Former WWE official Bruce Prichard recently joined the “Wrestling Reality” podcast with Justin LaBar to talk about a variety of professional wrestling topics. You can check out the highlights below:
The amazing success his podcast, Something To Wrestle With, has seen thus far: “I said to Conrad when we started, when Conrad asked me if I had enough material. I said, after 44 years in the business , yeah I think I do. It’s funny because some of the guys that listen to it; Gerald Brisco for example would say, I’ve heard that story so many times. It’s just now being able to take the stories when it was told in the cars, in between towns to be able to get out there and share them with people and be able to provide another side. Another narrative that has been out for so many years and to be able to debunk it and get another side of it.”
Final episode of WCW Nitro: “It’s funny; a couple of things stand out, but the biggest thing to me was getting on the plane at the end of the night. Leaving Panama City, Florida. Guess afterwards we were flying to Cleveland, Ohio and then off to Detroit, Michigan. The euphoria, I mean, we just did what they said couldn’t be done. Here we are and now tomorrow was business as usual. We were going to go pick up the rest of the crew and go do SmackDown. It was so momentous to be part of that production and part of that day in history; then you do it, and then next; you have work to do.
“There were little things like Ric Flair being insecure about his body and wanting to wear a shirt, and me looking at Ric saying; Gosh, I don’t care, you’re Ric Flair. People don’t care. Just go out and be Ric Flair but he had been beaten down so much in his career, that the always confident Ric Flair had doubt and I never had seen that before, but it was interesting to say the least and not knowing what their future was, and we didn’t know what their future was. We hadn’t been able to dig deep into contracts and into financial of what else there was.
“We wanted their tape library, so everything else, everyone assumed we were full of it, but we didn’t have a plan because we didn’t have all the information, but we had to make a move because there was a deadline and they asked if we wanted WCW or not? We said that we did because we wanted the tape library; great, it’s yours. So, after that we had to figure everything else out.”
Changes to the WWE’s Writer’s Room: “I can sum it up pretty much in one word: Vince Russo.”
H/T WrestleZone for the transcriptions