Former WWE Executive named new CEO of GLORY World Series kickboxing parent company


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Former WWE Executive named new CEO of GLORY World Series kickboxing parent company
Feb 6, 2013 - 04:39 PM


Glory Sports International, parent company of kickboxing league GLORY World Series, issued a press release today announcing the appointment of Andrew Whitaker, former Executive Vice President of International for WWE, as the company's new CEO. The press release notes Whitaker was responsible for "establishing and growing the leading professional wrestling entertainment company's business via sales, marketing, promotion and public and government relations across television, digital media, live events, licensing and PPV/VOD," for WWE. You can read the full release at http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/05/glory-new-ceo-idUSnPnNY54933+160+PRN20130205.

Shore's Slant: Could kickboxing replace MMA as the next big contact sport? I doubt it. Can it pull fans away from WWE? It's certainly possible. Congrats to Whitaker on his new post.

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