Bruce Prichard

Bruce Prichard Recalls Steve Austin Refusing To Work With Jeff Jarrett

Why didn’t “Stone Cold” Steve Austin want to work with Jeff Jarrett when he came over to WWE from WCW?

During a recent episode of his “Something To Wrestle” podcast, longtime WWE behind-the-scenes executive Bruce Prichard reflected on this subject as he remembered it.

Featured below is an excerpt from the show where he touches on this topic with his thoughts.

“I don’t know that he does get a pass, and I don’t know that when you say [Steve] refused to work with people – I don’t know that he ever refused to work with people. Steve didn’t want to work with people for certain reasons and I think his reasons were valid in many respects. When it came to Jarrett, he didn’t feel Jeff was over. Russo wanted Jeff to come in because he was coming in from WCW, and all of a sudden, he should come in and work with Steve immediately. Steve didn’t feel, nor by the way did anyone else, feel that Jeff was ready for that. Just because you’re coming from WCW? You didn’t do anything there, but you’re coming in here and gonna go right on top with the top guy? No. Steve didn’t feel that was right.”

Check out the complete episode of the show at H/T to 411 Mania for transcribing the above quotes.


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