Talk is Jericho Recap w/ Bruce Prichard – Working With Vince McMahon, Development of Mantaur Character, Return at RAW25, More!
Jericho welcomes Bruce Prichard to the show.
Prichard talks about the night Hulk Hogan lost the WWE Title due to the iconic referee switch featuring twin brothers, Dave and Earl Hebner. He informs that he talked to Vince McMahon backstage before the show but he didn’t want to know how the Title switch was going to happen. He watched that unfold as a fan like the rest of us and after seeing how everything played out he was shocked. He then realized that he had been talking to Earl Hebner earlier in the day when he thought it was Dave he was speaking to.
Prichard points out that he’s often criticized for the way he tells his stories of the business. He mentions that different people have different versions of each story, simply because the story is coming from a different perspective. It’s like when people get angry because they were “promised” a Title run by Vince McMahon but then it never pans out, when in reality McMahon might have said something like, “I can picture you as Champion someday”.
Jericho points out that even when you are promised a Title run that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. He informs that he was told he was going to defeat Kevin Owens for the Universal Title at WrestleMania 2 years ago, but then everything went down between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg and McMahon made the decision to get the Title involved in that match instead. Jericho wasn’t angry because things change constantly in the wrestling business, and that’s just the way it is.