Freddie Prinze Jr. To Launch WWFreddie: The ‘Wrestling With Freddie’ Podcast
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On Wednesday, November 17, Freddie Prinze Jr. will launch his professional wrestling podcast entitled WWFreddie – Wrestling With Freddie.
Freddie Prinze Jr. recently sat down with Nicholas Rice of PEOPLE to speak about his upcoming wrestling podcast. When asked how he became a fan of professional wrestling, Prinze revealed that his grandmother made him a fan.
“My grandma, rest her soul, she took it pretty seriously. She’s a Puerto Rican woman and wrestling’s no joke down there,” Freddie Prinze Jr. said. “… She used to have me do wrestling moves off the couch and smash pillows to try and do it like the Luchadores used to do, and I had tons of fun.”
Even though he’s known for his work in Hollywood, Freddie Prinze Jr. actually spent some time employed by WWE. During the interview, he went in-depth about what he did behind the scenes for the company.
“I was doing some really good promo work for them, which you would call monologues,” Freddie Prinze Jr. explained. “I just wrote a lot of the lines that no director ever let me say, and it worked out really well for wrestlers. So I kind of molded from that into kind of an acting coach and helping them develop their own monologues or promos and helping them break down other people’s dialogue or, best case scenario, teaching them how to write for themselves to sort of take that third voice out of the equation.”
When asked about his desire to launch his own podcast about professional wrestling, Prinze believes he has a lot of funny stories that he’d like to share with other wrestling fans.
“There’s a lot of funny stories, [and] a lot of stories that some people won’t believe, but I’ve already had a couple guests on and they’ve backed up the stories,” Freddie Prinze Jr. said. “Just because it sounds crazy, doesn’t mean it isn’t true.”
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