Relive one of Bruce Prichard’s favorite memories of his entire career, the night Eddie Guerrero won the World Title! Find out when the decision was made to “go with Eddie” and how the creative got us there. Bruce explains the challenge of the timing with this show being just three weeks after the Royal Rumble, why Goldberg was involved, the situation with Brock’s much-talked-about airplane, the legendary skits with Eddie and Brock to build to this match, the reaction backstage to the match, and so much more! Let’s celebrate of the greatest of all time today, EDDIE GUERRERO!
Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard is an audio podcast that discusses topics, events, wrestlers and memorable moments through the lens of former WWE executive Bruce Prichard co-hosted by Conrad Thompson. The show was launched in August 2016 on MLW Radio. The episodes typically range from 2 hours to 4
When did Bruce first meet Sid? When was Sid on the WWF’s radar? What did Vince promise Sid to get him to walk away from guaranteed money from WCW? Did Sid regret his decision to leave? How and where did Sid get the name Vicious and why the change to Justice? Did Sid turn down the “Hogan spot” in the WWF?
If you’ve always wanted to know what the real story was behind some of wrestling’s biggest moments, the MLW Radio Network’s Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard will finally give you the real answer. A terrific storyteller, Bruce has done and seen it all and now he’s going to share it all with you so sit back and be ready for a wild ride!
Fire up the WWE Network and join Bruce and Conrad as they re-visit the WWF in a state of transition. The signature open still has the New Generation logo but boy are things different once the show starts. The WWF is coming under fire for “going too far” and there are even reported “riots” at live events. The top star can’t wrestle so he fills his time investigating fake Santas… and defending future WWE Tag Team Champions. Plus the guys cover the Undertaker’s health problems, the fall out from Bret Hart, the rumor and innuendo around Owen Hart sticking around, and so much more from the most interesting transition periods in the WWF!
We’re one month removed from perhaps the best Russo story line, Survivor Series 1998, and the Rock is no longer the “#2 babyface” he is clearly the top heel and thus this entire PPV is named after him. Join Bruce and Conrad as they examine all of the happenings in the WWF in December 1998!
To say the fall of October 1993 was a tough time for the WWF is an understatement. Vince McMahon and Titan Sports are going to be facing serious charges from the the Federal Government where they would face millions in fines and perhaps lose Titan Towers (and everything in it!). Hulk Hogan is gone so they get Randy Savage back in the ring but before they do, Savage goes on JR’s radio show and calls out Hulk Hogan for lying on the Arsenio Hall Show.
This is your second annual Something to Wrestle “Thanksgiving Tradition” Survivor Series episode! Fire up the WWE Network to Survivor Series 1988, mute your television, and let Bruce and Conrad talk you through the 1988 Survivor Series where “teams of five strive to survive!” JYD, the Baron, and Don Muraco are out and Scott Casey and Jim Brunzell are in?
We are one year removed from the Montreal Screwjob and the tide has turned in the Monday Night War–the WWF is near clearly in the lead with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin feuding with “Mr. McMahon.” But the story of Survivor Series 1998 is about to further the lead that the WWF has when they crown their “next big thing” champion. The Rock became “the guy” at Survivor Series ’98 but HOW they got there was the most masterful part of the story. Vince Russo has said this was the best thing he ever wrote in wrestling and most agree.
obody has a story like William Regal! Bruce and Conrad cover his start in the business at just 16 years old, touring Europe, a surprise tryout with the WWF nobody talks about, who gave him a tip on how to get hired in WCW, who brought him in, why he left, who he called in the WWF to come in, what happened in the very first meeting…
We knew him by many names before we were introduced to “Rikishi” and Bruce touches on everything from the Samoan Swat Team to the Sultan as we examine the career of Solofa Fatu Jr! You’ll hear about everything from the inspiration behind the look, who was enamored with his finisher, how Too Cool came to by, and ultimately why it ended. Bruce also reminds everyone about the “bump” nobody talks about and perhaps the only “sawdust moment” in the history of wrestling. And of course you’ll find out why, “I did it… for the Rock.”
This week we spit in the face of people who don’t want to be cool! Carlos Colon is a legend in the wrestling business so it’s a no-brainer to get his son in the WWE and push him to the moon right? But why didn’t it last? What went wrong? What was the word on him coming out of developmental? Who saw something in him on the main roster?…
The WWF’s business is booming after SummerSlam 1998 but Nitro is winning the ratings war. We’ll examine how we got to Breakdown, what it really set up, what changed about Vince’s approach to PPVs in this era, we touch on Jim Carrey and Jerry Lawler, Kurt Angle signing, the camps that WWE was running at the time, Hawk’s physical ailment nobody was talking about…