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Anthem’s Ed Nordholm Hoping For 500 Fans a Night at Ottawa Shows

September 21, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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– Anthem’s Ed Nordholm recently spoke with ottawacitizen.com about bringing Impact’s Bound for Glory PPV (November 5th) and the post event TV tapings (November 6-10) to Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. Here are the highlights…

On Choosing Ottawa Over Toronto: “It’s the nation’s capital, it’s a good place to make a statement in our inaugural effort to bring our premier event outside of its traditional home in Orlando,” Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling, said Monday. “No slight to Toronto … we’ll get there, too, I’m sure, sometime along the way.”

On Hoping For 500 Spectators a Night: “We’re legacy people,” Nordholm said. “It’s a great facility with a rich history. An arena would be a big place for us to sell. We want to have a venue with an intimacy with the crowd. The crowd will pack it rather than be spread out through it. It’s just the right size, it’ll ensure we can get people in the stands where they’ll have a connection with our wrestlers and vice-versa. It’s night after night after night, we’d maybe look at it differently (if it was just the pay-per-view). We wanted to make sure even by the last night, there was still a good crowd and a good feeling.” (This falls inline with a report from earlier today,which noted that the company goal is to sell about 500 tickets per night.)

On How He Sees Their Product: “Our tagline is Less Talk More Action,” Nordholm said. “It’s a style of wrestling that focuses more on the action in the ring than in the storylines. Not to take anything away from WWE, that is their product and they obviously do a spectacular job. But we have a very good show with talented wrestlers, athletic wrestlers.”