I've been interested in wrestling for a long time, and I've been interested in the business side for years now. I want to try running a federation.
When it comes to the wrestling side of things, I have multiple reasons for wanting to do this. I would like to give some of the talents in my area more exposure. I'd also like to be able to showcase different styles of talent in my federation, if possible. Lucha, shoot-style, and European wrestling don't get much exposure in the US or on the indy scene.
I have a close friend who has a college degree in Business who is also a longtime fan. He would definitely be notably involved with this project. I know the owner of the HWA a little bit & talk to him on Facebook. I know some other like-minded fans as well, and I'm willing to reach out to people I know & other fans in the wrestling community to get this done. Anyone who feels they could help with the business side of things, it would be appreciated if you contacted me, just in case.
I've been looking into the business costs and I have an idea of costs like a promoter's license and a wrestling ring. It seems there's a 20,000 bond for a promoter's license in Ohio, and rings are around 5000 on Highspots if you buy them.
I also have some ideas about where to book shows in the area. I'm serious about this idea and I hope that you will see this and support it.