Jeff Karbon sent this in:
JEFF KATZ EXCLUSIVELY TALKS ABOUT
HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH TNA WRESTLING!
BRAND NEW BLOG JUST POSTED,
PLUS EXCLUSIVE “HEYMAN” VIDEO SEEN ONLY AT COMIC CON!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, New York July 27, 2009
Jeff Katz has posted an exclusive blog regarding his company
American Original’s relationship with TNA Wrestling. The blog, which is available right now on The Heyman Hustle website, states:
I was also proud – and I suppose it’s highly relevant given the roots of the ‘Hustle’ – to announce the first corporate client of our branding arm, TNA Wrestling. TNA talents Christopher Daniels and the Motor City Machine Guns joined us on the dais as I announced my return to the wrestling industry – with film and comics, one of my true loves – after a decade away from the business. I’ve had a wonderful journey in my time away from wrestling, making movies all over the world and building relationships with some fascinating people across the entertainment industry. And throughout that time I’ve never been naive to the fact that I owe much of my success in that business to the wrestling industry. When I dropped out of college after my freshman year to move to Los Angeles and intern at New Line Cinema, it was the little money I saved from my time in WCW that I lived on. While navigating the choppy waters of Hollywood, it was the training and experience I received in the wrestling business as a teenager that I applied to rise through the ranks. In my eyes, there would be no FREDDY VS. JASON, no SNAKES, no WOLVERINE, no SHOOT EM UP, without the three years I spent in that crazy, wonderful business. The wrestling business made me a Vice President at two movie studios before the age of 30. It made American Original, my lifelong dream, possible. So, damn it, it’s high time I gave something back. I’ve sat idly by for years as the business crumbled, new brands and talents emerged and the current status quo was established. Well, I’m no fan of the current status quo. I think the wrestling industry needs to stop fighting the wars of the late 90’s and start looking forward. I think it’s time to evolve and I look forward to working with Dixie Carter and company to give her company and this business a little something different. So why TNA? Why now? Why am I really coming back? And what do I intend to do?
Katz also discusses a new project he’s developing with Hustle creator Paul Heyman.
There is also an exclusive video of Heyman on the NYC Subway system talking about the collaboration with Katz, a video that aired only at Comic Con and is now online for all to see. You can check out the exclusive blog and new Heyman video at this link: