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September 13, 2019
Bruce and Conrad discuss all the shenanigans that happened up to and during In Your House 3.
September 6, 2019
Bruce and Conrad discuss the changes the WWE experienced in 1997 and how it affected the way we watch ppvs today.
August 30, 2019
Bruce and Conrad discuss the twists and turns surrounding SummerSlam 1989.
August 23, 2019
Bruce and Conrad discuss SummerSlam 1999 and the creative decisions surrounding the historic PPV.
August 16, 2019
Take a look at how stacked the roster was back in 2004! SummerSlam 2004 is set to be one wild ride as Bruce and Conrad breaks down this card.
August 9, 2019
Bruce and Conrad take a deep dive into Chris Jericho's WWE debut on the 20th anniversary of that day.
August 5, 2019
Conrad, Bruce, and Dave Silva celebrate three years of Something to Wrestle!
August 2, 2019
From People's Champ to worldwide movie star, Bruce and Conrad discuss The Rocks career from 2001 to 2004.
July 26, 2019
Bruce and Conrad sit down for nearly two hours to answer all your questions in this latest episode of #LoveToKnow
July 19, 2019
Bruce and Conrad take a retrospective look at the career of the best in the business Jim Ross.
July 12, 2019
Bruce and Conrad peel back the layers leading into Full Loaded and discuss the business dealings surrounding the WWF during this time.
July 5, 2019
Bruce and Conrad sit down and watch WCW Monday Nitro from July 6th 1998.
June 28, 2019
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June 14, 2019
Interviews meant to enlighten viewers into the mind of Mankind only reveals more darkness.
June 7, 2019
Bruce and Conrad discuss AJ Styles time in Total Non Stop Action.
May 31, 2019
Bruce and Conrad take your questions on this episode of #LOVETOKNOW
May 24, 2019
Bruce and Conrad discuss the major changes in the WWE leading up to Judgement Day 2004.
May 17, 2019
The Roast Of Bruce Prichard is a star studded show that will have you in stitches.
May 10, 2019
Lately ratings have been the talk of wrestling again so Bruce and Conrad decided to watch the highest rated RAW ever on the 20 year anniversary of that show! Shamrock vs. Chyna, Stooges vs. Mean Street Posse, and a wild main event with The Rock, Stone Cold, and Vince as a tag team and Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee. Plus Beaver Cleavage, Val Venis, Steve Blackman, the multiple faces of Foley, and the super silly Union! Don't miss a very special "watchalong" edition of Something to Wrestle! Oh and a new impression from Bruce that you've just got to hear! Give your gimmick the hot tag and try BLUECHEW.com for free, just pay $5 shipping when you use promo code WRESTLE Drive the car you want where you want and get $25 off when you use promo code WRESTLE at TURO.com or on the TURO app. After a night out drinking CheersHealth.com will make you feel 50% better the next morning or your money back! Get a special offer when use our promo code WRESTLE
May 3, 2019
From the NFL to professional wrestling, John "Bradshaw" Layfield has been around the world more than most. Bruce discusses how John got into the business, how he came into the WWF, who John patterned himself after, where the idea for the New Blackjacks came from, why it didn't work, when John got the "stop and start" push in 97/98 as a singles, who had the idea for the Acolytes, what the symbols were on their chest, the infamous match with Public Enemy, how the team evolved into APA, where the idea for JBL came from, who were the influences, who "got the character over" in John's opinion, the heart attack angle gone wrong at a house show, the incredible bloodletting with Eddie Guerrero, the cabinet, the silly stuff with Big Show, the unique cage match finish with Big Show and who came up with it, the Nazi salute controversy, the Joey Styles controversy, the "bully" discussion, how John retired, his legacy in the business, and so much more on a very special Something to Wrestle!
April 26, 2019
Travel and schedule conflicts prevented Bruce and Conrad from having adequate studio time to record this week but don't worry the JBL episode is coming soon. Today join Tony Schiavone as he presents a "Best of Something to Wrestle" focused on the Game, the King of Kings, the Cerebral Assassin, the Creator, the Destroyer, Hunter Hearst Helmsley himself, TRIPLE H! Our last live show will be at Starrcast II in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now at Starrcast.com and even if you can't make it to Vegas you can still watch LIVE and On-Demand in HD on FITE worldwide! This will be our first live show EVER to be LIVE worldwide! Pre-Order today and save a bundle on 20+ shows for one low price at STARRCASTonFITE.com! Download to TURO app for free to book any car you want from anywhere you want and get $25 off when you use the promo code WRESTLE at checkout. Robinhood will give you a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio when you sign up at WRESTLE.robinhood.com Get the rapid boost in nitric oxide production that you and your partner crave; make her happy when you try your first 30-day bottle of Ageless Male Max free – just pay shipping and handling when you text the word “RAM” to79-79-79 Get a lower monthly payment, payoff your credit cards, pay your house off faster, and even skip your next two house payments at SaveWithBruce.com Stop throwing your money away on rent and buy a house for less than current rent at HideFromRent.com
April 19, 2019
The Rock, Stone Cold, Goldberg, and Brock Lesnar are all out of the company. Now McMahon is going to try establish Chris Benoit as his top star on RAW. Chris received a hero's welcome from Edmonton when he returned as Champion in a WrestleMania rematch. But why was it a rematch? When the venue was booked, did the WWE know Benoit would be the champ? Fresh off of a 2019 Superstar Shakeup, Bruce breaks down the WWE's mentality and the thought process behind a "Draft" and the real life ramifications on the lives affected by switching brands. Randy Orton and Mick Foley's feud, match, aftermath, and future are also greatly explored on this episode. Austin's deal with the company, his reason for leaving, Brock's pursuit of the NFL, and Goldberg's opinion about WWE are all discussed plus Rosey, Garrison Cade, and a few other names rarely discussed get the Prichard treatment as well on a very special Something to Wrestle!
April 12, 2019
Bruce and Conrad look back on 1998 and 1999 when the Texas Rattlesnake was running the wrestling world.
April 5, 2019
DOOT DOOT DOOT! Michael "PS" Hayes is one of the most charismatic, and misunderstood, superstars in the history of professional wrestling. Today Bruce and Conrad celebrate the incredible career in front of the camera and behind the camera behind someone Bruce calls "a wrestling savant." Just hours before WrestleMania, Bruce shares stories about his friend of nearly 40 years from Badstreet USA to New York. But we feel the need to warn you: the further down the block you went the badder it got! Don't miss our last live show in New York -- the Monday after WrestleMania, right after RAW, just steps from Barclays! Jim Ross and Bruce Prichard on stage together for the last time ever? Don't miss it BrucePrichard.com! Our last live show EVER will be at Starrcast II in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now at Starrcast.com and if you can't make it to Vegas it was just announced earlier today that Starrcast will be LIVE and On-Demand in HD on FITE worldwide! This will be our first live show EVER to be LIVE worldwide! Pre-Order today and save a bundle on 20+ shows for one low price at STARRCASTonFITE.com! Get a lower monthly payment, payoff your credit cards, pay your house off faster, and even skip your next two house payments at SaveWithBruce.com Stop throwing your money away on rent and buy a house for less than current rent at HideFromRent.com
March 29, 2019
What a crazy month for Vince McMahon. The XFL is tanking and NBC wants out of the deal, Jerry Lawler walked out, ECW files for bankruptcy, Paul Heyman needs a job, Vince has a meltdown on HBO, he acquires WCW, and oh by the way he's about to put on the biggest WrestleMania ever! Bruce and Conrad dig into all of these moving parts going on behind the scenes before what will be the most financially successful WrestleMania ever up until that point setting records in nearly every category. The show would feature a crazy hardcore match people remember to this day, the crazy McMahon family story, an unreal match between Benoit and Angle, perhaps one of the silliest battle royals in WWE history, the tag team match that created a highlight reel by itself and set the standard for TLCs to come, and a match between the two biggest icons in the business at the time with an ending that changed everything. The guys break down the business aspect of the show, the creative, and the regrets coming out of the show. Don't miss one of the most requested topics ever -- WrestleMania X-Seven! Don't miss our last live show in New York -- the Monday after WrestleMania, right after RAW, just steps from Barclays! Jim Ross and Bruce Prichard on stage together for the last time ever? Don't miss it BrucePrichard.com! Our last live show EVER will be at Starrcast II in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now at Starrcast.com and if you can't make it to Vegas it was just announced earlier today that Starrcast will be LIVE and On-Demand in HD on FITE worldwide! This will be our first live show EVER to be LIVE worldwide! Pre-Order today and save a bundle on 20+ shows for one low price at STARRCASTonFITE.com! Get a lower monthly payment, payoff your credit cards, pay your house off faster, and even skip your next two house payments at SaveWithBruce.com Stop throwing your money away on rent and buy a house for less than current rent at HideFromRent.com
March 22, 2019
WrestleMania X marked the return to Madison Square Garden, where it all began nine years earlier. But this WrestleMania was different. Vince McMahon was in the fight of his life with the steroid trial, the business was much in transition where it had taken a dip, and this was the very first WrestleMania without Hulk Hogan. How did the trial effect his view of WrestleMania? Did it effect his booking of this show or his creativity in general? After the company took a dip in 1993, what did they change to return to profitability in 1994? How did Vince receive the news of Hogan negotiating with WCW? Did Vince consider working something out for Hogan to appear at this show? What was the deal with all of the celebrities? Bruce answers all of these questions before adding tidbits we've never heard before like Bret wanted to beat Owen, why Vince introduced Luger as World Champion at a house show, the finish of Savage-Crush, the backup plan if the ladder broke for Razor and Shawn, and so much more! Come along as we go back in time 25 years to revisit WRESTLEMANIA X! TONIGHT! Eric Bischoff, Tony Schiavone, and Conrad Thompson present the first ever joint 83 Weeks and What Happened When live show in Chicago. Pick up your tickets for just $39 at 83WHW.com. Bruce is on the road this weekend in Australia! Don't miss your chance to see him live at BrucePrichard.com! Don't miss our last live show in New York -- the Monday after WrestleMania, right after RAW, just steps from Barclays! Jim Ross and Bruce Prichard on stage together for the last time ever? Don't miss it BrucePrichard.com! Get a lower monthly payment, payoff your credit cards, pay your house off faster, and even skip your next two house payments at SaveWithBruce.com Stop throwing your money away on rent and buy a house for less than current rent at HideFromRent.com
March 15, 2019
We're finally here, WRESTLEMANIA XX! This was the third, and probably last, WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden. We discuss the Garden and the opening video for the show in great detail. We've already covered Royal Rumble 2004 where Benoit won his shot at the World Title and No Way Out 2004 where Eddie Guerrero became World Champion himself but most folks remember the end of this show as their crowning moment of their careers. We discuss why Shawn was inserted into the match, the finish being a submission, the spectacular match between Eddie and Kurt, the return of Mick Foley, the return of the Rock, the way the locker room felt about Brock, why Brock was leaving, when they knew Brock was leaving, why Brock lost the match, what the relationship with Goldberg was like, what was discussed for Bischoff, whether or not Bret Hart was considered, the business being down and why, plus much more about WrestleMania XX! Get a lower monthly payment, payoff your credit cards, pay your house off faster, and even skip your next two house payments at SaveWithBruce.com Stop throwing your money away on rent and buy a house for less than current rent at HideFromRent.com Come see Bruce Prichard and Jim Ross the Monday after WrestleMania just steps from Barclays at www.BrucePrichard.com -- our only live show with Jim Ross and perhaps our last non-Starrcast live show ever!
