“The Chosen One” and Conrad Thompson Join Forces on New Wrestling Podcast
NEW YORK, NY – May 4, 2021 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One Podcast Network today dropped the first episode of My World with Jeff Jarrett, the newest addition to the Conrad Thompson family of podcasts focused on professional wrestling. Future episodes will be available each Tuesday at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Pandora, among other platforms. Westwood One monetizes, markets, and distributes all of Thompson’s podcasts.
My World with Jeff Jarrett takes listeners on a journey through Jarrett’s illustrious Hall of Fame career from an in-the ring, main-event professional wrestler to a promoter and company owner. Co-host Thompson talks with Jarrett, wrestling’s self-proclaimed “King of the Mountain,” about his family history in the sports entertainment business, which dates to 1946; his personal accomplishments, with more than 80 championships in promotions across the world; and his foray into company ownership with the creation of NWA Total Nonstop Action (now known as Impact Wrestling) and Global Force Wrestling. No one in the wrestling business has experienced the trials and tribulations along with redemptions and longevity quite like Jarrett. For the first time ever, listeners can hear “The Chosen One” open up about all of the matches, moments, and controversies that would often lead him to ask crowds, “Ain’t I great?”
“For years I’ve been asked, ‘If I could do a podcast with anyone in wrestling today, who would it be?’ And I’ve always been consistent that one of those names is Jeff Jarrett,” Thompson said. “If Jarrett’s life was a movie script, nobody would believe it. I can’t wait to dive into Jeff’s story and hear directly from one of the most accomplished and controversial people to ever be in the wrestling business. My World is a can’t-miss podcast.”
“The King of the Mountain and the Podfather finally coming together,” Jarrett said. “I’ve been aware of Conrad for quite some time now, and he’s obviously a skilled interviewer with great passion for the wrestling business. He not only does his homework but asks the questions the fans really want to know the most.”
“Conrad Thompson does it again, delivering another unmissable show with a wrestling superstar,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing at CUMULUS MEDIA and president of Westwood One. “Jeff Jarrett is wrestling royalty and has lived a fascinating life – our listeners will devour the stories he shares on his new podcast.”
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