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Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle – Brother Love on why Vince McMahon originally didn’t want him to play the role, who influenced the character, other talent who were considered for the gimmick, the legend who hated working with him, the idea he pitched for Ultimate Warrior’s return (Ep. 100)

May 30, 2018

Something to Wrestle – Episode 100: Brother Love Release Date: May 11, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachhala DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Preamble Big Boss Man episode – mixed feedback from listeners, so at least they are being honest. The controversy on the Dave Meltzer (DM) comment – Bruce said that DM likes to complain and he reiterated the blading story […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle on The Big Boss Man – his series of matches with Hulk Hogan, where the Pepper/Al Snow idea came from, the major spot he missed with Steve Austin, canceled taser angle, feud with Nailz (Ep. 99)

May 19, 2018

Something to Wrestle – The Big Boss Man – Episode 99 Release Date: May 4, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachhala DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Background HBK on the network show was discussed – the WWE liked this show the most which surprised Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson.  BP plugged some of the external work outside the podcasts which he is […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Unforgiven ’98 – how to set up an Inferno Match, the name X-Pac wanted to use in the WWF, the WCW star who was almost at the show, where did the Attitude Era scratch logo come from? (Ep. 98)

May 10, 2018

Something to Wrestle – Unforgiven 1998 Release Date: April 27, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachhala DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Background WWE show is now number two behind on the network only behind Wrestlemania. On the show Conrad Thompson alluded to the rumors of Randy Savage and Stephanie (although without actually spelling it out) indicating that no topic is out of […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle on Rob Van Dam – how Paul Heyman may have manipulated RVD, why the ECW/WWF relationship fell apart, who Van Dam refused to job to in ’97, why he didn’t get along with Chris Jericho (Ep. 97)

April 30, 2018

Something to Wrestle Release Date: April 20, 2018 Recap By: Pradeep Kachala Intro & their debut in the network Bruce Prichard used to open for Mick Foley when he first started doing his one man show BP and Conrad Thompson talked about their debut show on the network and that their swearing had to be edited out  They are looking […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

40 Things We Learned from Something to Wrestle: Goldberg – the superstar who lobbied to get him into the company, challenging Steve Austin to a $100,00 fight, WrestleMania XX plans (Ep. 95)

April 17, 2018

Something to Wrestle Release Date: April 6, 2018 Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD  The 95th episode of Something to Wrestle focused on Goldberg’s initial run in WWE. It was a single year (2003 to 2004) and was filled with one disappointment after another. Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson ran through what went wrong and here […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

26 Things We Learned From Something to Wrestle: The Montreal Screwjob – Hogan’s negotiations with Vince, the wrestler who skipped Raw the next night, the members of management who knew the ending of the match was coming (Ep. 5)

April 6, 2018

Something to Wrestle Episode 5: The Montreal Screwjob Release Date: September 2, 2016 Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Survivor Series 1997 took place on November 9th of that year. It remains one of the most infamous nights in the history of the business. While the subject has been covered to death over the years, this […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on WrestleMania IV – inside the NWA/WWF PPV battle, why the show ran in a casino, why Steamboat-Savage II didn’t happen, Bruno’s exit, Frenchy Martin’s most important contribution to the business and more (Ep. 94)

April 4, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 94 Recap by: Jeff Rush Air Date: 3/30/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD WrestleMania IV Bruce started with the WWF in the summer of 1987, and says Vince already had in his head the main attraction for WrestleMania IV – another Hulk/Andre match. In November of 1987, Bruce first heard of the plan […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

37 Interesting Moments From Something to Wrestle: The First Draft (2002) – original pay-per-view plans, alternate names pitched for “WWE,” wrestlers who tried out for commentary, who was the biggest bust?

April 3, 2018

Something to Wrestle: The First Draft Release Date: March 23, 2018 Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Episode 93 of Something to Wrestle focused on the initial brand split and draft from 2002. Bruce and Conrad ran down the genesis of the idea, went into detail on how it was planned out, and discussed a variety […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on Saturday Night’s Main Event 3/12/88: Harley Race’s WWF run, follow-up to the Main Event “evil twin” angle, notes on Jesse Ventura, Killer Bees, Slick, prison advise Ken Patera gave Bruce (Ep. 91)

April 1, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 91 Recap by: Jeff Rush Air Date: 3/10/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD  Saturday Night’s Main Event 3/12/88 This was a hot time in the company, as Hulk Hogan was on his way towards a hiatus and the Macho Man was on his way to the top. The company was still tweaking with […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on No Way Out 2003: Bringing Goldberg into WWE, setting the stage for WrestleMania XIX, how the wrong one-legged wrestler got hired (Ep. 88)

February 27, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 88 Recap by: Jeff Rush Air Date: 2/23/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Noteworthy Items – Why Goldberg was kept off WrestleMania XIX and saved for the night after. – What wrestler was instrumental in bringing Goldberg in. – What led to a big argument between Bruce and the Rock. – The network […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on The Main Event on NBC: Hogan vs. Andre ’88: The orchestration and execution of the biggest pro wrestling broadcast of all time (Ep. 85)