March 8, 2019
Steve Austin set the wrestling world on fire in 1998 but it almost didn't happen. Join Bruce and Conrad as they examine the most pivotal year of Austin's career up to that point, 1997. From winning the Royal Rumble, the incredible Final Four match, the unbelievable WrestleMania match with Bret, the rumor and innuendo about the blood in that match, why Shamrock was involved, the PPV main event title shot against Undertaker that is rarely discussed, the final match of the Austin-Bret trilogy on PPV, the reasoning behind inserting Shawn Michaels into the equation, the tag title run, Canadian Stampede, the SummerSlam match with Owen that changed everything, the fallout of the injury, the way his relationship with Owen changed, how he felt about Owen 3:16, what the doctors were telling him about his neck, the biggest (and worst) stunner ever, the first Rock-Austin match on PPV, why the Intercontinental title changed hands the way it did, and more! Have a question for our WrestleMania XX episode next week? Head over to Facebook right now, www.facebook.com/somethingtowrestle Join Bruce and Conrad on the "Farewell Tour" tomorrow night Crown Point, Indiana, or Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio, just before the PPV! Be sure to catch Bruce in two weeks down under in Australia and don't miss our first (and maybe last) show with Jim Ross the Monday after WrestleMania in Brooklyn! All of these are on sale now at BrucePrichard.com! Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com
March 1, 2019
Nobody has had a career like Jerry "The King" Lawler. Bruce discusses his legacy prior to joining the WWE, how the deal with WWE came together, the original plan, the feud with Bret, the missteps with Piper, what really "made" him to Vince, the time he sued WWE, the legal trouble and what really happened, the feuds with Warrior and Jake, why he was in the XFL, the situation when he quit, what he said about Bruce while he was gone, how he was received when he returned, what his legacy will be, and so much more on a very royal episode about THE KING! Have a question for our Austin 97-00 episode next week? Head over to Facebook right now, www.facebook.com/somethingtowrestle The "Farewell Tour" kicks off tonight in Connecticut, rolls on next week Indiana and Ohio, Bruce is solo in three weeks down under in Australia, our first (and maybe last) show with Jim Ross was just announced for the Monday after WrestleMania in Brooklyn, and our last announced live show will be at Starrcast.com over Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas. For every other date including tonight's, please visit www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com
February 22, 2019
Bruce and Conrad take a closer look at the return of the Deadman.
February 15, 2019
Bruce shares one of his fondest memories, when Eddie became the World Champion.
February 8, 2019
Bruce and Conrad discuss the business, build up and brutality of the 1999 St. Valentine's Day Massacre PPV.
February 1, 2019
Join Bruce and Conrad as they remember one of the best that ever did it, Gorilla Monsoon. Have a question for our St. Valentine's Day Massacre episode next week? Head over to Facebook right now, www.facebook.com/somethingtowrestle Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in Atlanta (tomorrow!), Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio, and Australia on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com
January 25, 2019
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? What did Bruce think of the finish to the 92 Rumble? What did Sid think about WrestleMania? Why did Sid leave the company after the European tour? Did Sid ever fail a drug test? What was Sid's solution for drug testing at the time? What circumstance led Sid to return to the company? When did "softball" become "a thing" to the office? Why was Sid chosen for the push against Shawn Michaels? Were promises made to Sid? Did Sid shit his pants at WrestleMania? Who was driving during the 1997 car wreck? Would Sid have come back to the WWF had his leg not been broken in WCW? Is Sid worthy of going into the Hall of Fame? All of this and much more on a fun episode of Something to Wrestle! Have a question for our Gorilla Monsoon episode next week? Head over to Facebook right now, www.facebook.com/somethingtowrestle Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in San Diego, Phoenix, Atlanta, Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio, and Australia on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com
January 11, 2019
Royal Rumble 1999 "No Chance In Hell" is a deep dive into the who, whats and whens Austin and McMahon both battled in the 30 man quest for a title match.
January 4, 2019
Bruce shares personal stories of his time with Gene Okerlund.
December 28, 2018
Mrs. Foley's baby boy rips the WWE title from the clutches of Vince McMahon and his corporate champion The Rock. Bruce and Conrad breakdown the decisions made surrounding the historic win.
December 21, 2018
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! Have a question for our "Foley Wins the Title" episode next week? Head over to Facebook right now, facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle The polls are back! Cast your "Royal Rumble" vote now @prichardshow SAN DIEGO is getting a live show! Tickets are on sale now at BrucePrichard.com for that show, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, and Connecticut! Over spend this holiday season? Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com
December 14, 2018
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! Holidays got you feeling stressed financially? SaveWithBruce.com can help you pay off your credit cards, get a lower monthly payment and even skip your next two house payments! Have a question for our "Austin Stuns Santa" watch-a-long episode from 1997 next week? Head over to Twitter right now, @prichardshow BrucePrichard.com don't miss us in Colorado Springs, Phoenix, and Connecticut too all at www.BrucePrichard.com! Stay tuned SAN DIEGO!
December 7, 2018
A discussion in detail about a 1997 event entitled D-Generation X: In Your House.
November 30, 2018
Christian a sure-fire Hall of Famer with a story unlike any other Superstar in WWE history. Today Bruce takes us back to the beginning of his wrestling career all the way through today. From paying for his training to the legacy he has left and everything in between. Of course Christian's story is one of highs and lows. Bruce and Conrad examine his on-screen debut, the pairing with the Brood, whether or not that faction ended too quickly, what helped make his pairing with Edge, what writer had the most influence on his career as a tag wrestler, what PPV "made" their team, the infamous TLC matches people still talk about to this day, and of course the break up. How did they decide who was going to be the "good guy" in that story line? What did Vince see in Christian at that time? Did Vince really want Christian to cut his hair? Why didn't it happen? What's the rumor and innuendo about the blue dot? Of course the temper tantrums, the title runs, and the departure from WWE must be addressed. How did Vince react to Christian leaving? Did the TNA run help him upon his return? Why did Dixie Carter choose him to return to TNA in 2012 as a special deal with WWE over all other contracted WWE talent? What would Christian's career look like if there was never an Edge character? All of this and much more for our podcast peeps as we examine the life and times of Christian in the WWE! Holidays got you feeling stressed financially? SaveWithBruce.com can help you pay off your credit cards, get a lower monthly payment and even skip your next two house payments! Have a question for next week's IYH: D-X episode? Head over to Twitter right now, @prichardshow Join us in Europe, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, and Connecticut too all at www.BrucePrichard.com!
November 23, 2018
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. Vince has decided to shift gears to a different type of main event attraction to feature Bret Hart and his feud with Jerry Lawler is the hottest in the company... and then Lawler got arrested. Despite business being down, they sold out the Boston Gardens in record time. How? Bruce explains a new strategy that worked to move tickets and how they had to pivot away from Lawler in the main event. Why was Shawn chosen? Who were the Knights supposed to be? How were the other Hart brothers to work with? What was the original plan before it was Bret-Owen? Plus we discuss sidebars about Ludvig Borga, Ray Combs, and of course the creation of Reo Rodgers. Don't miss the show Bruce has wanted to cover since we started the podcast, Survivor Series 1993!
November 23, 2018
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? Bruce discusses the Bulldogs departure, the way Arn and Tully reacted to their first WWF Pay Per View, whether or not Savage had an issue with Hogan coming out last, and so much more! Plus the guys discuss Vince's foray into promoting boxing Pay Per Views, what Vince did for the guys for Thanksgiving, why Richfield got so many big shows, and so much more! Holidays got you feeling stressed financially? SaveWithBruce.com can help you pay off your credit cards, get a lower monthly payment and even skip your next two house payments! Have a question for next week? Head over to Twitter right now, @prichardshow Join us in Europe, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, and Connecticut too all at www.BrucePrichard.com!
November 16, 2018
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. The story of Mankind and Vince McMahon, weaving in Shane McMahon and the Rock for weeks before the big reveal... the Rock is the Chairman's hand picked Champion. The stage was set for WrestleMania 15 and what would become the biggest trilogy in the history of professional wrestling. Don't miss the incredible story that made the Rock one of the youngest WWE Champions ever as Bruce and Conrad discuss Survivor Series 1998! Holidays got you feeling stressed financially? SaveWithBruce.com can help you pay off your credit cards, get a lower monthly payment and even skip your next two house payments! Have a question for our Survivor Series 1988 episode next week? Head over to Twitter right now, @prichardshow Come see us in Los Angeles TOMORROW! BrucePrichard.com can hook you up and NEXT WEEK is our first ever visit to NORTH CAROLINA! Join us in Europe, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, and Connecticut too all at www.BrucePrichard.com!
November 9, 2018
Nobody 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, the illness that nearly cost him his life, his addiction, the rocky start with the company, the silly "Man" gimmick, rehab, the release, the match that got everyone talking again, the idea for the Commissioner, his title runs, his partnership with Tajiri, the pairing with Eugene, the parasite, his notable matches, winning King of the Ring, the failed drug test, his legacy, and everything in between that made William Regal one of the most fascinating stories in the history of professional wrestling! Have a question for our Survivor Series 1998 episode next week? Head over to Twitter right now, @prichardshow Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in LA, Winston Salem, Scotland, Ireland, England, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, and Connecticut on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com
November 2, 2018
Take a look into Tough Enough as Bruce discusses the judges, the contestants, and how the decision to bring it to SmackDown upset the veterans. Of course Bruce has an opinion on how the "incident" with Angle took place as well. Why did Puder win? Once he did, how did the veterans treat him? What really happened at the Royal Rumble? Why didn't they ever do anything with him and Angle? What is their relationship like now? We discuss OVW, the letter he got by "accident" and then of course we break down why it didn't last, the true details of the $1M contract, and take your questions. Then we continue our doubleheader with a complete breakdown of the Hardcore Title. Who had the idea? Why was it done? Who benefited the most? We exam some of the more memorable moments with the title, the guys who helped make it matter, and the times where it all just became hard to follow. From Mick Foley to Crash Holly to Rob Van Dam, we cover all things Hardcore Title in a very unique Something to Wrestle! Have a question for our William Regal episode next week? Head over to Twitter right now, @prichardshow Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com
October 26, 2018
Bruce tells Conrad all about the time Hunter Married Stephanie... on TV and in real life! What REALLY happened, HOW, WHO knew, and WHEN? Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Give your gimmick the hot tag with BLUECHEW.com and get your first shipment free (just pay $5 shipping) when you use our promo code WRESTLE Want to consolidate some debt? Try lightstream.com/wrestle for a special offer!
