Prime Time With Sean Mooney – Wendi Richter
Release Date: 11/28/18
Running time: 54 min
Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo
Sean welcomes one of the trail blazers for women’s wrestling, Wendi Richter. Topics include:
-Wendi is training dogs for competition and got first place in a recent event.
-Wendi grew up in Louisiana and was showing horses in Texas.
-How she got into wrestling after going to some wrestling matches which featured Fabulous Moolah. It was love at first site.
-How she got into wrestling school and being a natural in the ring.
-How tough travelling was and how small the payoffs were, especially after paying Moolah her cut.
-What a typical week would be. She would do a run for a couple of months then get a few weeks off.
-Joyce Grable took Wendi under her wing and also helped a lot of women in the business.
-The reason she stayed with the WWF for only a year and a half was because she was getting paid less than the opening matches.
-After leaving the WWF, she went back to college. She’s thankful for her education and is making far more now than she ever made in wrestling.
-How Wendi got involved in the Rock ‘N Wrestling Connection, representing Cindy Lauper in a match with Moolah.
-When she realized how big wrestling was getting.
-How she treated every wrestling match and represented women’s wrestling
-Wendi getting double crossed by Moolah and the WWF and how much that hurt.
-Wendi’s relationship with Moolah and how she did not like her.
-What she would say to Moolah if she could.
-Getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and how her relationship with the WWE is, and what it means for her to be in the HOF.
-Wendi’s thoughts on the current women’s product.
-Wendi recommends getting an education and having a personal relationship with god.
Review: This podcast was ok, but compared to the last few weeks of Prime Time, this show wasn’t as good. I found Wendi to be an awkward guest and Sean had to work to get information out of her. Thumbs in the middle for me on this one. Rating: 7/10
Joe is a long time wrestling fan from Toronto. He’s a co-host on The Pull Apart: The Pro Wrestling Podcast Podcast with Jeff Rush and Caitlin Lavelle, available to PWTorch VIP Members. A life goal of his is to be a guest host on one of Wade Keller’s post-show podcasts. He doesn’t consider himself any sort of expert, he just likes wrestling. Check him out on Twitter and Instagram @ja113