February 3, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 85 Recap by: Jeff Rush, PWPodcasts.com Assistant Editor Air Date: 2/2/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Noteworthy Items – How far in advance The Main Event was planned – What Vince revealed at that meeting that shocked Bruce – How the WWF intentionally spoiled WrestleMania IV – The peculiar reason Indianapolis was chosen […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on The Rockers & Marty Jannetty (Pt. 1): How the team came to be, why they were fired after less than two days with the WWF in 1987, their relationship with Andre the Giant and more (Ep. 82)

January 18, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 82, Part 1 Recap by: Jeff Rush, PWPodcasts.com Assistant Editor Air Date: 1/12/18 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Noteworthy Items – Advise Bill Watts gave Shawn Michaels early in his career that should probably have been heeded by Dolph Ziggler as well. – The former “pretty boy” wrestler Bruce feels is right up […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard on Vengeance 2001: Why the initial Hardy split didn’t work, the Kiss My Ass Club, George “The Animal” Steele Jr., Jerry Lawler and Ric Flair’s return to WWF (Ep. 80)

January 4, 2018

Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard – Episode 80 Recap by: Jeff Rush, PWPodcasts.com Assistant Editor Air Date: 12/29/17 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Noteworthy Items: – The story of Vince McMahon’s famous ear-tugging during Ric Flair’s return appearance to the WWF in 2001. – Did Lawler and Bruce have heat following Lawler’s departure from the company? – The idea behind […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

QUICK QUOTES: Bruce Prichard tells the story of Katie Vick

November 17, 2017

On this week’s episode of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, the infamous Katie Vick storyline from 2002 was explained in long form: “You ever have those moments in your life where there are things that are so traumatic that you block them out entirely? (This) really and truly is one of them on so many different counts. “The original […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on The New Age Outlaws: Smoking Gunns, The Roadie, Rockabilly, Degeneration X, invading WCW, what Vince likes to watch on TV (Ep. 72)

November 14, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard-Episode 72 Recap by: Denny Walker Crum Air Date: 11/03/17 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Newsworthy Items: -Rockabilly was originally an idea to get Honky Tonk Man back on TV -Shawn Michaels is credited with the idea of putting The Outlaws together -”Your ass better call somebody” was an homage to Ernie Ladd -Bruce hated working […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on No Mercy 1999: Moolah’s controversial past, Bob Holly wants to be champ, British Bulldog’s lackluster return (Pt. 2) (Ep. 69)

November 5, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard – Episode 69 (Pt. 2)  Recap by: Denny Walker Crum Air Date: 10/13/17 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Link to Part One of recap Newsworthy Items -Fabulous Moolah has quite the controversial past -Bob Holly wanted the WWF Championship, then wanted to “beat everybody” -Rock didn’t like working with Bulldog -Edge showed up late to […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard: The Rock 97/98 – Polynesian attire and bad haircuts, Die Rocky Die, from People’s Champ to Corporate Champ (Ep. 71)

November 4, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard-Episode 71 Recap by: Denny Walker Crum Air Date: 10/27/17 DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Newsworthy Items: -Rock and Mark Henry were trained at the same time, Vince thought Henry was going to be the bigger star -Rock’s daughter has expressed interest in wrestling -Rock didn’t initially want to turn heel and join the Nation -Jim […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard: No Mercy 1999 – Vince Russo leaves the WWF, Terry Taylor’s power play, the absurdity of shooting the “funeral” of Big Show’s dad (Pt. 1) (Ep. 69)

October 30, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard – Episode 69  Recap by: Denny Walker Crumc Air Date: 10/13/17 Newsworthy Items: -Jim Cornette may have flashed the live show crowd in Detroit -Cornette and Santino got into another altercation -United Kingdom fans used to get traditional WWF PPVs for free -Terry Taylor refused to sign a non-compete clause after Russo left unless […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

QUICK QUOTES: Bruce Prichard discusses the inspiration for Doink the Clown

October 23, 2017

Doink the Clown was the topic on this week’s episode of Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard. Bruce discussed the origin of the gimmick and how it fit Matt Bourne. During an earlier run with the company, Matt was first pegged to bear a resemblance to another famous clown: “Mike Hegstrand (Road Warrior Hawk), looking at Matt Bourne, saw him […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

WRITTEN PODCAST RECAP: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard: “Macho Man” Randy Savage – what Randy and Miss Elizabeth’s relationship was like, why he moved to commentary, how he was the John Cena of his day, final memories and place in history (Pt. 2) – (Ep. 64)

October 4, 2017

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard – “Macho Man” Randy Savage: Episode 64 Release date: September 8, 2017 Length: 4 hours, 10 minutes Recap By: Andrew Soucek, PWPodcasts.com Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Link to Part 1 of the recap Highlights: -Savage once tore apart Hogan on Jim Ross’s radio show -The Stephanie/Savage rumors are covered in detail -Ultimate Warrior […]

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