October 19, 2018
A vacant title divides the Brothers of Destruction with Stone Cold smack dab in the middle.
October 12, 2018
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." Watch the "Roast of Bruce Prichard," the "Monday Night War Debate," or dozens of other shows on demand starting at just $4.99 at FITE.tv/starrcast Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Get a Brand New House with NO MONEY DOWN at BrandNewHouse.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 The hottest game of the year is out NOW! Head to WWE.2k.com to purchase your copy of WWE 2K19 today!
October 5, 2018
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? We discuss his debut, the US title run, the draft, the IC title run, the WrestleMania moment with Piper and Austin, working against Hogan and Michaels, the infamous promo Ric Flair cut on him, the "stabbing" angle with Cena, whether or not that should have been done, when he asked for his release and why, how Vince managed to convince him to stay, and then ultimately how it all came to an end for a guy who beat John Cena for the US title on his first night on TV. Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in Boston in just two weeks! Plus don't miss us in LA, Winston Salem, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix! Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com The hottest game of the year is out NOW! Head to WWE.2k.com to purchase your copy of WWE 2K19 today!  Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Get "over" with your significant other and give your "gimmick" the "hot tag" with BLUECHEW! Try your first shipment FREE when you pay $5 shipping and use promo code WRESTLE at BlueChew.com
September 28, 2018
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, wrestlers in High Times, Foley not taking more time off after the Hell in a Cell, Shawn Michaels returning, Tiger Ali Singh, what WWE wanted from Regal during this first run, why Shamrock wasn't a top guy, nudity on USA, Vader's last PPV match, why Bradshaw didn't get over here, the debut of Christian, the bump Edge took on this show nobody talks about, the Godwinns compared to Southern Justice, the silly Val Venis and Dustin Runnels angle, the tremendous promos from the Rock and Mankind, plus more details on Austin riding the Zamboni to the ring the night after the PPV! Don't miss a look back at the WWE 20 years ago this week! Watch the "Roast of Bruce Prichard," the "Monday Night War Debate," or dozens of other shows on demand starting at just $4.99 at FITE.tv/starrcast Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Join MYBookie.com and they will match your deposit dollar for dollar up to $1,000! Just use our promo code WRESTLE and sign up after 7pm Eastern to receive an additional $25 free play! Get $5,000-$100,000 to consolidate your credit card debt and get a discounted rate when you visit lightstream.com/wrestle
September 21, 2018
This is a sleeper episode! Bruce and Conrad discuss Ric Flair leaving the WWE, Freddie Prinze, Jr. coming in as a writer, the Mike Adamle experiment, the "independent contractor" lawsuit and debate, Ventura wanting Vince to back him for the Presidency, CM Punk losing the World Title on this PPV without ever even being in the ring, why that happened, why the business was down, Vince sending out feelers for a "WWE Network" (in 2008!), whatever happened to Manu, a young Cody Rhodes, who is to blame for the Championship Scramble concept, why it didn't work, a hilarious Johnny Ace story, the on-again off-again Foley-McMahon relationship, Coach leaving, the mass layoffs in 2008, and of course the best feud no one talks about: Jericho-Michaels. Watch the "Roast of Bruce Prichard," the "Monday Night War Debate," or dozens of other shows on demand starting at just $4.99 at FITE.tv/starrcast Want to see our live show from San Antonio last weekend? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Join MYBookie.com and they will match your deposit dollar for dollar up to $1,000! Just use our promo code WRESTLE Get a trial month of hims, a medical grade solution for hair loss, for just $5 right now (while supplies last)! Just go to ForHims.com/wwe
September 14, 2018
Bruce discusses the details of the 9/11 tragedy from a WWE perspective, who was where, what happened, etc. and then in great detail discusses how SmackDown was rescheduled from Tuesday to Thursday with everything that went into producing a very unique show. Watch the "Roast of Bruce Prichard," the "Monday Night War Debate," or dozens of other shows on demand starting at just $4.99 at FITE.tv/starrcast Want more content? Want the shows early and ad free? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Join MYBookie.com and they will match your deposit dollar for dollar up to $1,000! Just use our promo code WRESTLE Give your gimmick the hot tag by visiting BlueChew.com and get your first shipment FREE when use our special promo code WRESTLE, just pay $5 shipping
September 7, 2018
Bruce answers dozens and dozens of your questions today! Don't miss it! Watch the "Roast of Bruce Prichard," the "Monday Night War Debate," or dozens of other shows on demand starting at just $4.99 at FITE.tv/starrcast Want more content? Want the shows early and ad free? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Join MYBookie.com and they will match your deposit dollar for dollar up to $1,000! Just use our promo code WRESTLE Get $20 off your first order at simplecontacts.com/WRESTLE or enter code WRESTLE at checkout
August 24, 2018
RAW is crushing Nitro in the ratings and WCW has Thunder, so why not create a second show right? What did the boys think of an extra day of work? What did the writers think? Who was for it and who was against it? What other names were considered? Why did they settle on this one? Why was there a pilot? Why was going live not considered? How in the world did it wind up on UPN? What McMahon quote caused Conrad and Bruce to argue this week? Join Bruce for a peak behind the curtain into a look at the business of wrestling on television in the late 90s PLUS sidebars about a potential re-launch of "Doink the Klown," how in the world we got Beaver Cleavage, and so much more. Oh and you'll never forget one of the ads this week. Ever. Want FRONT ROW seats to ALL IN? Pre-Order Starrcast on FITE for your chance to win the tickets, round trip airfare to Chicago, three nights in a hotel suite, Platinum Bracelets to Starrcast, and tickets to every Official Meet & Greet! PLUS you get 20+ live shows, over 40 hours of content both live and on demand at FITE.tv/starrcast -- hurry contest ends 8/27! Want more content? Want the shows early and ad free? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle Hurry to BrucePrichard.com to see us in San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask a question about SummerSlam 1988 next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle or twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Get a $20 bonus when you make your first deposit on FanDuel. Come play with us at FanDuel.com/PRICHARD
August 17, 2018
The WWF's business has never been hotter than it was in 1998. Less than a year after telling Bret that he couldn't afford his contract, Vince bought a casino! Hear the details of that deal plus everything that went into creating SummerSlam on today's look back at the Summer of 1998! Bruce and Conrad will discuss the thinking behind the "baby face main event" and whether or not it was a mistake in hindsight, why Edge was the mystery partner, the pressure behind having a ladder match at MSG at the time, the Insane Clown Posse, what Bruce hated about this show, and so much more! Want FRONT ROW seats to ALL IN? Pre-Order Starrcast on FITE for your chance to win the tickets, round trip airfare to Chicago, three nights in a hotel suite, Platinum Bracelets to Starrcast, and tickets to every Official Meet & Greet! PLUS you get 20+ live shows, over 40 hours of content both live and on demand at FITE.tv/starrcast -- hurry contest ends 8/27! Want more content? Want the shows early and ad free? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle Only a few tickets remain for our show tomorrow night in NYC! Hurry to BrucePrichard.com for those plus San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask a question about SummerSlam 1998 next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle or twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Visit BlueChew.com and get your first shipment FREE when use our special promo code WRESTLE (Just pay $5 shipping!) Get a $20 bonus when you make your first deposit on FanDuel. Come play with us at FanDuel.com/PRICHARD
August 10, 2018
Bruce and Conrad have covered the Mega Powers exploding and Zeus, but what about the rest of Hogan's 1989? Learn more about the script for No Holds Barred, how Hogan taking a dump saved the movie, how the movie nearly didn't make theaters, and all about the Rumble, Survivor Series, and SummerSlam matches that year with fun sidebars on Honky, Schiavone, Bad News, and Sherri. When we get to 1990 you won't believe what Bruce was suggesting but Vince shut down, why Vince shut it down, hear a hilarious Pat Patterson quote, why the switch to Warrior, Hogan's attitude at the time, why Hogan was taking time off, who was against the switch, background on Tenta, something Bruce always thought was funny about Tenta, the reason Tugboat wasn't at ringside at SummerSlam, why the letter campaign from Tugboat for Hulk was done, why SummerSlam 90 wasn't a clean finish, and much more. WHATCHA GONNA DO when Something to Wrestle runs wild on you?! (Oh and "always believe in yourself!") Tonight until midnight (8/10) is your LAST CHANCE to save $20 when you pre-order Starrcast featuring the Roast of Bruce Prichard, the Monday Night War Debate with Bruce & Eric, and 20 other shows! Until midnight tonight you can watch it all live and on-demand for just $79 at FITE.tv/starrcast -- but hurry, offer ends tonight at midnight EST! Want more content? Want the shows early and ad free? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask a question about SummerSlam 1998 next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle or twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Get your first three meals free at BlueApron.com/wrestling Get a free hat with your new awesome shorts at birddogs.com and use promo code WRESTLE
August 3, 2018
1997 was one of the most important years in WWF history. We will examine the story lines like the USA-Canada angle of course but the real story is what is actually happening within the company. The WWF has greater attendance but ratings and PPV buys are down. We're less than two months away from Vince McMahon coming to Bret to tell him, "I can't afford your contract." We know that the following month, Vince "found the money." But how? We examine what changes the company made to cut costs and raise revenues, some that fans wouldn't have ever even noticed. Of course at the end of this show, Bret would become champion. If he hadn't, would the "screwjob" have ever happened three months later? Why did Vince still go with Bret as champion here? What were people saying about Shawn's knee? What happened before, during, and after Owen piledrove Austin? Of course we examine the love heaped on Whitman for changing the tax situation in New Jersey for the WWF and the silly million dollar contest with calling fans live on the air. Join us on a "State of the WWF" for the Summer of 1997! Pre-Order the Roast of Bruce Prichard, the Monday Night War Debate with Bruce & Eric, and 20 other shows for just $79 at FITE.tv/starrcast -- but hurry, offer ends 8/10! Want more content? Want the shows early and ad free? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask a question about Hogan 1989 next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle or twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79
July 27, 2018
This is a sleeper episode! Bruce and Conrad discuss the brand split and how it allowed guys to be featured who may not normally have a chance to do so, why the US Title was created, the rumor and innuendo surrounding Zack Gowen, the infamous HBO interview where Vince got frustrated discussing deaths in wrestling, why Hogan left, the original plan for Hogan and what the backup plan was, Chris Bell's brief run backstage, Billy Kidman being the envy of the locker room, why Terry Taylor was out (again), the Sable-Stephanie brawls backstage, the hilarious indecent proposal angle with Noble, why Ultimo Dragon didn't work out, why Crash Holly was let go, why Brother Love was brought back, how Vince got busted open, and why the title was switched at this show! This is another "State of the WWE" in 2003 episode--don't miss it! Want more content? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle to hear Bruce cover the Undertaker losing at WrestleMania 30 and Mick Foley winning his first world title in January '99! New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, the UK, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask a question about SummerSlam 1997 next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle or twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Get a month supply of ForHims for just $5 at ForHims.com/WWE
July 20, 2018
What were the original plans for the Invasion angle? When did they change? Why did they change? What missteps were made? Was McMahon impatient? The "dream" angle became a nightmare, but why? Bruce and Conrad examine the ins-and-outs of the "Dream Card" that didn't live up to the hype on today's edition of Something to Wrestle! Want more content? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, the UK, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask a question about the Vengeance 2003 next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle or twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Visit BlueChew.com and get your first shipment FREE when use our special promo code WRESTLE - Just pay $5 shipping!
