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June 25, 2019
Episode 161: King of the Ring 1994
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142 min
June 21, 2019
Greatest Fights
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104 min
June 14, 2019
RAW 06.09.97 Watch Along
Interviews meant to enlighten viewers into the mind of Mankind only reveals more darkness.
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105 min
June 7, 2019
AJ Styles In TNA
Bruce and Conrad discuss AJ Styles time in Total Non Stop Action.
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85 min
May 31, 2019
#LOVETOKNOW
Bruce and Conrad take your questions on this episode of #LOVETOKNOW
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60 min
May 24, 2019
Judgement Day 2004
Bruce and Conrad discuss the major changes in the WWE leading up to Judgement Day 2004.
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110 min
May 17, 2019
The Roast Of Bruce Prichard
The Roast Of Bruce Prichard is a star studded show that will have you in stitches.
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118 min
May 10, 2019
Episode 154: The Highest Rated RAW Ever (5.10.99)
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
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108 min
May 3, 2019
Episode 153: John Bradshaw Layfield
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!
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175 min
April 26, 2019
Episode 152: The Best of STW - Triple H
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
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110 min
April 19, 2019
Episode 151: Backlash 2004
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!
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119 min
April 12, 2019
Austin 1998/1999
Bruce and Conrad look back on 1998 and 1999 when the Texas Rattlesnake was running the wrestling world.
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151 min
April 5, 2019
Episode 149: Michael "PS" Hayes
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
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87 min
March 29, 2019
Episode 148: WrestleMania X-Seven
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
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147 min
March 22, 2019
Episode 147: WrestleMania X
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
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133 min
March 15, 2019
Episode 146: WrestleMania XX
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!
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95 min
March 8, 2019
Episode 145: Steve Austin's 1997
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
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100 min
March 1, 2019
Episode 144: Jerry "The King" Lawler
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
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225 min
February 22, 2019
Episode 143: The Undertaker 2004-2006
Bruce and Conrad take a closer look at the return of the Deadman.
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148 min
February 15, 2019
Episode 142: No Way Out 2004
Bruce shares one of his fondest memories, when Eddie became the World Champion.
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130 min
February 8, 2019
Episode 141: St Valentine's Day Massacre
Bruce and Conrad discuss the business, build up and brutality of the 1999 St. Valentine's Day Massacre PPV.
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123 min
February 1, 2019
Episode 140: Gorilla Monsoon
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
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105 min
January 25, 2019
Episode 139: Sid
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
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172 min
January 18, 2019
Episode 138: Royal Rumble 2004
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139 min
January 11, 2019
Episode 137: Royal Rumble 1999
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.
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146 min
January 4, 2019
A Tribute To Gene
Bruce shares personal stories of his time with Gene Okerlund.
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94 min
December 28, 2018
Foley Wins The Title
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.
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103 min
December 21, 2018
Episode 134: December 22, 1997 RAW
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
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105 min
December 14, 2018
Episode 133: Rock Bottom 1998
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!
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156 min
December 7, 2018
D-Generation X: In Your House
A discussion in detail about a 1997 event entitled D-Generation X: In Your House.
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111 min
November 30, 2018
Episode 131: Christian
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!
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192 min
November 23, 2018
Episode 130: Survivor Series 1993
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!
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135 min
November 23, 2018
Episode 129: Survivor Series 1988
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!
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164 min
November 16, 2018
Episode 128: Survivor Series 1998
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!
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146 min
November 9, 2018
Episode 127: William Regal
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
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183 min
November 2, 2018
Episode 126: Daniel Puder & the Hardcore Title
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
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186 min
October 26, 2018
Episode 125: When Hunter Married Stephanie
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!
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122 min
October 19, 2018
Judgement Day 1998
A vacant title divides the Brothers of Destruction with Stone Cold smack dab in the middle.
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104 min
October 12, 2018
Episode 123: Rikishi
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!
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114 min
October 5, 2018
Episode 122: Carlito
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
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126 min
September 28, 2018
Episode 121: Breakdown 1998
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
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129 min
September 21, 2018
Episode 120: Unforgiven 2008
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
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136 min
September 14, 2018
Episode 119: The SmackDown After 9/11
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
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109 min
September 7, 2018
Episode 118: #LoveToKnow
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
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110 min
August 31, 2018
Episode 117: SummerSlam 1988
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155 min
August 24, 2018
Episode 116: The First SmackDown!
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
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132 min
August 17, 2018
Episode 115: SummerSlam 1998
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
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136 min
August 10, 2018
Episode 114: Hulk Hogan's 1989 - 1990
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
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159 min
August 3, 2018
Episode 113: SummerSlam 1997
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
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146 min
July 27, 2018
Episode 112: Vengeance 2003
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
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138 min
July 20, 2018
Episode 111: Invasion PPV (July 2001)
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!
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160 min
July 13, 2018
Epsisode 110: Muhammad Hassan
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
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122 min
July 6, 2018
Episode 109: Brutus "the Barber" Beefcake
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!
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178 min
June 29, 2018
Episode 108: King of the Ring 1998
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
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138 min
June 22, 2018
Episode 107: Sable
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
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192 min
June 15, 2018
Episode 106: Bad Blood 2003
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!
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126 min
June 8, 2018
Episode 105: King of the Ring 1993
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!
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140 min
June 1, 2018
Episode 104: Bob Holly
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!
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225 min
May 25, 2018
Episode 103: #LoveToKnow
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!
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107 min
May 18, 2018
Episode 102: The British Bulldog
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!
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217 min
May 12, 2018
Episode 101: The 1992 Royal Rumble
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!
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170 min
May 11, 2018
Episode 100: Brother Love
"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!
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167 min
May 4, 2018
Episode 99: The Big Boss Man
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!
