Bruce Prichard Discusses Early Talks Between Sting And WWE

Bruce Prichard Discusses Early Talks Between Sting And WWE

On the latest episode of Something to Wrestle With, current RAW and SmackDown executive director Bruce Prichard spoke about Sting and the possibility of him signing in WWE in the past.

Prichard said Sting had plenty of talks with WWE to come over at certain times but it just never happened.

“We had talks in 1988,” Prichard said. “We had talks at different times about ‘Hey Steve, would you be interested in coming over?’ They just never really materialized beyond that.

“At the same time we had [The Ultimate Warrior] and I believe Vince looked at it as ‘I’ve got Warrior, what do I need another Warrior for?’ I think Sting kind of looked at it like that. Warrior’s doing our gimmick up there, I’ll do it down there and there was a comfort, there was a comfort with WCW and Sting.”

Sting and The Ultimate Warrior got their start as a tag team called The Freedom Fighters and spent years together until they were working similar gimmicks for different companies.

While talking on the podcast, Prichard also talked about his boss Vince McMahon being one of the hardest working people in the world. Prichard had spent decades in WWE, leaving the company during different periods, and was asked if he ever saw his boss take a vacation.

“Had a what?” Prichard said. “I couldn’t even begin to guess. [Going to live shows] is his relaxation, yes.”

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