July 13, 2018
Anti-American "gimmicks" have been done in wrestling for decades but Muhammad Hassan is the only character to ever be banned from television in the WWE. Join Bruce and Conrad as they examine the "how" and "why" of one of the most controversial characters in wrestling history. Who had this idea originally? How was it different than what had been done before? How did they choose who would portray the character? What were the booking plans before the incident? How did the man behind the character handle the success? What REALLY happened with him in "Wrestler's Court" and what was the verdict? What were the choices considered once the incident was already taped but had not yet aired? How did Vince react to the negative mainstream coverage of the angle? Did the WWE ruin a guy's career with one bad decision? The "what if" of this character and a single decision could have changed everything. And of course the guys get it over whether or not they should have done the character in the first place. Enjoy two hours and no one is going to agree about, the story of Muhammad Hassan! Want more content? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle Rochester, New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, the UK, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask a question about the Invasion PPV next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle or twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com Take your manhood to the max by trying Ageless Male Max and get your first 30-day bottle FREE – just pay shipping and handling - when you text the word “SLAM” to 79 79 79 Get your first three meals free from BlueApron.com/wrestling Consolidate your credit card debt and get a discounted rate at LightStream.com/WRESTLE
July 6, 2018
We're struttin' and cuttin' this week on Something to Wrestle as we do three hours on Brutus the f'n Barber Beefcake! That's #BTFBB for short! We discuss who came up with the name Brutus Beefcake, the original gimmick, how it became a barber, whose idea that was, how it was received, who helped Brutus see how to get it over, why he never won the IC title in 88, why he was chosen to be by Hogan's side in 89 vs. Zeus/Savage, what the plans were at SummerSlam 90, all about the accident and the recovery, the run-in experiment, the return in 93, why he left, his legacy, whether or not he's a Hall of Famer, and much more! Want more content? Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/SomethingToWrestle Rochester, New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, the UK, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask a question about Hussan next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle or twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss our CM Punk episode next Wednesday on the WWE Network! Support our sponsors and , just pay $5 shipping and handling Visit BlueChew.com and get your first shipment FREE when use our promo code WRESTLE - just pay $5 shipping!
June 29, 2018
Rochester, New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Watch Bruce answer your Sable questions LIVE next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask questions for the "King of the Ring 1998" episode right now: twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss our "Big Evil" Undertaker episode next Wednesday on the WWE Network! Support our sponsors and visit lightstream.com/wrestle to get .5% off of your next loan and text SLAM to 79-79-79 for a FREE 30 day supply of Ageless Male Max, just pay shipping and handling
June 22, 2018
The Sable story is unlike any other. There's an old saying about keeping your wife away from the business but Marc Mero didn't listen. He brought her to meet Vince McMahon in 1996 and nothing was ever the same. Perhaps no one could have predicted the star she would become when she debuted at WrestleMania 12 with Hunter Hearst Helmsley. We can't help but cover the story of Marc Mero's push, IC run, and the horrible timing of his ACL injury. But that ACL injury presented an opportunity for Rena Mero to become the biggest female star in the company. What night does Bruce think "made" Sable in 1997? Fast forward a year later and she's making her debut as a wrestler at WrestleMania! Who has their first ever match at WrestleMania? SABLE! Of course that decision would come back to haunt the WWF when Sable sued them a year later. We discuss the way the "boys" treated Sable, her relationship with the other ladies (specifically Luna and Jackie), the heat that Mero took for his wife's push, whether or not it hurt Marc to take her powerbomb, the way the first Playboy deal came together, the controversial TSN appearance, the second offer from Playboy and how it changed everything, Sable asking for her release the first time, her demand to stop wrestling, her refusal to drop the belt, the unbelievable handwritten note, the conditional terms that the company granted for their release, her lawsuit in great detail, her appearance on Nitro and how it complicated things, the root of the lawsuit and why Vince didn't back down, a guess as to how it was settled, how Rena came back, why Mero did not, her relationship with Brock, the silliness of Vince and Sable, the crazy angles involving Linda and Stephanie, and how the relationship ended a second time. We also examine the many times Meltzer "buried" Sable, what Sable said no one wanted to "boo," which Vince was responsible for her initial push, who really made room for her to be the top lady in the business, her legacy, why she isn't featured more in the WWE packages today, and whether or not she deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Rochester, New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Watch Bruce answer your Sable questions LIVE next week: facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask questions for the "King of the Ring 1998" episode right now: twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss our "Big Evil" Undertaker episode next Wednesday on the WWE Network! Support our sponsors and visit lightstream.com/wrestle to get .5% off of your next loan and text SLAM to 79-79-79 for a FREE 30 day supply of Ageless Male Max, just pay shipping and handling
June 15, 2018
Business was down for the WWE in 2003 compared to 2002, but why? Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson discuss "the State of the WWE" for two hours this week and it's based around Bad Blood 2003, which exceeded expectations. Was it the Hell in a Cell that was responsible for the bump in business? Was it the return of Mick Foley? The show also featuring a burping contest, a poontang pie eating contest, and a singing contest -- who booked this?! Nobody was asking that for Flair-Michaels, a full five years before the famous retirement match. You'll also hear details about the beginning of Evolution, how Vince got Christian to cut his hair, why Rocky Johnson didn't last in developmental, why Sahadi left, why Jamal left, how Sable and Mero were doing, Nowinski's career, the spot with Steiner that everyone talks about on this show, how Test went into business for himself, the rib that McMahon played during this show, what Goldberg veto'ed in his match with Jericho, and what this show led two just two weeks later. On the exact 15 year anniversary of this show, don't miss another "sleeper episode" filled with hours about a very interesting time for a company in transition, it's all about the WWE in 2003! Chicago, Pittsburgh, Rochester, New York, San Antonio, Winston Salem, LA, and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask questions for the "Sable" episode right now: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our upcoming polls: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss our JEFF HARDY episode next Wednesday on the WWE Network!
June 8, 2018
The Summer of 1993 might be one of the most interesting times in the history of the WWF. With the Federal investigation looming, Vince McMahon steps down as President of Titan Sports after 12 years in the role, Tom Cole's story and the "ring boy scandal" continues to twist in the media, Hulk Hogan is working with NJPW but he's the WWF Champion and he wants to leave to do TV full time, Bret Hart feels like his opportunity to be the top guy was taken from him by a "half-in" Hogan, Yokozuna is the monster heel Vince loves, and somebody needs him at SummerSlam. But wasn't Hart-Hogan the plan at SummerSlam? What subtle hints were dropped on this broadcast and what "out" did Vince leave himself with the booking? Of course Bruce discusses the incredible performance by Bret Hart, a rusty Mr. Perfect who doesn't look rusty at all, a hot angle with Lawler to finish the show. the silly photographer outfit, and the weird transitional period within the company where stars from the "golden era" like Hacksaw Duggan are still in the company when guys like Razor, Diesel, and Shawn are coming into their own. And oh yeah, the guys discuss that "European tour" that got them into the worst fight in show history back on the WrestleMania IX episode. Chicago, Pittsburgh, Rochester, New York, San Antonio and LA on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask questions for the "Bad Blood 2003" episode right now: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our upcoming polls: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And find out if we still have a video show next Wednesday on the WWE Network!
June 1, 2018
You won't believe what Bob Holly thought of working for Jerry Jarrett in Memphis, or maybe you will, but his story doesn't stop there. Nobody has a story like Bob Holly. From quitting his job to wrestle to quitting wrestling to get a job and back again, he got his big break out of nowhere and felt like he was going nowhere as "Thurman 'Sparky' Plugg" for Vince McMahon. Bruce discusses Bob's claims of poor pay from the company in 1994, dropped Thurman for Bob, the real life racing situation that wasn't just a gimmick, his brief IC situation with Jarrett, why the Waltman tag title win happened, his run-ins with the Kliq, the JOB Squad, the Hardcore Championship, Crash, BB, Molly, Kurt Angle breaking his arm, Brock Lesnar breaking his neck, when and how the Tough Enough situation happened, the fall out from that both good and bad, being recruited by Eric Bischoff, the huge gash on his back on ECW TV, the rumored fight with Rene Dupree, standing up to Vince, the pill rumor involving Ken Anderson, his heat with Cody, and his legacy in the business! I GOT AN IDEAL! Why don't you listen to over three hours of Hardcore Holly! Chicago, Pittsburgh, Rochester, New York, San Antonio and LA on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask questions for the King of the Ring 1993 episode right now: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our upcoming polls: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And bro, don't miss "Something ELSE to Wrestle" covering WWECW this Wednesday on the WWE Network!
May 25, 2018
Instead of a single topic in long form this week, Conrad lets YOU ask Bruce the questions! The result is questions about anything and everything including Adam Bomb, Bruce's "WCW Dream Team" for the Invasion, Bruce's WCW gimmick as a manager, why Shamrock left, why Joey Styles wasn't on WrestleMania, babyfaces being clean shaven, Windham's "Widowmaker" gimmick, Vince as a heel in Memphis in 1993, the custody match with Rey & Eddie, the Warrior Award, Jericho's secret meeting with Vince, 02 compared to 03, Heyman negotiating for talent on SmackDown, the "do not view" tapes in the WWE library, Martel not being in the HOF, McMahon versus God, booking a Rumble, Austin's original WM13 opponent, what if Sting signed in 87 instead of Warrior, a WWF Casino, Kung Fu WWE, Brawl for All in 2018, Karelin and Gardner in the WWE, Vince living in a bubble, WWF in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Freddie Prinze Jr. in the WWE, Patterson's relationship with Savage, Saba Simba silliness, the hate from Simon Dean, the JBL-Joey Styles fight, the Tim White suicide skits, exploding death matches in the WWE, and more! Chicago, Pittsburgh, Rochester, New York, San Antonio and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask questions for the Bob Holly episode right now: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our upcoming polls: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And bro, don't miss "Something ELSE to Wrestle" covering John Cena this Wednesday on the WWE Network!
May 18, 2018
It's all about Davey Boy Smith with more than three hours on the "British Bulldog!" Of course Bruce and Conrad discuss Dynamite's injury, the infamous ribs from the Bulldogs, the Rougeau fight, why the Bulldogs left the WWF, how Davey wrangled the Bulldog name, his relationship with Dynamite, all of the feuds through 90-91, the May 1992 suspension, the famous SummerSlam 92 match with Bret, why Bret was disappointed in Davey heading into that match, how Davey responded to dropping the IC to Shawn, more details about the phone call between Vince and Warrior that got Davey fired in late 92, his 1994 return, the lawsuit that hung over him like a black cloud, his classic matches with Bret in 95 and Shawn in 96, what story line really curtailed his potential, his negotiation tactics in 1996 and how he frustrated Vince, the tag team with Owen, the first European title run, how Meltzer described Bulldog's fandom in Europe, tons of details behind the heat at One Night Only in 1997, the contract buyout after the Screwjob, when and how Vince brought him back, the less-than-steller run in 99, the silly dog food angles, why his run ended with Vince, and not "if" but "how" Bruce thinks he should go into the WWE Hall of Fame! Chicago, Pittsburgh, Rochester, New York, San Antonio and Phoenix on sale now: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask questions for the "#LoveToKnow episode" right now: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our poll for the 6/1 episode right now: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And bro, don't miss "Something ELSE to Wrestle" covering Vince Russo this Wednesday on the WWE Network!
May 12, 2018
The 1992 Royal Rumble is regarded as being THE best Royal Rumble of all time. Bruce wasn't there so as a special bonus episode, Bruce and Conrad provide alternate commentary! So fire up the WWE Network, press mute and list to the guys cover all of the news and notes from the WWF at the time. Of course no one can hold a candle to Bobby Heenan's commentary so the guys talk about Ventura's lawsuit, Billy Graham trashing the company on TV over steroids, why Elizabeth came off the road, how the house shows were doing with Flair-Hogan on top, the time the Nasty Boys got into a fight at a red light, Bret trying to jump to WCW in 1992, why the IC title was switched to the Mountie at a house show, Art Barr and Konnan's try outs with the WWF, Kerry's arrest, the Rocker's split, Tatanka coming in, SummerSlam 92 in Maryland (?!), Snuka being fired, the out of the ring problems with Hawk, and much more about the WWF in 1992! Come see us LIVE in Chicago, Rochester, Pittsburgh, New York: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask questions for the "British Bulldog episode" right now: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Catch up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce every morning: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss "Something ELSE to Wrestle" covering Roddy Piper this Wednesday on the WWE Network!
May 11, 2018
"I LOOOOOOOOOVE YOOOOOOOOU!" made Bruce Prichard a television star for the WWF as "Brother Love" back in 1988. But how did a 25-year-old kid working behind the scenes suddenly become a television character? Bruce tells the full story of the Brother Love character, who loved the idea, who hated the idea, and how it was never supposed to be him portraying the character. How did Bruce land the job? How did they "disguise" Bruce originally? How did the make up, the white suit, and the red shirt come to be? What was the process for creating the Brother Love Show set and format? Plus Bruce discusses the strategy for airing it on Wrestling Challenge before Superstars, his memories of being on NBC, the incredible story where he wound up "in the main event" against Hulk Hogan, who had heat with the character, a hilarious Andre story, and much more from the "golden era" of the WWF! Conrad also asks Bruce about all of the returns of Brother Love including WrestleMania 17! Stay tuned for a surprise at the end that you've got to see to believe as a special "bonus" for Episode 100! Come see us in Rochester in July, New York in August: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask questions for the "British Bulldog episode" right now: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Catch up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce every morning: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss "Something ELSE to Wrestle" covering the Roddy Piper this Wednesday on the WWE Network!
May 4, 2018
From an untrained enhancement talent to the main event at Madison Square Garden against Hulk Hogan in under three years, nobody has a story like Ray Traylor! Bruce and Conrad briefly touch on the Big Bubba Rogers days before breaking down how Boss Man got his big break in the business and how the gimmick came to be, why he was chosen to work with Hogan, why the character got over, why Hogan loved working with him, why Slick was chosen instead of Bobby Heenan, how much money Boss Man was making on top (?!), how Andre felt about him, why Boss Man was turned babyface, whether or not he was considered for a tag title run with Akeem or an IC title run, why he lost so much weight during his first run, why he left, how he came by, how he was repackaged, the feud with Austin, why he was perfect for McMahon's Corporation, why he was sent to OVW, and what happened to end his run with WWE. We also talk about how Curt Hennig's death affected him, his relationship with the boys, his unfortunate passing at just 42 years old, and his legacy in the business. Oh and we didn't forget the time he stole a dog, cooked it and fed it another guy, and then they had the remains on a pole in a match. Or the Kennel in a Cell. Or his poem for Big Show's daddy or the time he ruined that funeral. What a story folks, don't miss over THREE hours of the Big Boss Man! Don't miss our bonus show for Royal Rumble 1992: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Come see us in Baltimore this Monday: www.BrucePrichard.com Ask questions for the "Brother Love episode" right now: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Catch up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce every morning: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Tees are at BrucePrichard.com and everything else is at BoxOfGimmicks.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss "Something ELSE to Wrestle" covering the Million Dollar Man this Wednesday on the WWE Network!
April 27, 2018
The WWF is on fire by April '98. In this episode we cover the "RAW after WrestleMania" where Sean Waltman returned to the company to join DX, the New Age Outlaws became made men, Vince tried to "tame" his new champion, and everything else on the way to the Pay Per View after WrestleMania 14, Unforgiven 1998. Why was Dude Love the right opponent for Austin's first title defense? When did the company know that Austin-McMahon had "it" together? What did Waltman change that resulted in a better contract? What was the original name considered for him upon his return? How much of his "shoot" promo was scripted? How in the world did FIRE become such a critical part of the Undertaker-Kane feud? Who first pitched the Inferno Match? When did they first put the match together? What precautions were taken? You'll also hear more "tinkle, tinkle" silliness, who Bruce saw more potential in, some discussion on Mark Yeaton, the potential plan for Ric Flair on this Pay Per View, why the company didn't run Greensboro more often, what McMahon thought about the Rock N Roll Express, how the hell Sawyer Brown was on this show, how over Sable was without really doing anything, when the experiment for LOD 2000 was really over, Hunter beating Owen for the 713th time in a row, why Hunter wasn't the opponent for Steve instead of Dude Love, details on McMahon's first chair shot, and of course "Cornette" and "Pat" discussing the inferno match. We think 1998 is so easy to talk about and these two hours are going to fly by as we discuss UNFORGIVEN 1998! Don't miss our bonus show for Royal Rumble 1992: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Check out Bruce's "Q&A" about the "Mega Powers": www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask questions for the "Big Boss Man" right now: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Come see our LIVE shows or buy a shirt and get a cal from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss "Something ELSE to Wrestle" Wednesdays on the WWE Network!
April 20, 2018
ROB! VAN! DAM! This week Bruce examines the entire run of "Mr. Monday Night" for hours on end. From training with the Sheik, to how he got into WCW, to why he left WCW, visiting Japan to fully become Rob Van Dam, finally getting into ECW, and the big break being featured on Monday Night RAW in 1997. You've got to hear Bruce and Rob's take on Paul Heyman's "management style" at the time, the first time Rob met Vince, when the WWF made overtures to sign Rob the first time, who actually arranged the meeting with JR, what the perception of Rob was based on the 1997 run, why Rob got to keep his name in the WWF, why he got the major push in 2001 including a win over Austin, what match changed Vince's perception of him, the little details Rob thought separated the WWF from ECW, who tried to undermine Rob in the back, who Rob had heat with over changing finishes, who Stephanie thought Rob should be more excited about facing, what advice Shane gave him that he thought was basically asking him to kiss ass, when he wanted to play "pick a hand" with Bruce and why, the infamous Tribute to the Troops story, the time Johnny Ace through him out of a meeting, the time he almost slapped Vince, what title Rob misses the most, of course the full rundown of what happened in the car with Sabu when he was champion, what Rob thinks could have been done differently, and how he thinks the company screwed him out of a major check on the way out. Don't miss the hilarious story of Bruce smoking with Rob, who reminds Bruce of Rob Van Dam today, whether or not RVD is a Hall of Famer, and much more! With a show this long, with this much detail, this is indeed the "Whole F'N Show!" Don't miss our bonus show on 4/26 for Royal Rumble 1992: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask questions for "Unforgiven 1998": www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our poll for the 5/4 episode right now: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Come see us LIVE in Baltimore, Chicago, Rochester, and New York: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com And don't miss "Something ELSE to Wrestle" Wednesdays on the WWE Network!
