Freddie Prinze Jr. outlined the details for his upcoming professional wrestling venture recently. Prinze has been talking about the idea for quite a while, but there is a plan of action now. He has a plan to launch the company within the next 18 months.
During the most recent episode of the Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T discussed the possibility of Freddie Prinze Jr.’s own promotion. The former WWE writer and actor intends to launch his company within the next 18 months. He outlined specific ideas, and Booker T believes it has the potential to be huge for wrestling.
That right there, man, that’s huge, that’s a huge load to partake. Trust me, I know, being in the business, as well as having my wrestling school now for 18 years. And my wrestling promotion now, I guess about 10 or 12. Man, I know how hard it’s been for Reality Of Wrestling just to get to this point. And we’re still, like, in our infancy stages, we are taking baby steps. We’ve still got so much further to go.
I see someone like Freddie Prinze say he wants to start a wrestling organization. And not just start a wrestling organization, but really take this thing to another level for the wrestler. As far as all of his wrestlers he wants to be SAAG employees, he wants these guys to get benefits. He wants these guys to get insurance, as well as pension, and all of that. That right there is huge.
Booker T wonders what it means for Freddie Prinze to want those involved to be a part of SAAG. He wonders if it will be more like Young Rock, with people playing different characters. Booker T is unsure if something like this can be pulled off. However, because Freddie has Hollywood connections, he believes it would be a first.
Despite this, Booker T did make a general comment about wrestlers in Hollywood. He mentioned that they are typically shunned from that world, which makes him wonder if Freddie’s idea will work. Only a select few have been allowed into Hollywood to achieve a certain level of success. And that’s not a knock on those who have done it and pulled it off, like Macho Man Savage, who has landed some major roles. Big ups to The Rock, John Cena, and now Batista.
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