This is a question I have thought about for quite some time. If you guys were given the opportunity to work for the WWE, would you? If so, what role would fit you best? Announcer? Creative? Production? Camera crew? Setting up the ring? Referee? Wrestler? Manager?
I only said WWE because it's the biggest wrestling company. Of course, it'd be cool to work for a pro-wrestling company in Canada, Europe, Japan, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc. But, we are excluding those possibilities in the interest of this thread. Those are different countries with different ways of seeing wrestling so I don't know how well I would fit in there as an American Pro-wrestling guy.
Of course, there are other indy's like ROH, TNA(Yes I called it an indy), PWG, Chikara, CZW, ECW reunion shows, random indy's with no names and indy's with mostly older former stars. I'm sure it'd be fun to work at any of those places as well. For me, it would have been awesome to be a fucking manager in the territory days whether it be Georgia, Florida, Minnesota with AWA, Crockett, USWA, Watts, etc. ECW and WCW would have been fun as well, except for towards the end where it would have been miserable to go to work.
Now, back to the WWE: I would absolutely jump at the opportunity. Being an announcer is harder than it looks, I'm sure but I believe I could learn to be solid at it. Being apart of creative would prove to be difficult. I know we all think we can book, but I think we would burn out rather quickly, especially with people higher up nixing our ideas. It would be demoralizing and would stress me out.
I don't have the gifts and skills required to do production or camera work. Much respect to those fellas and gal's that can do that. Announcing the guys to the ring: I believe I could do that, but it would take a lot of memorizing which would come with time and practice. I would do the setting up the ring gig. I have done that and worked as a ref and a manager for a local indy fed here in South Florida. We draw roughly 75 a night here, and it's fun as shit. We do a monthly show. I wish we could do more than once a month, but financially it works best for us. We found out Fridays and Saturdays are bad days as pro-wrestling isn't the cool thing on those days. Same with Sunday with church and football. 6 months ago, we started doing shows on Thursday Nights and it's worked great. It provides some entertainment right before Friday. Any way, being a wrestler is not up my ally. I worked once 2 months ago to put over an AWESOME and top babyface for an angle we were doing where I was the heel manager that fucked him over and the crowd wanted to see him kill me and we did the match. I just couldn't hang. I did okay, and I let him lead, but I blew up rather fast within 5 minutes. We had 12 minutes that night. But, I gave it my all and I realized my giftings are more with being a referee and a manager. I set up the ring with 6 other people and I love it. Also, being a referee and letting the heels work me as a ref and being a manager is up my road. I like being a heel manager; being a babyface manager does not come natural to me AT ALL. Anyway, those are the positions I would definitely accept if WWE came knocking. I have sent them a resume on their official career page, but we shall see.
Would you work for the WWE if they called? If so, in what role? If not, is it because you are nervous you would get burnt out to the point of hating the business you grew up loving?