April 13, 2018
Is the podcast over?! Did Bruce and Conrad sell out? After the rumor and innuendo is put to bed, we have a special announcement about another podcast project, and then it's time for the main event... WHAT HAPPENED WHEN the WWF FINALLY beat WCW in the Monday Night Wars? It took 84 weeks but the magic bullet was under the nose all along: Vince McMahon fighting "Stone Cold" Steve Austin! Fire up the WWE Network, find the April 13, 1998, edition of Monday Night RAW, press mute and come along for a fun "watch along" edition of a historic night in WWE history with Bruce and Conrad discussing how it all came together for RAW to FINALLY beat Nitro in the ratings! Don't miss our "BONUS SHOW" next week: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask a question about the "Rob Van Dam" episode next week: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Vote in our poll for the 4/27 episode right now: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Come see us LIVE in Baltimore, Chicago, Rochester, and New York: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
April 6, 2018
WHO'S NEXT?! GOOOOOLDBERG! He was the hottest star for WCW during their hottest period but his first run in the WWE wasn't quite as stellar. Did JR try to bring him in before he signed with WCW? What did Vince think about him? What run-ins did he have with WWE superstars before coming in? Who helped bring him in? Who was against it? Why didn't he come in sooner? Was he supposed to be a part of WM19? Why did he debut in jeans and a jacket? What REALLY happened with the fight with Jericho? Goldberg in a Goldust wig, who booked this ish?! What was Vince trying to accomplish with Goldberg? What did Rock think of working with him? How did he get along with Hunter? What was the locker room reception to him? What was the hilarious "common theme" with seemingly all of Goldberg's storylines? When did the relationship start to change? Was their "strike one" and a "strike two" for Goldberg in the WWE? What was Goldberg's chief complaint? Why was his first loss on a house show? Was the Elimination Chamber match a back up plan? How was business with Goldberg as the top guy? What backstage incident cemented Goldberg's future with the company? Why book Goldberg vs. Lesnar at WM20? Why was Austin added? How was it decided who would win the match? What did Goldberg say after he left? Does Goldberg deserve the Hall of Fame honor? See what won our "BONUS SHOW" poll right now: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask a question about the "4/13/98 RAW" episode next week: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Come see us LIVE in Baltimore, Chicago, Rochester, and New York: www.BrucePrichard.com See the winner of the "first wrestling memory" contest: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
March 30, 2018
How do you follow a show like WrestleMania III? Was the pressure on Vince McMahon to outdo himself once again in 1988? How did the company try to capitalize on the success of III, what was thinking behind moving from a dome to casino, what package did Trump offer that "won" Mania for his site, what sucked about the arena, how did the live gate compare to the prior year, ticket pricing strategies, why the crowd was dead, why tickets didn't sell faster, the original idea for the featured match, how closed circuit worked, the business of VHS in 1988, who had the tournament idea, why the bracket on TV wasn't the bracket at the event, the war with Crockett, this show compared to Clash of the Champions, what was happening in Hogan's real life right after this show, how Hogan dealt with the rumors he was leaving for movies, why Savage was chosen, whether or not DiBiase was considered, when the decision was made, how the company spoiled the main event, why the company ended their long relationship with Video One in Baltimore, why Bruno left the company, why Vince prefers America the Beautiful, how the company booked mainstream acts to sing at WrestleMania in this era, why Bret says he was turned baby face, why Bad News was getting a push, how the association with Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous came to be, discussion on Muraco, the relationship between Graham and McMahon, the steroid policy a this time, why Steamboat left, who wanted Steamboat to bring his family to the ring, why Savage-Steamboat didn't happen again, why Butch Reed left, the long rumored story of the Steamboat/Reed/Honky/Savage belt scenario, what Heenan hated about this show, Hogan's crazy promo, Rude and Savage having fun with the Trumps ringside, a story about Hercules getting heat, Sherri's favorite role, how Brutus got heat with the company, details about the iconic Andre-Uecker promo, Demolition being cheered as heels, what Vince thought was the biggest snafu before the main event, the wardrobe changes for Savage & Liz, whether or not moving away from Hogan was a mistake, why this show didn't meet expectations critically or financially, whether or not this is the "worst" WrestleMania of all time, and why Vince never did the tournament at WrestleMania ever again. Don't miss one of our best shows ever and what the world is watching... WRESTLEMANIA IV! Vote in our "BONUS SHOW" poll right now: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask a question about the "Goldberg" episode next week: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Come see us LIVE in Baltimore, Chicago, Rochester, and New York: www.BrucePrichard.com See the spoiler that the WWE leaked prior to WrestleMania IV: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
March 23, 2018
Bruce has had enough and he blows a gasket to start the show this week. Around 18 minutes in, it's all about the first time Vince McMahon decided to do the very first "brand split" with the First Draft on March 25, 2002! Who had the idea first? What was the original plan? Who in the office was against a split? Was Flair always supposed to be the first "General Manager" in company history? Was the idea to create "dream matches" for super shows? Was the brand split based on revenues being down or strictly creative? Bruce details exactly how Vince presents an idea and the way the writers worked together in that era. Who was happiest Hogan was back in the locker room? Who did Hall & Nash not want in the nWo? Who was allegedly "blown off" by a friend at WrestleMania? How did Vince feel when people joked about his failure with the XFL on TV? Who first used the word "brand" and why did the company start using it on TV? Who won the battle: WWF or DirecTV? Was there ever a plan to do more than 16 PPVs a year? Bruce discusses Mark Henry in the Hall of Fame, more details than ever before about the WWF name change, what agreement Vince didn't honor, what other names were considered, who wanted the word "wrestling" out of the name, rumors about Rey and Eddie's low ball contract offers, why the lightweight title never caught on, whether or not Stephanie wanted to be a TV star, which Superstars got to tryout for color commentary before Taz was selected, what Vince said at the meeting with the boys prior to the draft, how and where those meetings are held, why Penn State was the host, why RAW got a new look that night, when the talent found out, which talent did know ahead of time, who had special requests, whether or not traveling partners were considered, the silliness of Steve Austin not being in the draft, how Jericho found out, why Hunter wasn't eligible, why the nWo could be drafted as a group but the Dudleyz were split, who saw the Dudleyz as singles stars, how the Austin-McMahon relationship was at this point, plus details on the first Undisputed World Title belt! Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for a BONUS show: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask a question about the "WrestleMania IV" episode next week: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Come see us LIVE in Baltimore, Chicago, and San Antonio: www.BrucePrichard.com See the RARE "art" that became the Undisputed Title: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
March 16, 2018
Is WrestleMania 19 the most underrated WrestleMania of all time? It's Brock's first WrestleMania and he's in the main event for the World Title. It's Steve Austin's last WrestleMania and finale of the Austin-Rock trilogy. It's Shawn Michael's first WrestleMania in five years and he stole the show with Chris Jericho. This is the most "stacked" roster in company history. Jeff Hardy, Batista, Randy Orton, Kevin Nash, Goldberg, and John Cena are all on the roster but not on the show. With this loaded roster, why was business down? The buy-rate was down 36% from 2002 but why? Were fans not ready for Angle-Lesnar in the top spot? Did the Undertaker not have a big enough match? Was Hogan-Vince what people saw as the focal point? Had the Rock-Austin feud lost some of it's luster? Of course that night will mostly be remembered for the Shooting Star Press in the main event. We cover that in great detail including never before heard details of the fallout of that evening for both men and you won't believe it. Plus we examine the unbelievable choices the WWE made regarding the Booker T-Triple H storyline to build to WrestleMania, the silliness of the Miller Lite Cat Fight Girls, Torrie's Playboy, the WWE theme ride in Niagra Falls, why the World finally closed, how Austin and Hogan got along, the Flair-Bischoff fight, the Heyman-Gewirtz fight, Shawn's relationship with Vince, Jeff Hardy's diminishing interest in wrestling, Tommy Dreamer on the writing team, the original plans for John Cena at WrestleMania, Kevin Kelly, more on Nathan Jones, the rise of Benoit and Guerrero, how the plans came together at the last minute for Piper, who was considered for that spot, and the unbelievable stuff we saw Vince McMahon do in his match against Hulk Hogan. But most of all we discuss the unfortunate sendoff of "Stone Cold" as it's the retirement match that nobody knew about. Please Subscribe to the ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask a question about the "First Draft" episode next week: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Come see us LIVE in Chicago, San Antonio, and Nashville: www.BrucePrichard.com RARE "behind the scenes" photos from Bruce: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
March 10, 2018
Fire up the WWE Network and find Saturday Night's Main Event from 1988 in the Vault to watch-along with Bruce Prichard providing alternate commentary over the final major event before WrestleMania IV! The music, the graphics, the over-the-top characters -- this is everything you loved about the WWF in the 1980s! Bruce and Conrad discuss Harley Race allegedly trying to set the WWF ring on fire and pulling a gun on Hulk Hogan before finally agreeing to join the company. You'll learn about the injury sustained this night, the court case it created, why Hogan worked as a heel, why DiBiase worked with Savage here just a couple weeks before WrestleMania, a hilarious tidbit you've never heard about Andre the Giant, one heck of a prank on Ventura, who designed Bobby's jackets and Brutus's gear, what happened with the Killer Bees, why Tama was fired, where Bruce celebrated his birthday, what Vince thought of Nashville, and much more in a very special BONUS edition of Something to Wrestle! Spend WrestleMania morning picking Bruce's brain: SomethingToWaffle.com Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our poll for the 3/23 episode: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Check out our live shows and merchandise at www.BrucePrichard.com RARE "behind the scenes" photos from Bruce: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
March 9, 2018
Bruce Prichard addresses all of the "rumor and innuendo" about Shawn Michaels during two of the most controversial years in his career. In today's episode you'll hear about THE ladder match that set the standard for all that followed, the Kliq riding together, how HHH joined the group, Shawn's first WrestleMania world title match, what Shawn and Nash fought Vince about, the night Vince changed his mind about Shawn, why the Heartbreak Hotel was created, what personal problems Shawn had at the time, why Shawn and Nash didn't drop the tag titles, whether or not Shawn was jealous of Nash's title run, how Aldo Montoya came in, the crazy WrestleMania 11 press conference, all the Pamela Anderson talk you'd expect, the unbelievable curve ball Vince threw Shawn and Razor for the SummerSlam ladder match, and of course we address Dean Douglas, the Kliq "burying" a guy, the infamous meeting with Vince in Indianapolis, the Syracuse incident with Marines, Tell Me a Lie, and the collapse on Monday Night RAW. This episode is the Showstopper and your Friday Noon's Main Event! Please Subscribe to the ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Spend WrestleMania picking Bruce's brain: SomethingToWaffle.com Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our poll for the 3/23 episode: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Check out our live shows and merchandise at www.BrucePrichard.com RARE "behind the scenes" photos from Bruce: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
March 2, 2018
"The Heartbreak Kid" has been in singles action for about a year and as we start 1993, he's the Intercontinental Champion who just headlined a Pay Per View for the World Title. We address the rumors of what really happened when Shawn said he scuffed his face when he tripped in a parking lot, why Shawn's matches always had the same finish, how he liked working with Backlund, the original plan for WrestleMania 9, why Sherri was out and Luna was in, a ref knocking his teeth out, why Shawn and Perfect didn't click, a Vince McMahon rib on Howard Finkel, how Kevin Nash came in, when they started riding together and who joined them, the "weak chin" story Bruce has mentioned before, who Shawn looked up to, who named the Kevin Nash gimmick, how Nash's look was decided and what it nearly was, the original thinking about King of the Ring, what Shawn thought of Owen, Shawn gaining weight, Scott Hall's nickname for Shawn, the steroid suspension, Vince and Shawn's relationship, the financial rumor no one talks about, "fraud" on the hotline, why Shawn was chosen for Lawler's replacement at Survivor Series, what the hell was Reo Rodgers, Randy working with Shawn, various folks singing Shawn's theme song, and more! Please Subscribe to the ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our WrestleMania poll for the 3/16 episode: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Check out our live shows and merchandise at www.BrucePrichard.com RARE "behind the scenes" photos from Bruce: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
