One of the immediate goals Court Bauer has for Major League Wrestling right now is for MLW to spend more time in the live programming space.
In the past, Major League Wrestling has produced some live content on beIN Sports and held a pay-per-view at the end of 2019. However, as the promotion continues to grow and new distribution Partners continue to roll in, Court Bauer wants the promotion to be able to capture the magic of live programming on a more consistent basis.
Speaking about this on Sean Waltman’s podcast, Pro Wrestling 4 Life recently, Court emphasized the importance of finding the right partner to be able to achieve this goal.
"So one of the big things we want to do is more live [content.] you just need the right partner, what their goals are, and what our goals are [so] that we'll see where we can go with that. Live has an electricity to it. Live wrestling is the best wrestling to the point where like That's who, when he debuted, in Chicago, he didn't rehearse it. He just went out there and hit that thing and by the way, hit his time cue perfectly with no rehearsal walk through it. That was the electricity when you're live and that energy you get, the crowd gets it, at home, you're connected to it. There's nothing like it. So, that's one of the major things we want to do and on the horizon in the new era is to do more live. It's just also a matter of what our partner wants and how they want it, and how often they want it. You want to be a good partner but yeah, I think every provider when talking about a deal is gonna say, ‘Yeah, baby. Let's do live!’ Live is fun, man. There's a sense of energy, there's no do-overs you know if you do that thing live, you meant to do it. Even if you fell and slipped and wiped out, as Vince would say, ‘You meant to do it.’"
Continuing on, Bauer also spoke about the cost of going to live and how that would play into any potential goals.
“That's really kind of often you know, should be the responsibility of the partner, they usually typically will take care of those production fees. So you know, if you're going up on a satellite uplink, they're absorbing that cost. You know, we have a TV truck and those kinds of things. So it's kind of built into doing the deal.”
Major League Wrestling will return to hosting live audiences during their next show at the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Learn more about that show at this link.
Should you use any portion of the quotes above, transcription credit should go to Fightful with a h/t linking back to this article.