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192 min
April 27, 2018
Episode 98: Unforgiven 1998
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!
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118 min
April 20, 2018
Episode 97: Rob Van Dam
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!
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234 min
April 13, 2018
Episode 96: RAW (4-13-98 - Austin vs. McMahon)
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
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129 min
April 6, 2018
Episode 95: Goldberg
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
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182 min
March 30, 2018
Episode 94: WrestleMania IV
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
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173 min
March 23, 2018
Episode 93: The First Draft (2002)
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
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159 min
March 16, 2018
Episode 92: WrestleMania 19
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
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231 min
March 10, 2018
Episode 91: Saturday Night's Main Event 3/12/88
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
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75 min
March 9, 2018
Episode 90: Shawn Michaels 94/95
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
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215 min
March 2, 2018
Episode 89: Shawn Michaels 1993
"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
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140 min
February 23, 2018
Episode 88: No Way Out 2003
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
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167 min
February 16, 2018
Episode 87: No Way Out 1998
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
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130 min
February 9, 2018
Episode 86: Undertaker 1995-1997
"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
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281 min
February 2, 2018
Episode 85: The Main Event on NBC: Hogan vs. Andre '88
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
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108 min
January 26, 2018
Episode 84: 1988 Royal Rumble
"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
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141 min
January 19, 2018
Episode 83: Royal Rumble 1998
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
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161 min
January 12, 2018
Episode 82: The Rockers & Marty Jannetty
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
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256 min
January 5, 2018
Episode 81: The Creation of Monday Night Raw
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
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149 min
December 29, 2017
Episode 80: Vengeance 2001
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
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159 min
December 22, 2017
Episode 79: Goldust
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
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305 min
December 15, 2017
Episode 78: Edge in the WWE
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
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303 min
December 8, 2017
Episode 77: The Steiners and Big Poppa Pump in the WWF
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!
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202 min
December 1, 2017
Episode 76: Jake "The Snake" Roberts
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
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236 min
November 24, 2017
Episode 75: Survivor Series 1987
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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188 min
November 17, 2017
Episode 74: Survivor Series 2002
It goes without saying that 2002 was a crazy year for the WWE. In this episode we discuss the first brand split fizzling, the way the boys felt about it, who created Katie Vick, how the funeral segment was shot, the fallout from the angle, why they got rid of the Intercontinental title, the Lennox Lewis vs. Brock Lesnar PPV, Undertaker missing a PPV main event, was Kevin Nash milking the quad injury, Stephanie discussing her sex life with Triple H on Howard Stern, Regal's rep as an office stooge, Terry Taylor coming back in for the 917th time, heat with Test over not cutting his hair, how Nathan Jones got hired, what Vince thought of JR's BBQ sauce, when the company knew Edge was a top guy, when Bret and Vince started talking again, Vince being "hot and cold" with Mick Foley, how and why the Scott Steiner deal came together, the issue Linda McMahon had with Hogan's book, Hogan playing the WWE against AJPW in the middle of his book promotion, Jeff Hardy's "passion" for wrestling, the biggest gate in MSG history, the rumored Lesnar-Hogan main event for Survivor Series, the heat between Brock and Big Show, what the office thought of Chyna and Waltman getting engaged, why the WWE website pulled down Austin's merchandise, why they brought back the Big Gold Belt, who was for it and who was against it, why the company can't say the letters "WWF" in some old footage on the Network, a newspaper's behind the scene's look at a day at RAW, embezzlement at the WWF New York Club, Shane's role in the company, rumors that Shane and HHH don't get along, a theory of why Raven didn't get more of a push, HHH's political power, whether or not Steiner was a locker room cancer, how was Shawn in the locker room after his return, the expectations that Jeff Hardy will jump off of stuff, Bruce teaches Conrad about vomitoriums, the craziest opener in Survivor Series history, what made Angle great in backstage skits, why Kidman changed his look, how underrated Noble and Nidia were, who remembers the F-View camera angle, what kept the Lesnar/Show match short, one of the best matches you probably don't remember, what kept Chavo from being World Champion, what Vince thought of Chris Nowinski, Matt Hardy Version 1, why Steiner came in as a babyface, the WWE's relationship with Saliva, why Booker T had more success than other WCW transplants, Shawn's gear and haircut, the original plan for Shawn's return, RVD injuring HHH's throat, whether or not there was heat after the injury, the creation of the cell, who thought of it, who made it, what did the boys think of it, and did the company plan for this to be permanent gimmick match going forward? PLUS details on our new poll for the 12/1 episode, a bonus offer to look at Bruce's old booking sheets, plus more details about your NEW Thanksgiving Tradition! Help us with a fast and easy survey here: www.PodcastListener.com/wrestling Come see us LIVE in Houston and Boston here: www.BoxOfGimmicks.com And catch more Bruce every morning at www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle
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194 min
November 10, 2017
Episode 73: Bret Hart’s 96/97
The business was changing in 1996 and Bret Hart was at the center of it all for the World Wrestling Federation. Bill Watts is out and the decision is made to make Shawn Michaels "the guy." Soon after, Diesel and Razor leave for greener pastures creating a perfect storm for Bret Hart to the subject of the greatest bidding war in the history of the business. Bret stays loyal for less money but finds that this isn't the same WWF he left a year before. How did the Ultimate Warrior potentially change everything for Bret? What did Bret think of Shawn losing his smile? How did Vince convince Bret to become a heel? What was with the cursing on RAW before WrestleMania 13? Bret doubled down and the Hart Foundation's angle became the hottest in the company. While feuding on camera with Steve Austin, Bret's real issue was with Shawn Michaels. We address Sunny days, the wheelchair promo to end RAW, the fight before RAW, the "girly" magazine comments, and how "working the boys" turned into a shoot. What fault did Bret deserve in this? What single conversation could have caused the Montreal Screwjob? On one of the most historic nights of Mick Foley and Steve Austin's career, Bret learns his contract is about to be breached because Vince can't afford him. When did Vince regret giving Bret that contract? Did Vince change his mind and tell Bret he found the money? What did Bret's agent say? What did Bret ask Bischoff for? When Bret got the offer, how did Vince respond? Once the deal was done, how did word get out? What did Bret write in his column that week that directly contradicts what Bret wrote in his book? Why did Vince write an open letter to the fans before the Survivor Series? Who suggested the screwjob? What offer did Vince make to Bret for the night before that Bret turned down? Which of the boys tried to warn Bret? Who knew the night of? When did Earl see Bret again? We've heard Bret's account of punching Vince but what really happened in that room? Who tried to quit in protest? Who came up with "Bret Screwed Bret" for the interview with JR? Bret's final two years in the company saw him put on some of his best matches ever, he certainly give his strongest promos of his career during this time, and was involved in one of the hottest angles in company history. Does the screwjob tarnish all of that? Decide for yourself in our longest episode ever in what we believe is the best podcast there is, was, or ever will be! Come see us LIVE at BoxOfGimmicks.com and don't miss the Morning Deuce with Bruce each day at 6AM Eastern at Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle
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284 min
November 3, 2017
Episode 72: New Age Outlaws
"Oh, you didn't know?!" Bruce and Conrad proudly bring to you three hours about one of the greatest tag teams in the woooooorld, "the Badass" Billy Gunn and "the Roaddog" Jesse James -- the New Age Outlaws! How could the Roadie and Rockabilly ever possibly compete for screen time with Stone Cold, the Rock, Triple H, the Undertaker, Mankind, and a locker room filled with Hall of Famers? Bruce explains how an unlikely pairing became bonafide superstars during the biggest boom in wrestling history! How did James get back in "good graces" with Vince after walking out with Jarrett? Rockabilly with Honky, who booked this ish?! Who saw something in this pairing? Where did the intro come from? Did the Road Warriors have an issue with putting over this new pairing? Plus you'll get more details about the Dumpster Match at Mania 14, the first major RAW after Mania, DX invading Nitro, the DX break-ups and reunions, addiction issues, some resentment in the locker room over Roaddog's push, Austin refusing to work a match with Gunn, the Rock sealing Gunn's fate as a singles star, Mr. Ass, Chyna, Billy G, K-Kwik, and somehow we wind up learning about what Vince McMahon watches on television. PLUS a major announcement closes the show: a WORLD CHAMPION joins us in Houston for our live show in two weeks. Join us at www.BoxOfGimmicks.com! Time Stamps: 1:40 Reactions to last week's episode 3:36 Something to Wrestle with...New Day 9:20 Are Conrad and Bruce being paid by the WWE? 12:18 November's show schedule 19:21 New Age Outlaws 20:08 Bringing the Roadie back 21:40 Road Dogg can sing 24:18 Road Dogg: American Hero 27:48 Armstrong family legacy  32:03 Smoking Gunns 36:30 Rockabilly 43:13 Forming the Outlaws 55:05 New names 57:34 Tag Team Champions of the WOOOOOORRRRRLLLLD 1:00:50 Chainsaw Charlie 1:08:26 Chainsaw and Cactus take a dumpster dive 1:16:35 How tough is Terry Funk?  1:21:48 Joining DX 1:28:48 Invading Nitro 1:39:29 The famous introduction 1:42:29 DX turns babyface 1:52:14 Billy teams with Austin 1:55:59 Bruce's thoughts on 3 ways (matches) 1:57:15 The Oddities 2:05:06 What does Vince watch on television?  2:07:46 ICP 2:12:15 Testing singles runs 2:18:22 Road Dogg's personal struggles 2:28:56 Road Dogg wins IC Title 2:38:20 Mr. Ass 2:41:20 Breaking up 2:49:15 King Ass 2:52:25 Austin turns down working with Billy 2:55:37 The beginning of the end for Billy's solo run  3:05:36 Reuniting 3:20:56 K-Kwik 3:29:03 The Outlaws legacy 3:33:20 Bruce's top 5 tag teams 3:36:21 Facebook questions
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229 min
October 27, 2017
Episode 71: The Rock 97/98
