TJP Compares Modern Indie Boom To 2004's

Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJP was interviewed by Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can see the full interview at this link, and check out highlights above.

How indie wrestling is more profitable now than just 10 years ago: 
"For one, and it is not just outside WWE because for the last 10 years or so, I've been locked up one place or another. Like, I spent a few seasons at Lucha Libre USA which was a MTV Lucha Libre show - For a few seasons, I was there. From there, I moved to Ring of Honor for a couple years. Then to TNA (Impact Wrestling) for the next 3 or 4, then WWE. So, it is not since about 2010 that I have wrestled outside of a major company. Wrestling, at that time, was almost like the dark ages compared to now! (laughs) The social connectivity was so different because of the way distribution is with on-demand and all kinds of streaming services. Now, there's all of that, but there's a lot more tent pole like promotions I've noticed. Places like a SMASH Wrestling, DEFY, Prestige, PWG... There didn't used to be anything like that even during the original indie boom back in 2004 or so. When I started back in 1998, there was none of this stuff! There was no Google, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook... Most people didn't even have cell phones. DVDs weren't even being produced for wrestling. Maybe it was on VHS if they even taped it! So, it is so different from what I was brought into and from what I last remember. But, it is a breath of fresh air! People are full-on entrepreneurs now and fully in control of their brand. It is great!" 
 

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