Ron Funches on the Upcoming Roast of Ric Flair During Starrcast


This week on Sean Waltman‘s Podcast, Ron Funches is a special guest. Funches talks all about the upcoming Ric Flair Roast at Starrcast and more.

Waltman’s team sent the following transcribed highlights from the episode to eWrestlingNews. You can hear the full episode on YouTube or via the links at the bottom of this post:

Ron Funches talks Ric Flair’s roast:

“I can’t believe it, when Conrad asked me if I could be apart of the roast, he didn’t even tell me who we were gonna roast. I did it last year with Bruce Prichard, and I definitely wanted to be at Double or Nothing either way. And I said, ‘Yeah man, I’d love to be involved.’…And when he told me it was going to be Ric Flair; just from my special and Ric Flair being in my special and we kinda started a friendship there. I went to his birthday party this last year, to me I am truly living a dream and it’s just a shame I gotta go and mock him relentlessly {laughs}….. I know Tony Schiavone is gonna be there, I think that’s something I could announce. There’s a lot of people that I know, that I can’t announce that are very very exciting, just real big actual celebrities even outside of the wrestling world. If you saw who was at his birthday party, it’s kinda similar to that. I am definitely not gonna blow the whistle on who’s gonna be there but it’s gonna blow last year out of the water. I am preparing for this as hard I prepared for my comedy special, I am gonna knock it out of the park, I am gonna be a good host, I am probably not gonna be the meanest cause I know we’re gonna have some really mean comics there and it’s kinda my job to be the host and you know move the party along but I am gonna tell the truth that’s for sure {laughs}. And I am gonna talk trash, and I am gonna make sure the shows goes great. {laughs} I am gonna make sure it’s a night to remember and a night Ric Flair will definitely remember.”

Ron Funches talks about his experience with Lucha Underground:

“I have my own personal thing with that because it made me really happy that I have my manager. Because I was actually gonna do a sketch with Lucha Underground and I guess Johnny Mundo, but my manager read their contract and it had all this language about exclusivity and they would own the right to the character Ron Funches and all this other stuff and I am like, ‘I am coming in for a 5 minute sketch, you’re gonna pay me like $400.” And I really still wanted to do it because you know how much I love wrestling, my manager was like ‘there’s no way, I can let you sign this contract in case they ever actually try to go for this exclusivity. And now seeing that they’re actually doing it with the wrestlers that they signed, I am very lucky, it made me feel like you guys {wrestlers} should have more representation and things of that nature because they have horrible contracts. And it sucks, they’re legal, they’re not moral but they are legal. So hopefully they can get out of them.”

Sean Waltman Speaks on Lucha Underground’s Problematic Contracts

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