Conrad Thompson Talks The Undertaker Being Pulled Off Starrcast II

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This week on Sean Waltman‘s Podcast, Conrad Thompson was a guest and discussed his tumultuous time trying to keep The Undertaker on-board for Starrcast II. Of course, Undertaker was ultimately pulled from the event by WWE:

Without question, there have been bumps at every single turn, I kinda expected that nothing would go as planned. Bruce Prichard, when I was doing the first one he said, ‘Just so you know, I know you spend a lot of time planning and preparing and crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s but nothing is going to go as planned. So don’t get your hopes up.’  I just thought well that’s a negative way to look at it, he was like ‘No, no, I didn’t mean that ugly, just curveballs are going to come your way. So one month out things will get worse and two weeks after they’ll get a little worst, then you’ll think you’ve got it all figured out and the day before everything will change but you’ll live through it.’ And he was right. Lots of curveballs, but we lived, and there have been curveballs people know about this time…At the end of the day I try to find the positive in everything, now what fans know most of all is I was willing to put my money where my mouth was and I thought it was a good idea to try something big and something new and something different and it got everybody’s attention and it got everybody talking about Starrcast {II} and in the end it didn’t happen.
But overall, I had a handful of refund requests and that was it. I think a lot of people were like ‘Hey, we still are excited about what you’re putting together and this was a cool thing but it wasn’t the only thing.’…I was a little bit {shocked} because I paid a deposit, we had a signed contract, we have a deposit paid, we’ve worked out transportation, I mean all the little nitty-gritty details that would have to be worked out I am thinking are good like they sent me the images to use and approved the images we were gonna run and they approved the sort of way we were gonna break the story, and shock the world that he was coming, so we talked about all that stuff in great detail. So I really legitimately believed that I’d done everything by the book. I didn’t think I had done anything sort of underhanded. You know I had a contract and he was actively soliciting bookings on his social media handles and he might still be so I couldn’t have predicted at the time that this would be the way it wound up. But once it was, they were like ‘We’ll get you a suitable replacement.’”

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