Adam Pearce says there's a lot of good wrestlers who haven't reached "superstardom".
During his own professional wrestling career, Adam Pearce was an accomplished wrestling in a lot of wrestling promotions including Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling, and had five reigns as NWA Heavyweight Champion. In 2013, he began working for WWE in the performance center as a coach, moved onto producing for WWE and NXT.
As a wrestler with success on the independent circuit, Pearce told the National Wrestling Hall of Fame that wrestlers need international exposure to reach the next level. Pearce was asked what's the difference between a good wrestler and a "superstar."
"Worldwide exposure. Of course I could say the ‘it factor,’ but that only gets one so far. Someone with means has to see that and want to exploit it, and only then can you go to the next level. There are a lot of good professionals that may be missing one thing here or there, but if you’re missing the means to get your wares in front of a global audience, it’s next to impossible to claim true superstardom," said Pearce.
In the rest of the interview, Pearce discussed being inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2015 and his job as a producer for WWE.
The full interview is available at NWHOF.org.