Nowadays, it seems like everyone has their own podcast. From wrestling legends like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Jim Ross, Bill Goldberg, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Jim Cornette and Taz, to independent wrestling stars like Colt Cabana, Steve Corino and Kevin Kelly, to former WWE writers like Court Bauer and Alex Greenfield, to a whole raft of fan podcasts like those provided by VoicesOfWrestling.com and PlaceToBeNation.com. Even our very own Sean Reuter has his Like a House Afire show.
The proliferation of wrestling podcasts shows no signs of abating, as those by major stars are regularly at the top of the rankings in the Sports and Recreation category. So it should come as no surprise that another big name of the industry is jumping on the bandwagon.
Yes, according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Ric Flair will be getting into the podcasting game soon, partnering up with CBS Sports in what should be a lucrative deal for him personally:
"WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has signed a deal with CBS Sports to do a weekly podcast, PWInsider.com has confirmed. The deal should be announced officially sometime in the next two weeks.
The plan is for the podcast to feature Flair not only talking about pro wrestling but to interview musicians, actors and athletes as well.
The podcast would put Flair on the same Play.it podcast network that former ECW World champion and current TNA announcer Taz is on with his Human Podcast Machine series, which has been excellent since debuting last month."
From a star power perspective, it makes perfect sense, but otherwise it seems like a bit of an odd fit, as although he makes a fun guest, I'm not sure whether that will translate into being a good host.
What do you think, Cagesiders? Is there room for The Nature Boy in your listening schedules? Are you excited for this? Let us know in the comments section below.