Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard: Podcast Review

Something to Wrestle Review

A lifelong fan meets a lifelong creative executive in Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard. Vince McMahon’s long time right-hand man, Bruce Prichard recalls and retells the story of WWE history. Bruce is keen to get a little creative with his stories, but cohost Conrad Thompson refuses to let him off the hook. Each episode is a deep dive into a moment or character in the story of the WWE, which allows a litany of new stories to unfold each week.

The Hosts: Having served intermittently with the WWE from the late 80s to the early oughts, Bruce Prichard is a verified expert on wrestling. He has been in the writer’s room for some of the most iconic moments in the history of the WWE, offering a new perspective on the rise of stars like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Conrad Thompson serves as a fan insert, grounding the show in a more objective perspective. His cool demeanor is often tested, bringing out the humor in the show.

Highlights: Highlights are collected in the series “Best of” shows, but there is an obvious standout. In an early episode on Dusty Rhodes, the hosts found themselves in a heated argument about whether the WWE’s choice to clad the aforementioned star in polka dots was a joke. When Bruce holds firm that it was not, it brings Conrad to a hilarious boiling point.

Must Listen Episodes:

001: Dusty Rhodes

022: #LovetoKnow

046: WWECW

Rating: Teen+

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Eric Turner is a writer and digital marketer with a lot of ideas and no clue. Eric is obsessed with storytelling in any and all of it's forms, from high literature to abstract art to pro wrestling. Eric has been featured in The Guardian and enjoys working with people from all around the globe.

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Eric studied Business Administration at the SUNY University at Albany, with intentions to enter law school. When it became apparent that law school wasn't for him, Eric had to scramble and ended up here. Eric has yet to graduate after taking some time off but intends to return to SUNY Albany to finish his degree in 2020 (or maybe 2021, all things considered.)

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Eric began his career in 2016 writing narrative non-fiction for Popularium, and grew from there into writing content for businesses. He's written for many companies on many subjects, and took those skills to a career in digital marketing. Eric was the community manager of Slant.co (now Lustre.AI) and marketing lead for app Mixtape. Eric continues to write, most relevantly about podcasts and other enticing audio for Vurbl.

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