FINALLY! The Rock has come back to... Something to Wrestle! Bruce Prichard has three hours worth of details about how Dwayne Johnson become the "Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment." Long before anyone could "smell what the Rock was cooking," he was trying to get a developmental deal once football didn't work out. Who did the company think would be the "star" of Rocky's training class? The "Blue Chipper" won the Intercontinental Title very quickly and the fans revolted with "ROCKY SUCKS" chants and "DIE ROCKY DIE" signs. Bruce addresses the rumors that two superstars worked hard to squash his push early and often. Eventually they get their way and Rocky hit the skids. Who suggested Rocky start referring to himself in third person? Raising the eyebrow? The People's Elbow? The $500 shirts? The Rolex watch skit with the NOD? What did Rock think of the DX parody? What was his routine after the shows? Bruce addresses all of the behind the scenes jockeying for position with Hunter, Shawn, and Austin along the way. Which agent was an advocate? Bruce and Conrad discuss the Ladder Match at SummerSlam, the babyface turn, first matches with Mick Foley, the bridge angle with Austin, and perhaps one of the Top 10 best storylines in the WWF history that paid off at Survivor Series 1998! Don't miss the rest of the story of the Rock's first two years in the business AND one of our best polls ever! Time Stamps: 3:42 last week's recap 13:30 next week's poll 21:01 Rock 27:38 Rumor and innuendo about Rock's parents 28:48 Anoa'i family athletes  31:17 Rock growing up/football years 35:27 Rock's wrestling journey begins 41:02 Rock signs with the WWF 45:13 creating Rocky Maivia 1:04:12 WrestleMania 13 1:09:36 Heat between HBK and Rock 1:16:00 Rock's heel turn 1:27:51 The genesis of Rock/Austin 1:40:30 The People's Elbow 1:44:36 What made Vince believe in Rock 2:02:01 Rock's $500 shirts 2:05:48 Owen ribs Rock 2:08:08 Rock and Triple H go off script 2:12:08 DX impersonates The Nation  2:21:10 SummerSlam 98 2:23:27 Rock starts to turn baby face 2:37:54 Planting seeds for the Corporate Swerve 2:40:16 Survivor Series 98 2:41:23 funny story about Bossman at Survivor Series 2:44:36 Rock becomes the Corporate Champion 2:54:00 Test debuts 2:59:30 POTUS Rock? 3:03:23 Facebook questions
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199 min
October 20, 2017
Episode 70: Doink the Clown
Who thought of the idea of an "evil clown" character? Who in the WWE dreamed of joining the circus as a kid? Where does a cartoon character fit into all of this? What movie did Bruce and Pat have Vince watch to understand the idea? How did Jim Johnston create the theme? We break down Jim's creative process with Vince, how Vince pitched Matt Borne on the character, the potential WrestleMania ideas, Crush in Hawaii, backlash from a neck injury angle right after a real life situation in the NFL, Doink working with Bret, rumors about working with Hogan, why Doink became a babyface, why Borne was suspended, why Borne was released, the Bigelow rumor, the replacement Doinks, Doink on the indies, the Alabama Doink at Golden Corral, Dink, Borne's run-ins with the law, the Borne-Nash and Borne-Duggan issues. Is Doink a Hall of a Famer? PLUS the biggest poll ever! Time Stamps: 3:48 Last week's recap  6:40 Next Week's poll 15:30 Doink the Clown 22:36 Undertaker's beef with Buzz Sawyer  25:45 Road Warrior Hawk starts the idea that would become Doink 30:36 Naming Doink 38:58 Doink's Raw debut 46:20 Doink vs Crush 1:12:13 Bruce responds to criticism  1:18:48 WrestleMania IX 1:32:37 Matt Bourne gets suspended 1:37:50 Ray Apollo becomes Doink  2:16:40 Twitter questions
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148 min
October 13, 2017
Episode 69: No Mercy 1999
Bruce and Conrad discuss the Fall of 1999 for the WWF for three hours! The company going public, how Russo walking out changed the company forever, what Ed did, how Gerwitz and Blancha fit in, hurting Vince's feelings, why the company ran UK PPVs, a hilarious Gorilla story, Steve Phillips, running the Georgia Dome, the Big Show's father's funeral, booking dog crap angles, Jarrett walking out, the rattlesnake bite angle, the Bulldog in dog crap, Austin on Nash Bridges, how Lita came in, what could have made Taz's run different, ho stories, Mideon's new career, Viscera's favorite spa treatment, Ivory, the dark rumors about Moolah, Bob Holly's idea for creative, Bob working with Crash, what led to the end of Bulldog in the WWF, the first tag team ladder match, the original plans for Val Venis, the first of many WWF autobiographies, why X-Pac teamed with Kane, mishaps with the sledgehammer, the politics between Austin/Rock/HHH, Vince buying a football team, and the heat that kept Shawn Michaels out of the company! Time Stamps: 4:30 IYH: Bad Blood 97 follow up 8:55 Jim Cornette at STW Live Show  14:50 No Mercy 1999 U.K. 23:58 Unforgiven 1999 recap 25:20 Russo leaving 30:05 Terry Taylor refuses to sign non-compete clause 37:06 Vince's hurt feelings over Russo leaving 49:40 Gorilla Monsoon owning part of the WWWF 1:01:08 Big Show's father's funeral 1:08:30 Real rattlesnake on Raw 1:19:05 Lita starting with the WWF 1:21:25 Tazz 1:26:06 No Mercy card 1:54:30 Moolah's dark past 2:16:24 Guy's reactions to Chyna being champion 2:22:47 Tag Team Ladder Match 2:40:01 Foley's book 2:50:50 Social media questions
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195 min
October 6, 2017
Episode 68: IYH: Badd Blood 1997
Join Bruce and Conrad as they discuss the WWF in the Fall of 1997 and one of the most notable In Your House PPVs of all time: Badd Blood! They discuss the origins of the Kane character, whose idea it was, the inspiration for ripping off the cage door, who invented Hell in a Cell, what Taker and HBK thought of working together, Owen 3:16, Cactus Jack's WWF debut, stunning Vince, Shawn changing the finish at One Night Only to win the European Title, the first time we saw DX, the controversial promo that created "Attitude" in the WWF, what Vince hated about the Headbangers, a "second chance" for Mark Henry, what changes to the card Pillman's death caused, the Rock working with LOD, Neidhart risking Rude's Lloyds of Llondon settlement, Brakkus on a promo tour, Terry Funk's "retirement" match in '97, why the Patriot didn't work out, why Faarooq never held a singles title, why Ahmed wasn't in a featured spot AGAIN, Vince's last PPV as a commentator, how to tell if the Godwinns were heels, why the Flag Match was changed last minute, why Bret didn't main event as World Champion for two PPVs here, and how NWA legends like Lou Thesz and Sam Muchnick interacted with Vince McMahon. For BONUS episodes on SummerSlam 91, Survivor Series 91, Tuesday in Texas, and the 1992 Royal Rumble go Like us at www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle
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190 min
September 29, 2017
Episode 67: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
The Brain, Weasel, whatever you called him we all agree he was the greatest manager of all time. Bruce and Conrad discuss Bobby getting into the business, the controversy of leaving the AWA for the WWF, managing the Heenan Family, working with Vince, hilarious one-liners, why he stopped managing, how Onita (yes Onita) changed his career forever, why he only managed Flair for a couple weeks, why he left the WWF, why he never came back, and more details on "Bobby Heenan Jr." If you haven't already, check out our video tribute to the Brain at www.Facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle
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212 min
September 22, 2017
Episode 66: Unforgiven 1999
A touching tribute to Bobby "the Brain" Heenan kicks off a three hour breakdown of all things WWF in September/October 1999. Vince McMahon had just won the WWF Championship, Triple H had just gotten his first world title win too, and now the Undertaker and Austin are out of the main event. Bulldog is back just a few months after Owen passed away, the refs are on strike, Jericho and Dudleyz are making their WWF PPV debuts, the ladies are having a hardcore match, and you'll learn what Vince thought about the Kennel in a Cell! We touch on the thinking behind the inferno match, the jacked up security guy we all remember, BB the EMT, Beaver Cleavage, Thrasher as DTK, Droz's injury, how D'Lo was never the same, the creation of SmackDown, Gorilla Monsoon's passing, Lawler running for mayor, and the famous "This Is Your Life" segment. Enjoy this breakdown of Vince Russo's last PPV in the WWF, Unforgiven 1999! Also listen for details of how to earn bonus shows on everything from SummerSlam 1991 to the 1992 Royal Rumble! SPOILER: just like us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/SomethingToWrestle
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185 min
September 15, 2017
Episode 65: Jeff Jarrett in the WWF
"Spend my days working hard on the go" Another four hour episode packed with backstage insight and never before heard stories on the THREE runs Jeff Jarrett had in the WWF. Why was the " Real Double J" angle dropped? Was there heat backstage to Jarrett calling AUSTIN 3:16 blasphemous on RAW? Did JJ "hold up" Vince for money to lose to Chyna? And what is Bruce's never heard before first person account of Jarrett's reaction to McMahon spelling out Jarretts future on the last episode of Nitro? As a special bonus Bruce responds talks in depth about one of the most talked about topics this past week, "The Toxic Turtles". Enjoy maybe our most in depth episode yet and learn more stuff you didn't think you wanted to know, but definitely do, in this episode of Something to Wrestle With.... "You Know".... Bruce Prichard.
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242 min
September 8, 2017
Episode 64: "Macho Man" Randy Savage
And the beat goes on! Dig it?! Randy Savage is our longest episode to date, with over four hours covering his career in the WWF. OH YEAH! From the Honky Tonk Man to his exit from the company, we cover all of the "rumor and innuendo" in the danger zone! This episode is too hot to handle and too cold to hold! Snap into it!
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250 min
September 6, 2017
Episode 63: The Best of Something to Wrestle, Part II
Enjoy over two hours of this very special BONUS edition of Something to Wrestle for LoveForHouston.com! We've put together lots of guests and even more hilarious clips from the very best moments from our first year. Hurricane Harvey has devastated the State of Texas and they need our help! Give all you can at LoveForHouston.com! And be sure to check out our special Houston t-shirt available now at BrucePrichard.com where all proceeds go to the relief effort.
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141 min
September 1, 2017
Episode 62: Something to Wrestle For Houston
Hurricane Harvey has devastated Bruce's hometown of Houston. Give all that you can to LoveForHouston.com this week as we re-visit some of the very best moments from the first year of "Something To Wrestle" including some hilarious clips that never made air! Plus we break our "No Guests Needed" rule! Be sure to check out our special Houston t-shirt available now at BrucePrichard.com where all proceeds go to the relief effort.
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169 min
August 25, 2017
Episode 61: Summerslam 2002
Business has taken a dip for the WWE from a year prior so the company pulled out all of the stops to create one of the best Pay Per Views in history for SummerSlam 2002! We cover Rey's PPV debut being a loss, the rumors around Shawn and HHH's heat, the original plan for Shawn, Jericho and Flair's debated finish, and of course the crowd turning on the Rock when the youngest champ in history was crowned!
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156 min
August 18, 2017
Episode 60: Razor Ramon
"Say hello to the bad guy". Arguably one of the greatest WWF wrestlers to never hold the world title, Scott Hall's Pacino inspired creation is examined from his beginning appearing in vignettes shot in Miami (or was it Connecticut ?), to his departure after the curtain call. Did Vince actually not know what "Scarface" was? Was he destined to hold the "big belt" before his departure? All these questions and much more will be answered on this week's episode of Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard!
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173 min
August 11, 2017
Episode 59: SummerSlam 1996
Things are changing quickly in the Summer of 1996 in the WWF. Ron Simmons left his job at Coca Cola to become a gladiator, Ahmed Johnson nearly died, Paul Bearer turned on the Undertaker, TL Hopper ate a turd from a swimming pool, Goldust likes women now, Austin 3:16 says "I work Free for All matches," and Shawn Michaels ruined Vader's WWF run. Enjoy over two hours of behind the scenes stories you've never heard!
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169 min
August 4, 2017
Episode 58: Paul Heyman in the WWE
Hear a hilarious story about Bruce traveling with Paul to NYC, Vince picking up Paul in a limo to help with Shotgun Saturday Night, the infamous conference call, Stephanie's breath strips, the one word Vince used to describe Paul, whose wedding Paul was in, and who was NOT a "Paul Heyman" guy will surprise you! Happy Anniversary!
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182 min
July 28, 2017
Episode 57: SummerSlam 2000
The WWF's business is better than ever but their biggest star is on the sidelines and the PTC is forcing the WWF to change their "Attitude." Val is no longer a porn star, the Goodfather doesn't even like hoes, the Rock is in politics, and Chyna is the Intercontinental Champion? Join us for an interesting ride through the WWF in 2000 as we discuss Shane being Shane, Kane losing his mask, Tazz wrestling Lawler, a thong stinkface match, Angle making out with Stephanie, and a badass TLC match!
