‘The Hooligan’ Marcus Kool had a chat with the team over at ‘On The Turnbuckle’ and a number of subjects were touched upon.
One of them was his analysis on the Australia and New Zealand scene, and he was asked whether the Australasian scene was ready for a boom similar to the UK.
Essentially it came down to the size of Australia, and difficulty in travel for both wrestlers and fans.
“In terms of talent… yes. But Aussie is a tough one because you’re such a big country. So to get around and do shows in different big cities is a lot harder. Where in England you can travel 20 minutes and be in a different city with a million people.
So it’s a little bit different where the states are. So the talents here and the fans are here in certain areas, but it’s not so easy.”
In addition the team asked about the success of New Zealand’s premier promotion, SPW, and the secret to their success.
“Yeah it’s been a lot of work from a lot of different people. And I think we’re lucky to have a really strong team from the get go. I think we’re lucky in the fact that New Zealand is a much smaller country and there’s not as much going on here as there is in Australia. So that’s one thing that is to our advantage.
But you still have to deliver a top end product. And you still got to give people a reason to come back and spend money. It’s been great to fill the stadium (for Southern Rumble) up twice two years on the trot which has been incredible.”
The Hooligan then ends it with one sage peice of advice for all promotors out there;
“If we want the scene to grow, and to keep the scene strong here, we have to look after and invest into our own guys, especially the ones who are staying here long term.”