Nowadays there are so many podcasts to choose from. So choosing what to listen to is very important. Heck, you can find my podcast Tyler’s Take on the All Everything Entertainment Network. Cheap plus, I digress. Anyway, the wrestling community is loaded with great podcasts so narrowing down what the top five was tough. But let’s get into my top 5 wrestling podcasts to listen to.
1.) Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard
Conrad Thompson and Brother Love Bruce Prichard himself talk about what it was like working and learning from Vince McMahon in the WWF. Bruce has been involved backstage with the creative and writing teams for a long time and he gives you an inside look into it. He also talks about life on the road with the boys and everything involved in that. That’s not all! He gives you fun crazy stories about his time in the corporate offices in Stamford working for WWE and also dives into his time with TNA. Conrad and Bruce cover some of wrestling’s most famous and hilarious stories. Bruce also does the best impressions of Vince McMahon, Macho Man Randy Savage, Dusty Rhodes, Jerry Jarrett, and Paul Bearer. Bruce is currently the executive producer for WWE’s Friday Night Smackdown on Fox.
2.) What Happened When with Tony Schiavone
Conrad Thompson is back and in this show, he joins former WCW commentator and current AEW voice Tony Schiavone. Conrad and Tony discuss the early stages of his career going back to working for the Crockett Family in Jim Crockett Promotions. How he felt when Ted Turner bought the Crockett’s out and what it was like working for WCW. The time where Tony went north to work for Vince McMahon in the WWF. They also deep dive into Tony’s second run with WCW and working under Eric Bischoff. Tony talks about it all with Conrad. The launch of Nitro, the formation of the NWO, and WWE buying WCW. This show is filled with laughs and memories and Tony is not shy about telling you just exactly how it is. He is the Bob Saget of wrestling.
3.) 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff
He’s baaaaaack….Conrad Thompson that is as he and Eric Bischoff dive into the business side of professional wrestling. Get a unique perspective on how the corporate structure of Turner worked. When concerning WCW, during Eric’s time as the boss of the company. They further talk about how Eric got into professional wrestling working for Verne Gagne in the AWA.
Eric talks about how he went from a C-squad announcer to being the guy who would run the company. He talks about his vision for World Championship Wrestling, bringing in Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, and Lex Luger, creating Monday Night Nitro, competing with WWF’s Raw on the same night, and so much more. Bischoff gives you a look at his team in the booker’s seat and why he did what he did. He talks Hall and Nash’s infamous arrival and more. For a very informative wrestling podcast check out 83 weeks.
4.) Grilling JR
Ok, you already know it’s coming. Conrad Thompson and Jim Ross go into detail about his time with Mid-South Wrestling under Cowboy Bill Watts.
They also talk about him leaving WCW for WWF and becoming the voice of the company. Ross also was crucial behind the scenes figure in WWE as he was involved with creative, recruiting, and writing TV. Ross would even head talent relations during his run with the company. On Grilling JR you get the perspective of Good Ole JR, as he and Conrad breakdown various events in the different companies’ respective history. I love JR’s sarcasm and his mind for the business. This show is fantastic and Ross has never been better.
Ok, you get it!! Conrad Thompson joins Arn Anderson to have conversations about his career in the professional wrestling business. What you will enjoy is how one of the most legendary wrestlers of all-time brings his personal opinion about what works and doesn’t work in wrestling.
Arn also was an agent and producer for WCW and WWE. He and Conrad go into detail about how some of the biggest matches came to be. Arn has always been one of the absolute best at promos, even with how that relates to wrestling today, and he doesn’t hold back in this show. He also talks about some of the toughest guys he faced in the ring and the feuds he has had. He deep dives into his favorite opponents to work with and he talks about his time with Jim Crockett, WWF, and WCW.
Arn will also tell you about what it meant to be a Horsemen and being in a tag-team with Tully Blanchard. Who could forget his friendship with Ric Flair? You will hear that name quite a bit on this show.
If you want an education on how wrestling works, then this is the podcast for you!
All these Podcasts are hosted by “The Podfather” Conrad Thompson and are all available to listen to on The Westwood One Podcast Network. They are all a must-listen for wrestling fans.
What is your favorite wrestling podcast to listen to? Leave your comments below!