“Say hello to the bad guy”. Arguably one of the greatest WWF wrestlers to never hold the world title, Scott Hall’s Pacino inspired creation is examined from his beginning appearing in vignettes shot in Miami (or was it Connecticut ?), to his departure after the curtain call. Did Vince actually not know what “Scarface” was? Was he destined to hold the “big belt” before his departure? All these questions and much more will be answered on this week’s episode of Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard!
Things are changing quickly in the Summer of 1996 in the WWF. Ron Simmons left his job at Coca Cola to become a gladiator, Ahmed Johnson nearly died, Paul Bearer turned on the Undertaker, TL Hopper ate a turd from a swimming pool, Goldust likes women now, Austin 3:16 says “I work Free for All matches,” and Shawn Michaels ruined Vader’s WWF run. Enjoy over two hours of behind the scenes stories you’ve never heard!
Hear a hilarious story about Bruce traveling with Paul to NYC, Vince picking up Paul in a limo to help with Shotgun Saturday Night, the infamous conference call, Stephanie’s breath strips, the one word Vince used to describe Paul, whose wedding Paul was in, and who was NOT a “Paul Heyman” guy will surprise you! Happy Anniversary!
The WWF’s business is better than ever but their biggest star is on the sidelines and the PTC is forcing the WWF to change their “Attitude.” Val is no longer a porn star, the Goodfather doesn’t even like hoes, the Rock is in politics, and Chyna is the Intercontinental Champion? Join us for an interesting ride through the WWF in 2000 as we discuss Shane being Shane, Kane losing his mask, Tazz wrestling Lawler, a thong stinkface match, Angle making out with Stephanie, and a badass TLC match!
Professional wrestling is hotter than ever in the Summer of 1998 with “Stone Cold” is leading the charge for the WWF. This show was between Mankind’s infamous Hell in a Cell and the “Highway to Hell” SummerSlam at MSG and things are changing quickly in the WWF. We cover choppy choppy, the Dungeon match, the DX parody of NOD, the drunken Hawk angle, the nearly nude Sable, and of course Jackie’s um… well, you know.
Here comes the Ax, here comes the Smasher, the Demolition! Over two hours of Bruce discussing the entire fun of the #1 WWE Tag Team of all time, Demolition! How did they come about? Were they a poor man’s Road Warriors? Why did they turn baby face? Why did Crush join? What happened to Ax? Why aren’t they in the Hall of Fame? All of this and more!
Twenty years ago the WWF was transitioning as the wrestling business was changing. Bret Hart was now a heel in America but still a Canadian hero out to stop the rise of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. This PPV was the Hart Foundation’s “homecoming” in front of one of the rowdiest crowds of all time. This IYH won “Major Show of the Year” in 1997 and our coverage is longer than the actual show!
From the backyard to the world title, Bruce Prichard covers the entire Rise of CM Punk. Why was he sent to OVW? Who in talent relations held him back? Did being a Heyman Guy hurt him? What the hell happened with Unforgiven 2008? Does Bruce think he will be back? All this and more in over three hours of CM Punk!
Before John Cena was “the Face that Runs the Place” everyone from Bruce Prichard to Vince McMahon had their doubts as to whether or not he could even make the main roster and then a trip to the UK changed everything! From wrestling on mattresses with his brothers to beating the Big Show for the US Title at WrestleMania XX, we cover the entire rise of John Cena!
From the video store to the head writer, Bruce Prichard covers the rise of Vince Russo in the WWF for over three hours! From The Rock, to DX, and Stone Cold the “Russo Era” was all about “Attitude.” You’ve heard Russo tell his story but what REALLY happened? Hear the good, the bad, and the ugly on our longest show ever!