Conrad Thompson has went from wrestling fan to podcast host and personality to full blown event promoter.
Joining in on the success of last September's All In show, Starrcast became a big success of its own. When All Elite Wrestling and their Double or Nothing event was announced for May, it was no surprise that Starrcast returned. Starrcast's first announcement last week was that former WCW Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Sting would be appearing.
"Cody Rhodes believed in me when he didn't really know me. He saw the vision for what I saw and rolled the dice and it was a success, and it wasn't like the Fyre Festival. I want to do these type of events with Cody involved any chance I get. Last year he wasn't involved with AEW and it was still a huge success and I don't expect that to change at all. How many we'll do, I can't say, because this time last year I thought I was one and done," said Thompson. "There's no way I was telling Cody no."
In addition, Thompson would confirm to me that Starrcast would again be broadcast on Fite.
Beyond the event success, Conrad also has enjoyed plenty of it in the podcast world, including some with the WWE Network. While there's no news of a second season of "Something Else To Wrestle" with Bruce Prichard, Thompson tells Fightful that things are going smooth between he and WWE, even though he's appeared for AEW.
"No one's ever said (there won't be a second season.) We signed up to do one season. Look at the Edge & Christian show. How long was it between season one and two? They were never cross, the time just wasn't right. I've not had one cross word with WWE about anything AEW and Starrcast, and neither has Bruce," said Thompson. "Starrcast is a Conrad thing, not an AEW thing. I don't work for AEW. When we had that contract (with WWE), I had an inclusion for Starrcast. We made sure it was in there. I'm still going to do the Bruce Prichard, Eric Bischoff, Tony Schiavone show, and I'm still going to do Starrcast. They were supportive. I know that spoils the narrative."
Just because he's behind the scenes and the microphone doesn't make Thompson exempt from a littl heat. Conrad has had a vicious back and forth with AEW and MLW star MJF, which has resulted in a bit of a feud. That feud has subsequently caused MJF to be kicked out of the event before it even happens.
"MJF is as Tony Schiavone says -- a little prick. I'll give you a spoiler: MJF is officially banned from Starrcast II, so you won't be seeing him as a part of our lineup," said Thompson.
Conrad should only open his mouth when he’s shoving food down his gluttonous throat. https://t.co/is297LrbbI— Maxwell Jacob Friedman (@The_MJF) February 6, 2019
Pre-sale for Starrcast starts Tuesday, February 12 at 8 PM EST, while general public onsale begins Friday, February 15 at noon, EST. For more information visit Starrcast.com You can follow Conrad at this link.