Pity the poor overworked wrestling promoter. And I’m not being sarcastic when I say that as the federation executives (commonly called “fedheads”) are, on average, hardworking individuals who put in extraordinary efforts to ensure that each and every card is interesting and dynamic.
But they can’t do it all on their own. The typical fedhead schedules the cards, books the matches, assigns tasks to the various staff members (such as Flashmaster, Webmaster, Match Writers, etc.), passes on information to the roster members and then collates everything all together to put out a card.
So where do you, the individual wrestler, come in? Well, if you’re interested in being more than an undercard jobber, you’ll want to be very “proactive” and not “reactive” to your approach in working with fedheads. When I say that, “proactive” means you’re thinking ahead of the game, trying to anticipate how matches and angles will work out so that you’re prepared to offer ideas and solutions. “Reactive” means you’re only reacting to situations and letting others dictate to you what will happen rather than being in control of your own destiny.
To accomplish this, try some of the following:
The federation head can be your greatest ally if you deal with them in a cordial and professional manner. But if you start acting against their best interests, you can find that they can be your worst enemy as well. So be careful in how you work with federation owners. Think about what you want to do and work with them to accomplish those goals. You’ll find that your career will be much better if you work WITH fedheads as opposed to AGAINST them.
By “Wildcat” Geri Barker
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