Bruce Prichard recently spoke at great length about a famous incident from WWE’s past.
During the infamous Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW, former WWE Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze jumped-ship to the competition, returning to WCW as Madusa and throwing her WWE belt in the trash can on live WCW television.
On a recent installment of his “Something To Wrestle” podcast, Bruce Prichard reflected back on this infamous incident. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On the trash spot being a blow: “Sh*t man, it was definitely a blow. F*ck yeah. You’re watching and seeing one of your championship belts on your competitor’s show and your former champion dumping it in a trash can. Yeah that was a blow. It sucked. That hurt, and when you go back and look at monumental moments in the history of the Monday Night Wars, it’s gonna be one of the top five. It’s not No. 1 – I think that No. 1 is probably the first time Razor showing up, Lex showing up, and Hogan’s turn. But when you look at all of that, this was a big move. This was a big move, and it was a slap in the face and it was a kick in the balls because we didn’t see that one coming. We should have but didn’t.”
On Vince McMahon’s reaction: “I don’t know how Vince found out. I think he was more pissed off at himself and just the process or procedure or whatever the hell that wasn’t done with Madusa being out of contract and not getting everything back from her. There are so many things that could’ve been done better, and I think Vince takes all of that personally and puts it on himself. It doesn’t matter where the breakdown came or what the breakdown was, I’m sure he took it very personal and was like, ‘Son of a b*tch. We should’ve been better.’ And we should’ve been better.”
On WCW not capitalizing on that moment: “Tell me how WCW capitalized on that? Because I don’t remember them doing sh*t with the women after that. I don’t remember them capitalizing on Madusa at all after that. Again, I don’t think there were enough females at the time to have a big division, and it was something we moved away from at the time. There sure as hell wasn’t the caliber of athlete that would come along 20 years later. So, yeah, I don’t know that there was a regret for that. It was just a change in business philosophy.”
On how Madusa was most likely told to do that spot by Eric Bischoff: “There was a lot of that to go around. But here’s the thing – when you look at Madusa, she was doing what someone told her to do. She was going out, she’s now working for another company, and that other company is asking her to do this. And she did it. So, you’ve gotta give the credit to Eric or whoever it was that made that call for her to do it. It was a hell of a strike, so kudos to them for making a hell of a strike and having the balls to do it.”
Check out the complete episode of Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard at WestwoodOnePodcasts.com.
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