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182 min
July 21, 2017
Episode 56: Fully Loaded 1998
Professional wrestling is hotter than ever in the Summer of 1998 with "Stone Cold" is leading the charge for the WWF. This show was between Mankind's infamous Hell in a Cell and the "Highway to Hell" SummerSlam at MSG and things are changing quickly in the WWF. We cover choppy choppy, the Dungeon match, the DX parody of NOD, the drunken Hawk angle, the nearly nude Sable, and of course Jackie's um... well, you know.
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180 min
July 14, 2017
Episode 55: Demolition
Here comes the Ax, here comes the Smasher, the Demolition! Over two hours of Bruce discussing the entire fun of the #1 WWE Tag Team of all time, Demolition! How did they come about? Were they a poor man's Road Warriors? Why did they turn baby face? Why did Crush join? What happened to Ax? Why aren't they in the Hall of Fame? All of this and more!
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160 min
July 7, 2017
Episode 54: IYH: Canadian Stampede '97
Twenty years ago the WWF was transitioning as the wrestling business was changing. Bret Hart was now a heel in America but still a Canadian hero out to stop the rise of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. This PPV was the Hart Foundation's "homecoming" in front of one of the rowdiest crowds of all time. This IYH won "Major Show of the Year" in 1997 and our coverage is longer than the actual show!
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159 min
June 30, 2017
Episode 53: The Rise of CM Punk
From the backyard to the world title, Bruce Prichard covers the entire Rise of CM Punk. Why was he sent to OVW? Who in talent relations held him back? Did being a Heyman Guy hurt him? What the hell happened with Unforgiven 2008? Does Bruce think he will be back? All this and more in over three hours of CM Punk!
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204 min
June 23, 2017
Episode 52: The Rise of John Cena
Before John Cena was "the Face that Runs the Place" everyone from Bruce Prichard to Vince McMahon had their doubts as to whether or not he could even make the main roster and then a trip to the UK changed everything! From wrestling on mattresses with his brothers to beating the Big Show for the US Title at WrestleMania XX, we cover the entire rise of John Cena!
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187 min
June 16, 2017
Episode 51: Vince Russo in the WWE
From the video store to the head writer, Bruce Prichard covers the rise of Vince Russo in the WWF for over three hours! From The Rock, to DX, and Stone Cold the "Russo Era" was all about "Attitude." You've heard Russo tell his story but what REALLY happened? Hear the good, the bad, and the ugly on our longest show ever!
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212 min
June 9, 2017
Episode 50: Austin Walks Out
What happened when Austin "took his ball and went home" in 2002? Was it creative? Was he injured? Did it cost him a beer deal? How much did it cost him to come back? Listen if you dare, Bruce is sick and this is three hours of our worst episode ever! WHAT? Worst episode. WHAT? Ever.
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179 min
June 2, 2017
Episode 49: Hulk Hogan's 1988
What you gonna do when Something to Wrestle runs wild on YOU?! How the first Royal Rumble came to be, the first SummerSlam, Hogan-Andre on NBC's Main Event, the Mega Powers unite, WrestleMania IV, the fist helmet, Bad News beef with Andre the Giant, memories from the Brother Love Show and more in nearly three hours covering Hulk Hogan's 1988!
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180 min
May 26, 2017
Episode 48: Eric Bischoff in the WWE
What happened when "hell froze over" in July 2002 and Eric Bischoff joined the WWE? Who was for it and who was against it? The time he tried to fight Vince, HLA, the Chuck & Billy Wedding, kissing Linda and Stephanie, Flair trying to take his eye out, and getting thrown in a garbage truck -- we cover it all! PLUS the Punjabi Boss Man song!
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176 min
May 19, 2017
Episode 47: King of the Ring 1996
What happened when Steve Austin became "Stone Cold" and got his first major push in the WWF? Many argue that the "Attitude Era" started at this very Pay Per VIew. But no one could argue "Austin 3:16" would become the #1 selling t-shirt in the company and the business was never the same! Enjoy more than two hours of Bruce Prichard talking the show that made "Stone Cold" Steve Austin!
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152 min
May 12, 2017
Episode 46: WWECW
What happened when the WWE decided to re-launch ECW as a third brand in 2006? Why didn't it work? What about Heyman getting sent home? Enjoy more than three hours of the Zombie, Vampires, Do-Rag Vince, Flair in thumbtacks, and Macho Libre?! ECW! ECW! ECW!
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191 min
May 5, 2017
Episode 45: Judgment Day 2002
Don't miss over two hours of Bruce discussing Hogan's last title title defense, a Hell in a Cell match Tim White will never forget, Angle puts his hair on the line, "Deacon" Batista, Austin's last PPV before he walked out, the nWo in the WWE, Brock's rookie year, and the first show where the WWF "got the F out!"
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164 min
May 3, 2017
Episode 44: Global Wrestling Federation
After McMahon let Bruce go in May 1991, Eddie Gilbert asked Bruce to join a new company with daily TV on ESPN and the "Expert" was born! Hear all about Joe Pedicino, the mysterious money behind the promotion, the greatness that is Eddie Gilbert, and learn about the early days of the Harlem Heat, Raven, X-Pac, Patriot, and more on this special BONUS episode! If you enjoy the show, please complete this: PodSurvey.com/Wrestle
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136 min
April 28, 2017
Episode 43: In Your House 8: Beware of Dog
What happened when the WWF lost power during a Pay-Per-View? What was Vince's reaction? What was supposed to happen? Fans had to tune in Tuesday to see the matches live making this the only "two part PPV" ever! Oh and the Bulldog and DiBiase gave their notice between the shows?! PLUS Bruce sing three songs!
