Tharpe questionnaire made some uncomfortable
Aug 27, 2012 - by Dr. Jerry Wiseman
When speaking with one source from the NWA he explained that he felt like Tharpe was getting too personal into the business and personal aspects of the members/associates/affiliates with the questions and he was reluctant to share information without a formal agreement with the new regime.
Tharpe is embroiled in a bitter court case with the Board of Directors of Pro Wrestling Organization LLC the former governing body for the National Wrestling Alliance.
Listed below are the questions sent on behalf of Bruce Tharpe with his blessing…
1 – Contact Information – Is the contact information listed below (owners / name of wrestling promotion / mailing address / email address / telephone / etc.) correct? If not please provide correct contact information.
2 – How often do you run / promote shows on an annual basis? How many shows per year?
3 – What is your average attendance?
4 – How big is the show with the most attendance you have ever had? (Approximate)
5 – How small was the show with the least attendance you have ever had? (Approximate)
6 – What towns do you regularly run / promote wrestling in?
7 – Do you have your own premises liability / accident insurance?If so, how much do you per show for insurance?
8 – Do you own the ring you use or rent it on a per show basis?
9 – If you rent your ring, how much do you pay per show for ring rental? Who do you rent your ring from?
10 – Do you promote / run NWA wrestling as an individual / sole-proprietorship, a partnership, or an LLC or other corporate entity? If you promote as an LLC or other corporate entity, please provide copies of all corporate registration documents.
11 – Do you produce television? If so – how often?
How long is the television broadcast? 30-min? 1-hour? 2-hours?
Where is the program broadcast / what areas?
Is the program broadcast on local TV? Public Access? Internet Broadcast? Webcast?Podcast?
Identify all stations that broadcast your television product:
What is your approximate broadcast cost for television?
Who produces / videotapes your events for television broadcast?
What is your approximate production cost for television?
12 – How do you promote your shoes? Posters?Radio?TV commercials?Newspaper ads?
13 – Do you sell merchandise? If so – what does your merchandise consist of?
14 – Do you sell concessions at your shows or does someone else do that?
15 – Are alcoholic beverages (including but not limited to beer) sold at your events?
16 – Identify the name and address of the venue(s) you promote in:
Average building rent? Maximum attendance capacity for the venue(s) you promote in?
17 – List your talent roster. Who are your champions? Rankings?
Who is your top talent and why?
18 – I have been promoting wrestling for ___ years.
19 – Have you ever booked the NWA World Champion? If so, when and where? Who was the Champion at the time? Describe your experience? Did using the World Champion help at the gate? If no – why have you never booked the NWA World Champion?
20 – Do you wish to continue cooperating with the NWA as a licensee? YES / NO