Freddie Prinze Jr. bought production equipment from FOX Boxing crew, got advice from Cody Rhodes for new wrestling promotion

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Actor/podcast host/wrestling promoter Freddie Prinze, Jr. appeared on “Tales with Brisco and Bradshaw” to share tales about his life, his father, and a few tales about his time in WWE. Prinze, Jr. additionally gave some extra perception into his plans for his new wrestling promotion.

He mentioned the next:

“My philosophy is that this,” Prinze mentioned. “There’s over 200 dramas on tv. There’s over 150 comedies on tv, there’s over 400 actuality TV reveals on tv, and there’s three wrestling reveals. So there’s tons extra room however my plan is somewhat completely different. I’m not on the lookout for a TV deal, at first. I need to have a few years the place we’re nonetheless filming the whole lot. However I would like time to fail.”

Prinze mentioned he’s already on the lookout for venues and he purchased manufacturing gear. He mentioned, “I’m already actual property buying, I’m already trying to personal a spot the place I can have a venue the place it’s not too huge, the place it’s not too small. I purchased a lighting equipment from the Fox boxing crew. They had been changing their previous one and it was like a $38,000 rig and I obtained it for six grand. I don’t know if I’m presupposed to say that [or] in the event that they’re allowed to promote it. However it’s in storage. I’ve already obtained numerous issues that I need for it.”

On the timeline for the promotion, he mentioned, “I’m a few 12 months and a half away from being totally able to go. However I need to take my time with it. After which as soon as we’re able to go, I need to have a totally SAG present. And that 12 months and a half provides me a time for all my wrestlers in my roster to get vouchered in order that after we do go, it may be a SAG present. My wrestlers are gonna have insurance coverage, retirement, and the whole lot that comes with the Display Actors Guild. I guarantee you, it’s not all good [because] there’s numerous BS with our union as effectively. However it’s one thing that I’ve wished to do for a very long time. It’s been a objective of mine for a very long time. I don’t understand how far down the objective line I’ll get. However I’m going so far as I can go. And if I fail, I don’t care, man, I’m nonetheless going all the way in which. However so far as getting it up and working, that’s a no brainer. I have already got a plan for that. I simply need to be sure that within the 12 months and a half [that] I’m as ready as doable to go to TV with one thing that’s by no means been accomplished earlier than. As a result of it’s going to be exhausting. Nobody’s been capable of pull that off. And I perceive why however I feel I obtained some sneaky methods, doing seasons, having a restricted roster, issues like that. The Star Wars enterprise mannequin like on the Mandalorian the place they don’t pay anybody however the base scale price, like I can try this with a few of my different guys after which save the larger checks for different folks. However I’m working exhausting on it man.”

Prize mentioned he’s been getting recommendation from folks in Hollywood and within the wrestling enterprise: “I’ve a buddy who actually has run the CW for the final 20 years. And so they have a very good enterprise mannequin in place. It’s how they keep all these DC reveals for thus lengthy. And I requested numerous inquiries to lots of people and I’ve been asking numerous wrestlers as effectively and individuals who have constructed issues , I spoke to Cody. And I’ve spoken to Cody a number of occasions. So it’s lots to be taught, however I really feel like I’m going sluggish and regular and I’m studying it the best approach.

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