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151 min
April 21, 2017
Episode 42: Jim Cornette in the WWF
Jim Cornette was a legend before he ever stepped foot in the WWF and when he finally did, no one could believe it! Jim never did anything quietly and this three hour episode chronicles it all in hilarious detail. From the rib that got him hired to the famous story that got him fired, Bruce and Conrad discuss all things James E. Cornette in the WWF!
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188 min
April 19, 2017
Episode 41: #LoveToKnow (Q&A Bonus Show!)
Bruce & Conrad asked you to complete a survey at PodSurvey.com/Wrestle and promised you a bonus show in return! Conrad grilled Bruce with your questions from Twitter (@PrichardShow) for nearly three hours! This show has something for everyone, don't miss it!
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173 min
April 14, 2017
Episode 40: Owen Hart
Bruce pays tribute to the "King of Harts" for nearly three hours as he discusses a decade of Owen Hart in the WWF! You'll hear about the Blue Angel, High Energy, the Rocket, the King of Harts, the Black Hart, the Nugget, and of course the final run of the Blue Blazer. And of course no Owen Hart story is complete without stories of his legendary ribs! "Enough is enough" and it's time for Owen Hart!
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170 min
April 7, 2017
Episode 39: Undertaker (1993-1994)
As the Undertaker walks off into the sunset, Bruce and Conrad look back at the 1993-1994 chapter of the Deadman's career in the WWF.
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194 min
March 31, 2017
Episode 38: Hulk Hogan's 1987
It's 1987 and Hulkamania is running wild broooother! It's also Bruce's first year in the WWF and the company is on fire! Learn all about Hulk Hogan's big year in the WWF.
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77 min
March 24, 2017
Episode 37: WrestleMania 13
WrestleMania 13! Was it an unlucky number for the WWF? Find out as Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson take you back to 1997 in Chicago!
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164 min
March 17, 2017
Episode 36: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Learn about one of the most important and memorable forces of nature to ever hit the WWF: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper!
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188 min
March 10, 2017
Episode 35: WrestleMania XV
Stone Cold vs. THe Rock! Undertaker vs Big Bossman in Hell in a Cell! The RETURN OF BRAWL FOR ALL! It's all things WrestleMania XV on today's Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard!
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144 min
March 3, 2017
Episode 34: Beyond The Mat
What happened when the WWF let cameras roll behind the scenes for a documentary that had a global theatrical release?
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133 min
March 1, 2017
Episode 33: Why Was Bruce Fired?
WHY was Bruce fired? What doesn't the WWE want you to know What REALLY happened? Let's find out!
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88 min
February 24, 2017
Episode 32: WrestleMania IX
What happened when JR debuted rocking a toga? What was up with Hulkster's black eye? The Steiner Bros. only WrestleMania appearance? Crush-Doing negative PR and more! It's a fascinating look at a very weird WrestleMania from Las Vegas.
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182 min
February 22, 2017
Episode 31: Houston Wrestling
It’s bonus show time again kids! This week, it’s Christmas in February as Bruce finally gets to celebrate his first love in pro wrestling as he talks Houston wrestling! Bruce shares never before heard stories as well as chronicling the incredible hotbed that was Houston ‘rasslin through the years… including the final show with the WWF in 1987!
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178 min
February 17, 2017
Episode 30: WrestleMania VI
What happened when the WWF went to the Toronto Skydome in 1990 for their first ever Canadian WrestleMania VI? Find out as Bruce and Conrad talk WrestleMania WWF Champion Hulk Hogan vs WWF Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior and more.
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148 min
February 15, 2017
Episode 29: No Holds Barred
It's A BONUS SHOW!!! What happened when Vince McMahon got into the movie business and reverse engineered Hulk Hogan's next monster? It's NO HOLDS BARRED!!
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119 min
February 10, 2017
Episode 28: The XFL
With the WWF enjoying it’s most profitable year to date, Vince McMahon rolled the dice with a monstrous undertaking with NBC known as the XFL. Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson tackle the most ambitious non-wrestling project Vince McMahon ever took on.
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156 min
February 3, 2017
Episode 27: the nWo in WWE
A year after the conclusion of the Monday Night War, the nWo invaded WWE as Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash returned home to WWE. Bruce and Conrad take you behind what really happened during the New World Order’s 2002 return.
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160 min
January 27, 2017
Episode 26: Kurt Angle
Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson take you back to when Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle came to the WWF!
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179 min
January 20, 2017
Episode 25: 1994 Royal Rumble
What really happened when the Undertaker “died” and there was a TIE in the 1994 Royal Rumble match? Bruce and Conrad dive deep into a very unusual Rumble!
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117 min
January 13, 2017
Episode 24: "Ravishing" Rick Rude
What happened when "Ravishing" Rick Rude came to the WWF? Find out as Bruce and Conrad look back at Rude's WWF Intercontinental run, the Warrior feud, the DX return and a TON more.
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141 min
January 6, 2017
Episode 23: The Million Dollar Man
What REALLY happened when the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase strutted into the WWF and proved that just about everybody had a price? Find out as Bruce and Conrad hop back in their DeLorean and take a look back at The Million Dollar Man!
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188 min
December 30, 2016
Episode 22: #LoveToKnow
Today it's all about #LoveToKnow! Your questions will be answered! Some topics include: the legend of Tom Magee, what was supposed to happen after blowing up Vince's limo, Sid turning down the Hogan spot, ribbing Vince, trying to sign Muta and Sting in 89, GTV, War Games, Wrestler's Court, Nailz beating up Vince, Owen Hart, Christopher Daniels to the WWF in 99, Daniel Puder shooting, why Vince never signed Brody, CM Punk heat, and Vince meltdowns!
