TNA's Gaburick Hopes to Find Charismatic Superstars
BENGALURU: The Executive Vice-President of Television and Talent Relations for TNA, John Gaburick today expressed hopes of finding charismatic superstars to have a 'Golden Age' of Indian wrestling with the guidance of Dalip Singh, popularly known as 'The Great Khali'.
"Some of the people I saw yesterday, I saw such enthusiasm and charisma in them, but of course they need a lot work to do, but from this community of India as a whole, I hope to find multiple talents or superstars to have a 'Golden Age' of Indian wrestling to start off right now with Dalip Singh's guidance," Gaburick told PTI.
"They have charisma and if you have that, then there is magic and that's what will happen in this market," he said at the sidelines of the concluding media tour of TNA Wrestling, which is being held in partnership with Sony Six.
Earlier, the final lap of four-city media tour of TNA Wrestling concluded in the presence of TNA stars Rebel, Ethan Carter III and India's own Mahabali Shera.
The media tour, which kick-started from Mumbai on October 19, saw stakeholders making major announcements including TNA embarking on three live event tour starting December 2 and December 4.
The final live event will be televised all over the world including India only on Sony Six and Sony Kix, Business Head Prasana Krishnan told reporters here.
Krishnan also announced the launch of talent search for India's next big wrestling star to join Shera on the TNA roaster.
"The talent search will be held with the support of Dalip Singh," Krishnan said.
Asked how popular the sport will be after live television coverage, Krishnan said, "If this is indeed a second most popular sport on television in this country, and historically the numbers seem to show that, I believe that there is a greater potential in it."
"Our strategy is to building a block. We plan to grow the business in the Indian market and also want to popularise the sport by taking it live before the people of the country," Gaburick said.
Asked about the investments, Krishnan said, "I would certainly laugh it out. Wouldn't share investment numbers, but more than the money, our focus is on popularising the sport and growing business by staging live events in India. Money will come there is no issue."