Court Bauer talks about the importance of having a contingency plan in pro wrestling.
Major League Wrestling is a promotion that continues to help young superstars find their footing and veterans of the ring are also able to give back to the industry or perhaps find that next year I will take them to another stage in their career that they have been searching for. MLW has continued to help talent and grow as a promotion through a pandemic and other unforeseen circumstances.
Court Bauer says he is able to do this because of his ability to plan ahead and prepare a contingency plan. In a new interview with Sean Ross Sapp, Bauer explains how he plans ahead for things such as positive COVID-19 tests
“Right off screen, I have a page and it’s called the Contingency Page. It’s for variables of, ‘Okay, if five or six of our matches need to be changed next week in Philly, this is what we’re going to do.’ It’s at least something to work off of so you can improvise,” he said. "You just don’t know if someone’s going to test positive for COVID. They had it with The Von Erichs and it was in Dallas when they were chasing the tag titles. Couldn’t have been worse conditions. They said, ‘What should we do? Should we get on a plane?’ I said, ‘Look, we have a COVID Compliance Officer, check in with them. The decision is out of my hands. If you guys got COVID, take care of yourselves and stay at home. Isolate.’ You gotta prepare for those variable scenarios.
“Then when you have a contingency sheet, if you have injuries come up or there’s talents—like in Dallas—that does something that’s egregious and you have to change a card for a matinee show, you have something to work off of,” he continues. “It may not be ideal, but it’s something to work off of, which you didn’t have two years ago before a pandemic. We’re prepared for things you can’t foresee. I think that’s good. Sure, you want absolute stability like we had in 2019, but you have to roll with the punches. I think every promoter’s learned someway or somehow to have to adapt on a very quick turnaround to different circumstances.”
Next up for Major League Wrestling is a return to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Kings of Colosseum on Friday, May 13. We will have full coverage of the event after it concludes.