In Freeman’s Drawing Heat, I found it interesting in the insight given of Frank Tunney, the promoter in Toronto for 50 years. Freeman had so much trouble getting the initial interview with Tunney, and when it finally came to pass Tunney was a brick wall. It was a code of silence of the genre of wrestling towards the reporters and outsiders in general during the renaissance of wrestling, and in many ways to this day.
Freeman refers to this secrecy or private stigma in which the promoters kept to themselves and would not entertain rogue inquires about the profession. I found this interesting and can draw parallels to our modern times. Rarely do promoters talk about the inner workings of wrestling or how they operate. It seems the only way to get the inside information is to read the books that retired wrestlers wrote. Promoters just knew that had to change the business model after the Gotch era in order to grow a fan base and increase the anger of the fans so they casted the characters, further defined heels and faces, made intricate story plots and grudge matches, and here we are--still in the dark.