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5 New Wrestling Podcast Partners we’d love to see team up with Conrad Thompson

Mike Chin
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
04 Sep 2019, 10:53 IST

Conrad Thompson heads a wrestling podcast empire. Whom should he recruit next?
Conrad Thompson heads a wrestling podcast empire. Whom should he recruit next?

Conrad Thompson rose to unlikely prominence based on the success of his pro wrestling podcasts. His show with Bruce Prichard caught fire for its long form format that takes a deep dive into big time wrestling topics with a highly credible source at hand. That podcast, not to mention it’s brief run airing episodes on the WWE Network, paved the way for Thompson’s popular shows with Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross, and perhaps best received of all, Eric Bischoff. Arn Anderson has signed on for a new show with Thompson, and Thompson’s Starrcast conventions have been huge successes.

So what’s next for the prolific mortgage broker whom wrestling fans have started calling “The Pod Father?” Thompson’s plate may already be full between weekly podcasts, conventions, and touring live shows. Nonetheless, there’s little harm in making a wish list. This article takes a look at five other podcast partners we’d love to hear Thompson team up with.


#5 Paul Heyman

Paul Heyman's experience with not only WWE over the years, but ECW would enrich a podcast.
Paul Heyman's experience with not only WWE over the years, but ECW would enrich a podcast.

Paul Heyman is one of the greatest wrestling minds of his generation. He was an elite manager in WCW in the early 1990s. He in many ways sparked a revolution in how wrestling is presented in masterminding ECW as an electric third option to WCW and WWE that influenced both promotions and introduced a cavalcade of eventual national stars. From there, he came to WWE, where his resume included heading up SmackDown creative, joining Jim Ross as a color commentator, coaching prospects in developmental, playing a key role in the launch of the WWE ECW brand, working at the top of the card with Brock Lesnar and CM Punk. Most recently, he was signed to work with Vince McMahon on overseeing the direction of Monday Night Raw.

Heyman’s experiences alone make him an enticing guy to line up for a long form podcast in the style that Conrad Thompson has facilitated. Better yet, Heyman is notorious for being outspoken and having an opinion about just about everything. Combine that with Thompson’s oft-stated fanhood for ECW and the two could produce a very fun podcast with a unique perspective.

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