Court Bauer Explains Why YouTube Is Bad For Pro Wrestling Companies
Bauer said “We’ve had more constructive conversations with YouTube in the last few months. I still think they are having an internal identity crisis. At one point in the last year, we talked to them about how they operate and it’s very problematic for many wrestling companies. At one time, they had an original content division and a sports division and were about to rev up and wanted to get in the space of Hulu and Netflix. Then, overnight, everyone was gone and they shuttered a lot of those divisions and were like, ‘Yeah, we’re going to do the YouTube thing like always.’ They go back and forth on what they’re going to be. They generate a lot of money. Look at the Paul brothers.'”
Court Bauer very much thinks that YouTube doesn’t even know what they want to do, but understands that a ton of money can still be generated if the platform is used correctly.
He said, “My kids watch strictly YouTube and a lot of guys just play video games and they have mansions. It generates mega-money for select people. Will YouTube always sustain because of that? Probably. What will be in ten years, I can’t say. The world of streaming will get more competitive and where does YouTube fit? It’s hard to say. There is a lot of competition and it’s endless.”
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Thanks to Fightful for providing transcriptions. Watch the entire interview below.