February 23, 2018
As we build towards WrestleMania 19 the roster has never been more stacked but was Goldberg supposed to wrestle the Rock at WrestleMania? Was Bischoff supposed to wrestle McMahon? Was Austin supposed to wrestle Hogan? Why wasn't Scott Steiner on the card? Was Austin-HHH considered? We address all of the rumor and innuendo for Mania plus the Tough Enough incident with Bob Holly, moving SmackDown to Fox, the lawsuit regarding Owen, how Johnny Ace rose to power, the crazy story of Nathan Jones, Heyman and Gerwitz fighting, Wrestler's Court being mentioned by WWE, why Raven didn't make it, how Blackman's career ended, what really happened with D'Lo, the WWE-ESPN relationship, Hogan angling for the Austin match and how he shot himself in the foot, the very strange relationship with Girls Gone Wild, breaking cinder blocks over an announcer's head, the full story on signing the wrong one-legged wrestler, the "haircut" issue Undertaker and others hated, Goldust being electrocuted, Edge's surgery, Heyman losing power, the way Keller described Prichard, Brother Love's last WWE appearance until this year, how to make it clear Rock was a heel for the rematch with Hogan, the real life heat with Bischoff and Austin, and the first time we saw Matt Hardy's "condition" before he was broken in nearly three hours of the WWE in 2003 comes your way for NO WAY OUT 2003! Please Subscribe to the ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Wake up with the "Morning Deuce with Bruce" every day: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask your questions for "Shawn Michaels 93/94/95" next week: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Check out our live shows and merchandise at www.BrucePrichard.com RARE "behind the scenes" photos from Bruce: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
February 16, 2018
The WWF has struck gold with Mike Tyson agreeing to participate in WrestleMania to the point that the New York Daily News had a headline that read, "Vince Revels as King for a Day!" Business is up and the public attention in WrestleMania is hotter than ever. In the middle of all this Mike Tyson has a very public split from long time promoter Don King and many think the WWF deal was the "final straw." We dig into that full story, Vince hilariously coaching Tyson in front of reporters at the press conference, how they handled Cold Stone, plus we discuss the relationship off camera with Mero and Sable, Goldust as Marilyn Manson, the NWA in the WWF, how many buys Tyson needed to add for the WWF to be profitable, where the money for such appearances was earmarked within the company, Shawn Michaels "jacking off" weanies on TV, when Crash Holly got his try-out, how Hunter won and lost a title without wrestling, ribbing Hunter's nose, Butterbean's plan for WrestleMania 98, TCI Cable threatening to not carry WrestleMania and their hilarious reasoning as to why, how Shawn Michaels pulling out of shows ruined Owen Hart's chances to get credit for new records at the gate, Ahmed collapsing on air plane and what the company thought of that, Bradshaw's rising star as a singles performer, Barry Windham in 98, whether or not Vince ever tried to get the Rock N Roll Express to come over in the 80s, how Vince chose press conference locations, Undertaker's relationship with his dad, the famous "dumpster off the stage" scene from RAW, the Jackyl character, why Meltzer hated Sable, how the WWF did the "wrestler comes up from under the ring" skits for Undertaker and others, what Shawn's doctor said about his injuries and when, how everyone felt about Shawn being injured again, when did plans for the PPV change, who was discussed as replacement, why the light heavyweight division never took off, why Brian Christopher didn't become a bigger star, Lawler's relationship with his kids, the AOL-WWF relationship, why the Quebecers were even around, Lawler's line about Clinton, the Rock's interview that became an internet legend, when plans for Mania 17 in Houston started, Austin's reaction this night, the way merch was flying off the shelves, the original card advertised locally, who campaigned for Savio Vega, why Tyson wasn't there, "what if" Vince had went with Bret instead of Shawn? Please Subscribe to the ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask your questions for "No Way Out 2003" next week: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote in our poll for the 3/2 episode now: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Don't miss our live show in Vegas on 2/24, New Orleans 4/7, Chicago 6/16, or San Antonio 9/15: www.NotARib.com Columbus, we're coming to you 3/11: www.PronounsPal.com Join us for St. Patrick's Day with the Florida Panthers 3/17: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Nashville for 9/30 is on sale now: www.MustPose.com RARE "behind the scenes" photos from Bruce: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
February 9, 2018
"Ohhhhhh yessssss!" we've got everything you could ever want to know about the Phenom, the Undertaker from 1995, 1996, and 1997! "REST IN PEACE" that we cover why the "druids" were with Undertaker, how Undertaker handled autograph signings in the mid 90s, how the WWF almost did Baywatch, an incredible never-before-heard story about what Vince wanted to do to create controversy at NAPTE in 95, how Vince tried to piggyback the Super Bowl, why King Kong Bundy was chosen for Taker at 11, whether or not Ventura almost came back and why it didn't happen, Steve McMichael almost wrestling here rather than WCW, why Vince didn't sign the Fridge, the most random SMW tag match ever, an incredible story about Doot Doot Doot getting hired in the WWF, what Missy was considered for during this era and why it didn't happen, who was offered to crown the King of the Ring and you won't believe it, who Vince wanted to do a guest spot on In Your House is maybe the craziest story of the week, Undertaker's first pinfall loss since Hogan years prior being to MABEL, the television rights deal with USA with specific numbers discussed will shock you, who Vince tried to leverage USA against for more money, more about the WWF blimp, whether or not the NBA actually blocked the WWF coming back to NBC, shooting the opening for RAW upsetting the locals in Stamford, ESPN working with the WWF back in 95, why Tatanka was fired will shock you, why the WWF ran a poll for whether or not OJ was guilty on TV (yes, that happened!), Bill Watts and his brief run in the WWF, a story even Bruce doesn't want to tell about JJ Dillon, so much good stuff about Lisa Wolf, the heat on Mabel for hurting guys, how Taker handled the broken orbital bone, why Brother Love was back in 95, the ECW talent was heavily considered in 95 is not the name you expect, revisit the feuds with Diesel, Goldust, and Mankind, how chokeslamming Sable came about, Bruce's thought's on Live Wire, why Undertaker started doing planchas and what he called them, more details than you ever imagined on a Buried Alive match, how Gordy was brought in and why it didn't last, the 1996 Hall of Fame banquet, how Bruce describes Undertaker's look at Survivor Series, why Cornette thought Bruce was ribbing him in an Undertaker skit, the great Final Four match, the 1996 Slammys, why Vince looked to the Undertaker for Mania 13, did shit Sid himself, the first fireball in WWF TV history, why New Jersey got TV and PPV again in 1997, how Taker handled the Vader incident in Kuwait, why Meltzer thought Papa Shango was coming back, John Tesh's crazy contract rider, Yokozuna's weight loss, Sid collapsing backstage, why Taker needed to lose the belt at SummerSlam, the crazy chair shots in August, was Kane supposed to debut in September, why the company decided to stop doing One Night Only type shows, where does Bruce rank the first Hell in a Cell, why Taker wasn't on Survivor Series 1997, blood pressure issues, the BSK, grey to purple gloves, the dangers of the tombstone, Undertaker's tattoos, the Curtain Call, Wrestler's Court, why body bags went away, and much more in one of our longest episodes ever! Please Subscribe to the ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle Wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask your questions for "No Way Out 1998" next week: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Don't miss our live show in Vegas on 2/24, New Orleans 4/7, or Chicago 6/16: www.NotARib.com Columbus, we're coming to you 3/11: www.PronounsPal.com Join us for St. Patrick's Day with the Florida Panthers 3/17: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Nashville for 9/30 is on sale now: www.MustPose.com RARE "behind the scenes" photos from Bruce: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
February 2, 2018
WWE still refers to our topic today as, "the most watched wrestling program in American TV history." February 5, 1988, was the first time pro-wrestling had been on network TV since 1955 and 33 million viewers tuned into NBC to see the biggest rematch in history: Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant for the WWF World Championship. The largest audience in wrestling history was in for a treat: "How can there be two Dave Hebners?" Bruce breaks down arguably the best angle in WWF history and it was so good Meltzer even wrote, "Everything worked so well it was scary." We break down everything from that night and the weeks leading up to it. How did the WWF negotiate to get a slot during prime time, when was the decision made to switch the title, how did word leak out, how were tickets selling for WrestleMania IV relative to III, why did this show happen in Indianapolis, what was Ebersol's involvement since he wasn't with NBC at the time, who put together the graphics and backdrops, who produced the promos for the show, when and where were those shot, why didn't the main event close the show, what was different between Saturday Night's Main Event and the Main Event, whose idea was Peggy Sue, when was it decided that Honky wouldn't drop the IC title, who bought thousands of tickets to WrestleMania, the new World Title, who gets the credit for the evil twin idea, why there were empty seats in the arena, who the director was, who shot the Hulk Hogan training montage and why they used Jake Robert's theme, and much more about the biggest show in WWF history! Wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Ask your questions for "Undertaker 95/96/97" next week: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Don't miss our live show in Vegas on 2/24: www.NotARib.com Join us in Florida for St. Patrick's Day with the Florida Panthers 3/17: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Win a Free Shirt This Week: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle
January 26, 2018
"I LOOOOOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUUU!" returned to Monday Night RAW and we hear details about Bruce's experience at #RAW25. Did he see Vince? What did Stephanie say to him? What does this mean for the podcast? And of course then it's time for the story behind the very first Royal Rumble. Why did it ever happen to being with? Who sort of deserves the credit besides Pat Patterson? How was Dick Ebersol involved in a USA show? Why was it on USA anyway? What other names were considered? What sort of walk through was done that day? What is Pat's idea for creating a legacy for the event? Why 20 men the first time? Why Duggan? What did Vince think of the concept? Who helped convince Vince? What did the house show versions look like and how were they received? What was deleted from the Dino Bravo weightlifting skit? How much ribbing happened after that skit? What did they learn about in-ring contract signings after this event? Was this the first of it's kind in WWF history? PLUS watch the actual Rumble match along with us! Ask your questions for the "2-5-88 Main Event" plus wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Vote NOW for the 2/9 Episode: www.twitter.com/PrichardShow Don't miss our live show in Philly TOMORROW: www.PronounsPal.com Join us in Vegas on 2/24: www.NotARib.com Come drink with us 3/17 Florida: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Win Free Swag: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle
January 19, 2018
STONE COLD! STONE COLD! It is one of the best pay per views of all time, at a time where the WWF was at the very top of it's game. Seemingly reeling from the departure of top stars and being "out gunned" by the star power of rival WCW, the WWF emphasized the talent they had on hand: Steve Austin, HBK, Undertaker, Mick Foley and more.. and the wrestling world was never the same. Hear all about this pivotal event, as well Mike Tyson, HBK's infamous farewell tour, Chainsaw Charlie and all things 1998 WWF on this episode of Something to Wrestle with ..... Bruce Prichard. Ask your questions for the "1988 Royal Rumble" plus wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Don't miss our live show TONIGHT in Brooklyn on 1/19 with ERIC BISCHOFF: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Don't miss our live show in Philly on 1/27: www.PronounsPal.com Just Announced: Live show in Las Vegas on 2/24 www.notarib.com Win Free STW Swag: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle
January 12, 2018
