FITE TV COO Michael Weber was recently interviewed by Wrestling Inc. to discuss several professional wrestling topics.
Here are the highlights:
I’ve never seen anybody get such a reaction at such an early age. Again, I’ve had the experience and opportunity to work with so many different people and most of the time guys are in their late 20s/early 30s before they hit their stride. I think he just turned 23. He’s a great guy and knows how to get reactions out of the fans and he is a fairly good athlete which always helps.
How FITE factors into today’s wrestling boom:
I was at WCW when we had Nitro going up against Raw and I was there all 83 weeks [laughs]. That was a pretty cool time because between the two of our companies, we actually grew the whole category – more wrestling fans. There was independent wrestling then but nothing like it is now.
With FITE, GCW is a great example. They have an event this weekend and they are a great company. They’ve been on our platform for about 13-14 months now. Not to be offensive to them, but they would have never gotten a network deal. USA or TBS would have never given them a network deal. But we gave them a platform where they can grow and they’ve got a fantastic fan base.