Former WWE, Tough Enough associate Big John Gaburick joins TNA Wrestling


John Gaburick has been named Executive Vice President of Television Production for TNA Entertainment effective immediately.

“Big John” Gaburick is an accomplished production executive who joins TNA from World Wrestling Entertainment where he served as Vice President of Television Production. Big John was instrumental in the success of WWE’s original Tough Enough series, where he was seen on-camera.

The TNA announcement was made by President Dixie Carter, to whom he will report. In his new role, Gaburick will oversee management and production of TNA Entertainment television including LIVE IMPACT Wrestling, marketing and advertising production, special projects and digital assets.

“As TNA evolves, John’s award-winning creative vision and production expertise coupled with his sports and entertainment industry business savvy make him the perfect person to push us in new directions,” Carter said in a release. “He is a gifted and innovative storyteller, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Gaburick said: “I’ve always admired Dixie Carter and TNA as a uniquely dynamic and growing organization. This opportunity marks an exciting new challenge for me, and I am honored to join the team.”

Prior to joining TNA Entertainment, Gaburick spent 13 years in production at WWE. He was awarded the PROMAX/BDA Brandbuilder of the Year Award and guided all image and brand-building media campaigns, as well as network documentary programming. Additionally, he spent 10 years as Operations Manager for National Business Archives in Jessup, Md. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Towson University in Towson, Md and is a proud member of The Towson University Athletic Hall of Fame. He will be relocating to Nashville with his wife and two children.

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