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RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Gorilla Monsoon – why he never had a rematch with Buddy Rogers, giving an airplane spin to Muhammad Ali, what he was like backstage, friendship with Bobby Heenan

February 11, 2019

Something To Wrestle With – Gorilla Monsoon Release Date: 02/01/19 Running time: 1:45 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD On this week’s podcast, Bruce and Conrad talk about the late, great Gorilla Monsoon. Robert Marella born June 4th 1937 in Rochester, NY. He is a legend in the wrestling business. For people who grew up in the ’80s […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Royal Rumble 2004 – why Goldberg was throwing chairs backstage, why Vince will grant releases to some wrestlers and not others, Benoit’s big win, Bruce reveals the least over wrestler to ever win the Royal Rumble

January 21, 2019

Something to Wrestle – Royal Rumble 2004 Release Date: January 18, 2019 Recap by: Caitlin Lavelle DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Chris Benoit and a ‘Changing of the Guard’ Bruce says that when he thinks of the 2004 Royal Rumble, it signifies, “a changing of the guard, and a changing of the way we (the WWE) were writing TV and doing […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle on December 22, 1997 RAW – the future tag team champ who sat on Santa’s lap, the wrestler who may have faked being in an auto accident, why Undertaker was missing shows, the best Christmas present Bruce ever bought Vince McMahon

December 29, 2018

Something to Wrestle – RAW December 22, 1997 Release date: December 21, 2018 Recap by: Caitlin Lavelle DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Splitting RAW into 2 Shows This is, of course, a Holiday episode of RAW, but awkwardly it comes at a time when WWF is consciously shifting to a more adult product, which Bruce explains is a conscious effort to […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle on Rock Bottom ’98 – what Steve Austin didn’t like about the company at the time, rumors about The Rock’s ego, the angle that was edited off of Raw in Canada, how injuries impacted the main event

December 27, 2018

Something To Wrestle – Rock Bottom 1998 Release Date: 12/14/18 Running time: 2:37 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Intro Today’s podcast will cover the Rock Bottom: In Your House PPV which was December 12th, 1998. The crowd reaction was a testament to Vince Russo. Everything was over and everyone on the card mattered. Russo gave everyone a […]

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Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Survivor Series ’93 – the original plan for the Bret-Owen feud, getting Dusty’s approval for Reo Rogers, Lawler’s legal issues, Stan Lane, the Luger Family vignette, Hogan on Arsenio and tons more.

December 5, 2018

Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard – Survivor Series 1993 Release Date: 11/30/18 Recap by: Jeff Rush, PWPodcasts.com Assistant Editor DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD   -This is a topic Bruce has wanted to cover since they began the show. -Survivor Series 1993 was the first WWF PPV to do under a 1.0 buyrate. -Lex Luger was the anointed one at […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Survivor Series ’98 – who wrote Rock’s heel turn storyline, The Big Boss Man’s major screw up, the tag teams who didn’t have chemistry together, why Vince McMahon wrote a letter of apology to Steve Austin

November 21, 2018

Something To Wrestle Release Date: November 16, 2018 Running time: 2:26:59 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Intro Skip to 8:35 as the first 8:34 was commercial reads, talk about upcoming tours and a quick recap of the Regal podcast. Topic for this podcast is Survivor Series 1998 – Deadly Games in the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on William Regal – his terrible first meeting with Vince McMahon, struggles with addiction, the big star he saw before anyone else did, why the UnAmericans didn’t work, his reaction to the “Real Man’s Man gimmick”

November 16, 2018

Something To Wrestle – William Regal Running Time: 3:03:26 Recap By: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Skip to about 8:26 on the podcast as the first 8:25 is commercial reads and a quick summary of last week’s show,. Intro: William Regal has one of the most unique and entertaining stories in wrestling. He was born Darren Matthews on May […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on Daniel Puder and the Hardcore Title – the Kurt Angle incident, who some members of management thought should have won Tough Enough, who came up with the Hardcore Title?

November 9, 2018

Something to Wrestle – Daniel Puder And The Hardcore Title Release Date: November 2, 2018 Running Time: 3:06:16 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Daniel Puder Puder was born in October 1981. He was a fan of Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, The Rock, and Al Snow He started amateur wrestling at age 13 and MMA at age 16. […]

Bruce Prichard Something to Wrestle With

RECAP AND REVIEW: Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on When Hunter Married Stephanie – when Bruce first knew they were an item, how Chyna found out, who got drunk and sang at their wedding, the original creative plans for Test

November 3, 2018

Something To Wrestle With – When Hunter Married Stephanie Release Date: 10/26/18 Run Time: 2:02:33 Recap by: Joe Aguinaldo DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Triple H in 1998 Triple H had a big year in 1998. He had won the world championship twice and became a constant. He made the heel turn in WM 15 and joined the Corporation  He wanted […]

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 […]

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