talents in the industry right now,” said Brown. “She is a mega star waiting to happen. Just like Chyna, she doesn’t seem out of place in the ring even with men.”