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Disney Disliked Paul Burchill’s Pirate Gimmick Due To Pirates Of The Caribbean Resemblance



Paul Burchill worked in WWE from 2005 to 2010, and he was a recent guest on the “The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling” podcast to discuss the old pirate gimmick that he used to have while in WWE and why it didn’t pan out.

According to Burchill, Disney had an issue with his pirate gimmick due to the company’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On his pirate gimmick: “I would have loved to have done more, I would have loved to be able to continue it, but I’m not sure that the bigger company than WWE was not too happy about it, so that’s where it ended.”

On Disney not liking the gimmick: “Yep, it was Disney, so it wasn’t gonna keep going for too long on network TV. It was a shame, but it was fine. The plan was to evolve it, make it more edgy, but still be a very [childlike] and directed character and just a fun kind of underneath babyface one.”

On the reaction to his entrance: “And I walk out to the ring and there’s this seventy-five-foot rope hanging from the ceiling and I’m like, ‘Oh, I really do have a rope? Cool!’ And then my first time going I realized that you have to wear gloves.”

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