During the post-Ad Free Supershow media scrum, Conrad Thompson commented on his new podcast with WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, what his vision for the podcast is, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the media scrum below:
On his vision for Flair’s podcast: “My vision for Ric’s show has always been to walk, sort of cover myself up in the nostalgia. Who better to do that than Ric. So I think we will do guests occasionally. I think that we’ll fan questions, but I think we’ll do a lot of watch alongside. I want to see, I got lucky enough years ago to watch Ric and Steamboat from Chi-Town Rumble. He had never seen it back. Like that was pretty cool to have him be able to watch that back never having sat down and watched it and say,’oh here’s what I was thinking. I remember right here, we tried to do blah blah blah.’”
On the changes in podcasting since he started: “There’s more of an emphasis on video now, maybe more than ever before. Podcasting used to be something that was consumed one way and it feels like some of our shows, Ric’s show in particular, do very, very well on Youtube. And I think that there is more of an appetite for videos. So I’ve been working on a show. I’ve got nine or 10 shows to pen right now where it’s heavy emphasis on video. I haven’t announced it yet, but we’re going to continue to try to evolve as much as we can. I think podcasting is just getting started. It really comes down to content creation.”
On accusations that Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard stretch the truth: “We’re trying to create a good show, but I don’t think any of our hosts intentionally lie. I think they’re misremembering things. I think they have their perspective. I bet if we were to interview, you know, somebody after a relationship and a boyfriend and girlfriend break up, they’ve both got different stories to tell now. So I think that’s what it probably is more than anything. It’s hard for me to imagine that Bruce or Eric or anybody sits down and says ‘okay, I’m going to lie today.’”