The Rockers have to be the most interesting story of a tag team in the history of WWE! We cover their starts in the business individually, who put Marty and Shawn in the car together for the first time, who they learned from individually, who they wrestled in their first tag match, how they got to the AWA for their first big break, a hilarious casino story that sets the tone for their careers, Gagne's suggestions for them, the inspiration for their name, who they tried to emulate, the ribs the Rockers pulled in the AWA, how the partying stories about the Rockers grew, who pushed for them to come in, who Marty had a relationship with, how they left the AWA, what happened a month before that possibly changed everything, what an agent said to them on their first day, what really happened at the bar on their first night in, what Vince said the next day, how they were fired, the infamous "boots" comment from Vince, how Shawn got them ran out of Continental so quickly, how the legend of their WWF firing grew, who turned them heel which gave them another chance, how they got back in and out of the AWA, who pushed to bring them back, which of the boys told them how to fix their heat, what warning Vince gave them before they started back, who they had to win over in the locker room, a year long rib, who wouldn't sell for the Rockers, who Shawn says helped the Rockers earn their "degree" in being a tag team, the night before their first WrestleMania, how much they made their first year in the WWF, Iron Man tag matches, the crazy promo with Warrior and athletic tape before Survivor Series 89, who the Rockers got a good match out of that really caught the office's attention, Shawn's motorcycle accident, the broken rope story with the Hart Foundation that changed everything, did Bret politic to keep the tag titles, the entire Chuck Austin story including who paid what, what wrestler demonstrated the move in court, who testified against Vince here too, the famous hotel fight that Roddy Piper witnessed, how Savage kept everyone out of jail, how Vince tried to fix it the next day, what led to the Rockers wanting to quit, the offer from WCW, how Shawn tried to play "damage control" with Vince, and the fall out that followed. Then we move on to the break up angle, who had the idea to use the glass, the "he said, he said" that led to a fractured relationship for years. Marty's firings, hirings, whether or not Shawn buried Marty to Vince after their Rumble match, who pushed for him to have those second changes, the arrests, the New Rockers, and how Shawn got Marty to give his new found faith a shot. We answer your questions and of course address the controversial Facebook post from last year. Plus side bars about Vince speaking carny, working babyface, the wrestler handshake, the definition of psychology, why so many were influenced by Flair, how Shawn would have done in JCP, the Southwest territory, the "boss" being out of touch, why some guys were never able to break out of the "enhancement talent" title, Bruce burying an "old timer" he only met one time, Terry Garvin -- who we never discuss, the importance of the ESPN TV contract, the influence of Dynamite Kid and Tiger Mask matches, what precautions were taken after the Austin injury, the WWF-SWS relationship, house show title changes, Shawn's indy fed, and the "greatest tag teams in history" debate. Ask your questions for the "1998 Royal Rumble" plus wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Don't miss our live show in Brooklyn on 1/19: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Don't miss our live show in Philly on 1/27: www.PronounsPal.com Win Free STW Swag: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle
January 5, 2018
Join Bruce and Conrad for a once in a lifetime behind the scenes look at the creation of and the early days of “The longest running episodic program in television history”. Bruce was there on the front lines and has all the stories you did not even know existed and all the answers to the questions You have always had regarding your favorite television show RAW On this fascinating episode of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard ... Bruce Prichard. Ask your questions for the "The Rockers" episode plus wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Don't miss our live show in Brooklyn on 1/19: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Don't miss our live show in Philly on 1/27: www.PronounsPal.com Win Free STW Swag: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle
December 29, 2017
Who could forget the night Chris Jericho beat the Rock and "Stone Cold" in the same night? Bruce and Conrad discuss that fateful night and the entire build up to get there including the end of the "Invasion" angle, the Rock-Austin politics, bringing Ric Flair back, the hilarious story about Vince's reaction on TV to Flair being his partner, bringing Jerry Lawler back, the rumors that Bruce slept with Stephanie, the allegations that the WWF artificially inflated the price of their stock, why Vince decided Jericho was the guy, how the nWo coming in made it all possible, losing DirecTV for PPVs, Taker and Austin switching roles, the Kiss My Ass Club, why Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch never made it, A Train as a trainer, who hated the U2 video for HHH's recovery, why Trish's love interest with Jeff Hardy was dropped, why Vince scrapped the Hardy feud so quickly, what Test never recovered from, why RVD didn't become "the guy" in 2001, how the American Badass version of Taker came to be, who loved brass knuckles, Regal in-ring versus commissioner, who was a mentor to Trish, why Bruce thought Angle was green, how Vince sold Austin on losing, the Rock/Jericho relationship, why Rock won the WCW Title, why Vince wanted to combine them in the first place, Bruce's pitch for WrestleMania 18 that was shot down, Jericho's celebration after winning the title, why Booker T never had a PPV match with Austin, and all of your questions just made The List! It's over two hours of Jericho, drink it in man! Ask your questions for the "Creation of Monday Night RAW" plus wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Don't miss our live show in Brooklyn on 1/19: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Don't miss our live show in Philly on 1/27: www.PronounsPal.com Win Free STW Swag: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle
December 22, 2017
The Two-Time Podcast of the Year is back with one of the most controversial characters in wrestling history, Goldust! Did Dusty politic to use Dustin in 1990? What did Vince say when Dustin asked for his release in 1991? What was Bruce and Pat's idea for Dustin in 1993? Who kept Dustin from being a main eventer in 93? How did the signing in 95 happen? You won't believe the influences for Goldust. How did the character come together? Who put the initial vignettes together? What made the character click for Dustin? Which wrestler deserves the credit for that? What did Dustin hate about the character? Which part of the gimmick was he uncomfortable with? Did anyone smarten up Dusty? Why did Dusty and Dustin have a falling out? How did the WWE handle the activist groups? Within the company, who had a problem with the gimmick? Why was Marlena introduced? Was there heat on Lawler for using a slur on TV? How the Backlot Brawl was put together at WrestleMania, who thought of the lingerie, working with the Ultimate Warrior, working with Ahmed, winning the IC title, working main events with Shawn Michaels on the house shows but never on PPV, why the character started to cool off, why Goldust became a babyface, his only PPV main event, how the Pillman feud probably went a little too far, the "shoot" interviews with JR, real life problems with Terri, the reunion with Dusty, the over the top stuff with Luna, what he did to make Vince threaten to fire him, what led to his release, his Seven character in WCW, how he was brought back, his struggles with addiction, why he was gone again, which writer pushed for him to be brought back in, how the Booker T pairing came to be, what they were careful to do with the stuttering gimmick, and his legacy in the business with a character that has endured for more than 22 years. One thing is for sure, after five hours you'll never forget the name... GOLDUST! Ask your questions for Vengeance 2001 plus wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Don't miss our live show in Brooklyn on 1/19: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Don't miss our live show in Philly on 1/27: www.PronounsPal.com Win Free STW Swag: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com ONLY Official STW YouTube: www.youtube.com/SomethingToWrestle
December 15, 2017
The SI Podcast of the Year is back with FIVE hours of Edge! But first we discuss which WWF Superstar the Steiners used as a human urinal and who they shot in the locker room. Yes, they shot a guy. We cover the early days of Edge extensively including growing up a wrestling fan, how he started training, who Edge compared himself to on the indies, why Ron Hutchison doesn't get more credit, how Bret Hart helped Edge early on, living with Dynamite Kid's ex wife, more detail than ever before about the Funkin Dojo and developmental contracts, who Vince thought would be the star in that group, the original concept for Edge's character, who shot the original vignettes, who gets credit for the name and what it could have been, the Brood and how they sold Vince on vampires, the Ministry of Darkness relationship and why they needed to break off, how the Hardyz feud made everyone, when Vince said "enough" with the TLC stuff, the stop and start pushes as a singles guy, Billy Bitchcakes, winning KOTR, who he married first and why it didn't work out, what Vince saw in Edge he didn't in Christian, why Edge was the babyface in their split, who everyone thought was a better worker, whether or not HHH held Edge down, what HBK thought about Edge, the mounting injuries, teaming with Hulk Hogan, the feud with Matt over Lita, who gets credit for the incredible "cash in" at New Year's Revolution, the parody of Flair's road rage incident and their TLC match on RAW, the pairing with Vicki and how it all came together, his feud with the Undertaker, and of course his legacy in the business. You think you know him, but you really will after FIVE hours! Ask your questions for Goldust, vote in our next poll with Armageddon 99, 00, 02, and Vengeance 2001 plus wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Don't miss our live show in Boston on 12/17: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Philadelphia 1/27: http://www.thecollectorfest.com/product/after-dark-show/ Win Free STW Swag: www.instagram.com/PrichardShow Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
December 8, 2017
Rick and Scott Steiner formed arguably the greatest tag team in WCW history, and certainly have a place among the all time greats, but what is the story with their run with WWE? Learn about the plan to push Scott to the moon as a single star, what kept Vince from getting on board, their quick ascent to the title, and the reasons for their short run in the WWF. Conrad and Bruce also cover the entire run of Big Poppa Pump in the WWE; including why he was an ideal adversary for Triple H at the time, why he didn't sign when WCW was bought out, how he wanted to change the finish to the title match on the last Nitro, and much more! Also, a great discussion and insight on the process and influence of Jim Johnston, the recently released WWF/WWE music master, on this "Steinerized" version of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard. Holler if you hear me!
December 1, 2017
Nobody has a story like Jake Roberts. His family life has become somewhat of an urban legend in wrestling so Bruce and Conrad address the rumor and innuendo surrounding Grizzly Smith. They also detail Jake's rise in the business outside of the WWF, how the character was developed, Jake's interest in booking, his unique promo style, the DDT on the floor that took Steamboat out of commission, why the Hogan feud never happened, who created the DDT, how to properly take it, protecting a finisher, why people cheered for Jake, the silly song Bruce and Jake wanted to create for the DDT, how Honky Tonk Man gets blamed for Jake's addiction issues, how Pat Patterson's partner may share some of the blame, Jake's stints in rehab, why his wife Cheryl was on the road, his feud with Rick Rude, the silly Harlem rats that Bad News found, Earthquake squashing the snake, turning heel, the silly Warrior vignettes, who shot the snake-in-a-box wedding surprise, how Jake convinced Savage to let the snake bite him, getting Randy out of retirement, cocaine testing in the WWF, how Vince reacted to the Duggan-Shiek arrests, a tidbit about bringing Snuka back after he lost a civil suit for murdering his girlfriend, feuding with the Undertaker, the misstep of going to WCW and what went wrong, how Jake came back in 1996 to huge reactions, who thought Jake was just working a religious gimmick, who Jake pushed creatively, how Jake joined the writing team, Jake relapsing, how Jake was fired, when Bruce saw Jake again, and the happy ending that no one expected for Jake. "Trust Me" this is a monster of an episode! Ask your questions for the Steiner Brothers in the WWF, vote in our next poll with Edge/Orton/RVD/Booker T, and wake up with the Morning Deuce with Bruce: www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle Don't miss our live show in Boston on 12/17: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com Buy a Shirt, Get a Call from Bruce: www.BrucePrichard.com Save Yourself Some Money: www.SaveWithBruce.com
November 24, 2017
Your new Thanksgiving tradition continues! An early release of Something To Wrestle featuring Bruce and Conrad providing a rare "watch-along" running commentary episode on the inaugural Survivor Series PPV 30 "Turkey Days " ago! There were some kinks to work out for sure, and the guys talk about all of them. As an event designed to get everybody "on the card", there are an unbelievable amount of Hall of Famers to talk about as well as Bam Bam Bigelow, Danny Davis, the real reason for Survivor Series and all the silliness and insight you should expect from Bruce and Conrad on OUR inaugural Thanksgiving episode if Something to Wrestle ........ Bruce Prichard.
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