Prichard is loving what he and Conrad have been doing with WWE.
This past April during the WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony it was announced that a slew of shows would be debuting on the WWE Network in the future and one of those shows was entitled 'Something Else To Wrestle' which would end up featuring Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson taking their 'Something To Wrestle' podcast and converting it to video form.
The show recently wrapped up its debut season and Conrad and Bruce covered the careers of AJ Styles in TNA, CM Punk's time in WWE for the period that Bruce was there and John Cena's career. A plus to being on video is that WWE has footage of Bruce doing some producing backstage which is footage that he did not even know existed. While making an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Prichard spoke highly of his relationship with WWE and collaborating with them to present 'Something Else To Wrestle' on the WWE Network.
“Absolutely tremendous. Its been a great relationship." Prichard said. "They did everything that they said they would do and we did everything we said we would do. The idea that they wanted, they wanted authentic. They wanted us to do our style, our brand of podcast but with a video version. We wanted them to provide the video backup of a lot of things that I talk about. Midway through I realized and I found out that they had footage I didn’t even know they had, and a lot of these producers were going back and finding things with me producing backstage and just obscure shots like when they were doing a documentary at WrestleMania in Seattle I didn’t even know there was a camera present. So, that helped us tell our stories." Bruce expressed. "So I started to cheat a little bit and I would say, ‘Hey, I’m pretty sure I have footage of this. Can you guys go back and find it?’ Like the CM Punk stuff--I knew there was that interview that I had done with him that was just for us, never to be aired.” Bruce continued, “Ted DiBiase, and as Mark [Henry] knows I used to… before I would produce a pre-tape or something I would walk through it with the camera men--me being the talent. So they would tape that [and] make sure we had the lighting and everything just right so, there is a lot of footage that they have of me portraying the talent for the cameraman and everything and me producing talent backstage where they just would roll tape and you didn’t know it.” Prichard said. “Its not always framed, its not perfect, but its interesting so that helped a lot in them being able to have the footage to back up the stories has made it pretty cool.”
In another interview, Prichard detailed how 'Something Else To Wrestle' came to be. Click here to read how the show came about.
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