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142 min
December 23, 2016
Episode 21: Mr. Perfect
It's an absolutely PERFECT Christmas edition as Bruce and Conrad look back at one of the greatest... if not most perfect wrestlers in the history of the WWF: Mr. Perfect. NOTE: Stay tuned to the end to hear the rare, original WWF theme for Mr. Perfect along with some other easter eggs!
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197 min
December 16, 2016
Episode 20: The 1997 Royal Rumble
What happened when the WWF set their eyes on the enormous Alamo Dome for their 1997 Royal Rumble? Find out as Bruce and Conrad bring you behind the scenes on a very eclectic Royal Rumble!
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184 min
December 9, 2016
Episode 19: The Last WCW Monday Nitro
What really happened at the last WCW Monday Nitro? What was the process leading up to it? Find out when Bruce and Conrad look at the last WCW Monday Nitro on TNT.
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140 min
December 2, 2016
Episode 18: Sunny in the WWF
Today Bruce and Conrad discuss the original "Diva" in the WWF, Sunny! From her signing to being the most downloaded personality in AOL history to backstage feuds, relationships, drama and more!
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162 min
November 24, 2016
Episode 17: TNA Wrestling - Chapter 2
Buyers? Sex scandal? Secret recording? Separate the rumors and innuendo from the truth about all things TNA. Bruce and Conrad are back for chapter 2 of this insane look at the Nashville based wrestling company.
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178 min
November 18, 2016
Episode 16: Vader in the WWF
What really happened when Vader had a falling out with WCW during the Monday Night War and then promptly signed with the WWF to be a top star? Why did Vader have such an underwhelming tenure at the WWF? Bruce and Conrad pull back the curtain and tell you what really happened!
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183 min
November 11, 2016
Episode 15: Brian Pillman in the WWF
What really happened when Brian Pillman became a loose cannon, worked himself into WCW firing him and then signed with the WWF? Bruce and Conrad break down Pillman's WWF run including the gun angle, the Hart Foundation run and interviewing his wife.
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178 min
November 4, 2016
Episode 14: 1990 Survivor Series
Undertaker's debut! Hogan and Warrior team up? Gobbledy Gooker lays a rotten egg! Join Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson as they tell you what really happened at the 1990 SURVIVOR SERIES.
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137 min
October 28, 2016
Episode 13: Lita x Edge x Matt Hardy Love Triangle
What really happened behind the scenes during one of the realest and wildest love triangles in WWE history? Find out as Bruce and Conrad talk about the 2005 Lita x Edge Matt Hardy love triangle.
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116 min
October 21, 2016
Episode 12: TNA Wrestling
What really happened behind the scenes at TNA Wrestling during time Bruce's time as an executive with the company? Find out.
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175 min
October 14, 2016
Episode 11: WWF Prime Time Wrestling
Before there was RAW on Monday nights on USA there was WWF Prime Time Wrestling. Heard stories never told before about Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and all of the good times on this beloved TV series that ran from 1985 to 1993.
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129 min
October 7, 2016
Episode 10: WWF & ECW’s 1996-1997 Relationship
What happened when ECW and the WWF had a working relationship in 96-97? Find out!
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117 min
September 30, 2016
Episode 9: WrestleMania VII
What really happened behind the scenes at WrestleMania VII? What was the backstory on the retirement match between "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. the Ultimate Warrior? What was up with the LA Coliseum move? WWF's heel turn of Sgt. Slaughter. Oh and Donald Trump ringside??
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133 min
September 23, 2016
Episode 8: The Radicalz jump from WCW to WWE
In January 2000, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko shocked the industry when they jumped from WCW to WWE, putting another nail in the coffin for WCW. Bruce and Conrad take you behind the controversial moment that would forever change WWE and WCW.
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139 min
September 16, 2016
Episode 7: The WWF Steroid Trial
What really happened when the U.S. government went after Vince McMahon and the WWF over the distribution of steroids in 1992? Find out!
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102 min
September 9, 2016
Episode 6: Brawl For All
What really happened when the WWF put on a legitimate shoot fighting tournament during the height of the Monday Night War? Find out!
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83 min
September 2, 2016
Episode 5: The Montreal Screwjob
What really happened when Bret Hart opted to leave the WWF for WCW when he was still the WWF Champ? Find out the real story behind the Montreal Screwjob.
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88 min
August 26, 2016
Episode 4: The Ultimate Warrior
He is one of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of WWE. His intensity was unparalleled. His controversial personality was equally unmatched. Learn about the man and the myth from someone who witnessed his entire run in WWE. Find out what really happened with the Ultimate Warrior in WWE.
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66 min
August 19, 2016
Episode 3: The Lex Express
What really happened when the WWF went all in on Lex Luger during the summer of 1993? What is the REAL story behind the Lex Express and Luger's attitude during the promotional push as he chased Yokozuna's WWF Championship? Find out!
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71 min
August 12, 2016
Episode 2: The Mega Powers
Whatcha gonna do when Bruce takes you back to the days of the Mega Powers in the WWF? Hulk Hogan and Macho Man teamed up to become one of the biggest attractions in WWF history… only for the explosion of the Mega Powers to create a massive box office event as Hulk chased Macho for the coveted WWF Championship. Learn all about what REALLY happened behind the scenes.
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83 min
August 5, 2016
Episode 1: Dusty Rhodes in the WWF
Bruce Prichard takes us back to 1989 when "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes joined the WWF and rocked the polka dots. Plus, Bruce and Conrad Thompson talk WWE and more!
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66 min
August 2, 2016
Bruce Prichard is coming to MLW
Learn more at www.MLWRadio.com
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1 min
July 30, 2016
Bruce Prichard is coming Friday August 5th!
Bruce Prichard is coming to the MLW Radio Network! Friday August 5th!
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2 min
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