D’Lo Brown Discusses TNA Cutting PPV’s & Going On The Road, Chest Protector & More
D’Lo Brown was recently a guest on TWS Total Talk. Here are some highlights from the interview.
On bringing back a chest protector in 2013: D’Lo: You know the beautiful thing about wrestling is you never say “never”. So you don’t know what will come round the corner, I may have to bring it back out, but let’s just keep that between you and me bro.
Why it took so long to get involved in an active storyline, why the self-imposed retirement: When I retired I was going to be one of those guys that you know, I’m going to retire that was going to be it. Then I was very content with my role backstage doing my agenting (sic) thing and I was asked several times earlier before Aces & 8’s to do something to get involved and I’d always turn it down.
Is this the last on D’Lo Brown on TV: Once again you never say “never”, you just gotta keep watching.
On TNA cutting back on the numbers on PPV events: I thought it was great move, I thought that PPVs particularly one a month, fully never give you enough to chance to build a story. So you’re hot-shotting (sic) angles in 3 weeks just to get it in there, whereas now you can let it go and build, let people really sink their teeth into what they are watching.
So there is a really big payoff at the PPV, as opposed to every 3 weeks let’s do something, get a great review, the next week let’s start something new. It became too quick a turnaround, I thought it was a brilliant idea to back it off to the big 4 PPVs and allow everything to grow.
On TNA going on the road: I love the Impact Zone and it was really good to us, but the minute we stepped out and took Impact on the road it was just like flipping a light switch you know and the electricity just flowed.
There’s this great relationship between crowd interaction and talent, we feed off that and they feed off us and it makes for great TV. I’ll go back and watch the show and I’ll go “wow, that looks so incredible and feels so great!” so that step out was a big risk, but I think it was the next evolution for us. Stepping out and taking Impact on the road, is just going to pay dividends down the road for a long, long time to come.