Bruce Prichard Comments on WWE’s Backstage Issues During the End of the Original XFL
A recent episode of the Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard podcast had Prichard discuss a variety of wrestling-related topics, including the chaotic behind-the-scenes issues in WWE during the ending of the original XFL’s inaugural season in 2001.
“Yeah, I think that Vince is one of those people that the more he has going on in some regards, the better he can be. At this time, there was so much shit going on and he was involved in every single bit of it. It was chaotic. I mean, it was just crazy because we’re trying to take care of our shows in the middle of all this shit. You know, you’ve got XFL games going on and by this time I was so far removed from the XFL, if you mentioned the word football to me, I probably would have popped. So I was so far out of it and so far away from it, I didn’t want to know.
We were you know, we were we were in the forefront and WrestleMania was in front of us. And on the wrestling side of things, that’s what we were focusing on, and in the middle of it, we got thrown the monkey wrench with, oh, by the way, we need to go down to Panama City and produce the last Nitro. ‘Oh, shit. Okay.’ And by the way, we’ve got WrestleMania coming up. And in the middle of getting to the biggest show of the year, you have all this other shit going on. The XFL, for us, was [a mindset of] get them through their big game at the end of the year and we’ll see what happens at the end. You’ll let us know. But I don’t know that anybody was that dug in on the XFL from our side, especially like myself, Michael Hayes, and Brian Gewirtz, who had experienced it firsthand. We were like, ‘thank you, God! Get us out.'”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
ROH Announces New Match for Supercard of Honor XIV and New Signings
During tonight’s Free Enterprise event in Baltimore, Maryland, Marty Scurll announced a new match for the card of Ring of Honor’s Supercard of Honor XIV event on April 4th in Lakeland, Florida:
– ROH World Champion PCO vs. NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis
ROH recently announced that Maria Manic will be appearing at their Supercard of Honor XIV event in Lakeland, Florida.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Impact Wrestling announced that the card of their TNA: There’s No Place Like Home event will feature the return of the King Of The Mountain match. TNA: There’s No Place Like Home takes place on April 3rd in Tampa, Florida.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they generated a paid attendance of 11,411 for their The New Beginning in Osaka 2020 event earlier today in Osaka, Japan.
Major League Wrestling reportedly generated an attendance of around 1,000 for their Fightland 2020 event last Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Josh Barnett announced that Ken Shamrock and ESPN’s Max Bretos will be the commentary team for Game Changer Wrestling’s Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport III event on April 2nd in Tampa, Florida.
Westside Xtreme Wrestling announced that Lio Rush will be making an appearance for the company at their 16 Carat Gold 2020 tournament on March 6-8 in Oberhausen, Germany.