Freddie Prinze Jr. outlined the details for his upcoming professional wrestling venture recently. Prinze has been talking about the idea for quite a while. He now has a plan to launch the company within the next 18 months.
When Freddie talked to his accountant about starting a wrestling company, it didn’t go well. Prinze Jr. knows that there is potential for this project to be a money pit. That’s why he returned to his acting roots to get some seed money to start the promotion.
On the latest episode of “Wrestling with Freddie,” the “Scooby Doo” star discussed his plans. Freddie said he wants all the wrestlers to be members of the Screen Actor’s Guild. The major promotions don’t have any sort of union protections or benefits for performers.
Freddie Prinze Jr. also said he went back to work to raise money for the new business. Once his accountant told him the financials weren’t there yet, he took a gig with Netflix. The movie “Christmas with You” gave him the payoff he needed to get started.
Freddie is a former writer for WWE, where he was paid in company stock instead of cash. During that time, he learned the ropes of an industry he’s always been a fan of. Now he is ready to throw his hat into the ring.
We will hear plenty more from Freddie Prinze Jr. over the coming months about his new wrestling organization. Starting from scratch with a ton of competition for talent between WWE, AEW, Impact, and others won’t be easy. Freddie Prinze Jr. is hoping to stand out from the pack enough to make wrestling fans take notice.
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