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Conrad Thompson
Conrad Thompson
Megan Fliehr
(m. 2018)
Relatives

Conrad Thompson is an American mortgage broker and professional wrestling podcast host who presents and co-hosts the wrestling-themed podcasts, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, Grilling JR with Jim Ross, The Arn Show with Arn Anderson,[1] The Kurt Angle Show with Kurt Angle, & My World with Jeff Jarrett.

Podcasting

Beginnings

Thompson's interest in podcasting began after meeting ECW wrestler Shane Douglas, who Thompson met after pledging a significant amount of money to a crowdfunding drive for a documentary about ECW. After a positive experience with Douglas, Thompson later approached wrestling manager Jim Cornette with an offer of $1,500 in exchange to come to his house and tell stories for a couple of hours. Before long word spread, and with Douglas and Cornette vouching for him, numerous wrestling personalities agreed to meet and be interviewed by Thompson.[2]

Ric Flair and Wooooo! Nation

In 2013, Thompson met Ric Flair while he was appearing at a local event. Flair and Thompson hit it off, exchanged contact information and became friends. This led to Thompson occasionally travelling with Flair, meeting yet more wrestling personalities backstage at wrestling events. When CBS approached Flair about starting his own podcast, Flair asked Thompson, who had radio experience advertising his mortgage business to co-host. Flair's show, called Wooooo! Nation, followed a guest-driven format, and Thompson met many professional wrestling personalities during this time, including Bruce Prichard. Eventually, Flair tired of podcasting, and Prichard agreed to launch a new show with Thompson.

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle eschews a more traditional podcast format, which Thompson describes as, "Be under an hour, don't curse, don't play music, don't play all your ads up front." Thompson calls these, "the standard rules of podcasting" and routinely disregards them on the show, explaining that, "I'm just a fan. But I also am the target demographic. If it's not something I'd listen to or be into, I don't do it." Typically the show revolves around a particular wrestling event or timeline such as a pay-per-view, memorable storyline angle or a wrestler's run in a certain promotion, with Thompson asking questions and Prichard giving his view on the subject. In 2018, Thompson and Prichard signed a deal with WWE to broadcast Something else to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on the WWE Network.[3]

Starrcast

Starrcast is a professional wrestling fan convention promoted by Thompson.[4] The event typically runs for four days-- from Thursday to Sunday - and features wrestlers, wrestling personalities and podcast hosts,[5][6] interviews, fan activities, and meet-and-greets.[7]

Personal life

Thompson resides in Huntsville, Alabama where he still operates his mortgage company.[8] He married Megan Fliehr in 2018, becoming Ric Flair's son-in-law in the process.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Arn Anderson Unable To Detail His WWE Departure, Says He Doesn't Want To Be Where He's Not Wanted | Fightful Wrestling". www.fightful.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "How Conrad Thompson went from Alabama mortgage broker to pro wrestling power player". ESPN.com. August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Alabama's Conrad Thompson signs deal for WWE show". al. April 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "4-day wresting podcast convention coming to Hyatt Regency Schaumburg". 20 August 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-21. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Carey, Ian (May 11, 2018). "Macaulay Culkin, DDP, and Others Announced For Starrcast". Archived from the original on 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "HOME". www.starrcast.com. Archived from the original on 2018-07-13. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Fite.TV (July 9, 2018). "FITE schedule for STARRCAST online viewing announced". Fite.TV. Archived from the original on 2018-08-21. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Save With Conrad". Save with Conrad.
  9. ^ Price, Mark (January 17, 2018). "Ric Flair announces his daughter's engagement to a guy wrestling fans know well". charlotteobserver.com. The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2020.

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