WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

Bruce Prichard Discusses WWF Higher Power Storyline, Who It Was Originally Meant To Be

Posted By: Ben Jordan Kerin on Jul 03, 2019

Bruce Prichard Discusses WWF Higher Power Storyline, Who It Was Originally Meant To Be

On the latest edition of Something to Wrestle, Bruce Prichard discussed the Higher Power storyline prior to the WWF King of the Ring 1999. He discussed Vince McMahon shooting down the idea of Christopher Daniels being revealed as the Higher Power and eventually McMahon selecting himself for the role. Below are the highlights, transcribed by 411Mania.com.

On Vince turning down the idea of Christopher Daniels:

“Shit. Well Russo is getting credit for this one, folks. This is the one where you go back to the old Christopher Daniels. Vince Russo had had the idea of using Christopher Daniels as the Fallen Angel to be the Higher Power until I think Vince actually saw him and was like, ‘What the hell? How is he gonna work with Undertaker? How is he gonna do this?’ And all this other shit. Based on size. Chris is a hell of a talent, hell of a worker, but it was just based on everything else. Didn’t really match up.”

On the writers being stuck on the Higher Power’s identity as a result:

“So, they got stuck. And this is my synopsis now that they got stuck and go, ‘Okay, what do we do now?’ I don’t think that they really had an answer for a while. Who the hell are we gonna use as the Higher Power then? We’re in this story about a Higher Power. Everything’s revolving around it. It’s like the Black Scorpion in WCW. That’s exactly what I compared it to. Here you had, originally it was going to be Dave Sheldon or Al Perez. All these different guys were going to be the Black Scorpion. And they had different guys go all over the country and wrestle as the Black Scorpion against Sting for a period of time but it ends up…ah it’s Ric Flair. Because they had nothing else. They realized that Al Perez isn’t gonna work, Sheldon’s not gonna work, this guy’s not gonna work, that guy’s not gonna work, and that’s what happened to us here.”

On deciding to go with Vince McMahon:

“It got to the point where you have a McMahon-Austin storyline that is so strong, whatever that character is better be stronger than that Mr. McMahon character that was created. And I think it just came down to ‘It’s a swerve bro! It’s a swerve! It’s been you all along!’ And the problem with that swerve shit a lot of times is you have to go back now and rationalize some of the shit you did. Because even if it is a swerve, there’s certain things you wouldn’t have done if you were really in power. And that just got really, really, really convoluted. But it just ended up being, ‘Okay it’s Vince. He’s the Higher Power. He’s pulled another one over on Austin. He pulled Austin into the fold and he duped him, by God!’ And now you’re next chapter instead of a new book.”

On the angle still being a surprise:

“Well goddamn it’s still a surprise when I get fuckin’ pad thai instead of pad see ew from Door Dash but I don’t know if it was a good surprise. To me, my reaction was a groan. It was time for something new. It was time for a turn. It was time for introducing a new character and moving on and trying to come up with something different at the time. So it was done as well as it absolutely possibly could have been done in my opinion because you were stuck. You were sitting there, you had promised a reveal, you gave them a reveal but it was maybe not the reveal that they were really looking for. And to some people that may have disgusted them a little bit to say, ‘That’s it? That’s the reveal?’ And that was the reveal."

 

.: Join our NEW Wrestling Forum :. 
««« WNS Forum »»»

Tags: #wwe #bruce prichard #vince mcmahon
https://wrestlr.me/58255/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Apr 01
AEW Registers Two New Trademarks
AEW has registered for the application of two new trademarks and one has got people talking. All Elite Wrestling registered trademarks on March 26, 2020, for "Best Summer Ever" and "Death Triangle." [...]
Apr 01 - AEW has registered for the application of two new trademarks and one has got people talking. All Elite Wrestling registered trademarks on March 26, 2020, for "Best Summer Ever" and "Death Triangle." [...]
Apr 01
Michelle McCool's Nephew Passes Away Aged 18
Former WWE superstar Michelle McCool has revealed on social media that her nephew has sadly passed away. She posted a heartfelt tribute but did not reveal details of his death. She posted: "I&rsqu[...]
Apr 01 - Former WWE superstar Michelle McCool has revealed on social media that her nephew has sadly passed away. She posted a heartfelt tribute but did not reveal details of his death. She posted: "I&rsqu[...]
Apr 01
WWE Superstars Worried About Future Of Their Jobs
WWE Superstars are reportedly worried about their futures with the company amind the coronavirus pandemic. According to WrestlingNews.co, there are some in WWE who feel the company will make budget cu[...]
Apr 01 - WWE Superstars are reportedly worried about their futures with the company amind the coronavirus pandemic. According to WrestlingNews.co, there are some in WWE who feel the company will make budget cu[...]
Apr 01
WWE WrestleMania 36 Pay-Per-View Runtime Revealed
Ahead of this weekend’s WrestleMania 36 pay-per-view, the run-time for the two-night event has been revealed. On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be a 1-hour Kickoff Show with the main PPV [...]
Apr 01 - Ahead of this weekend’s WrestleMania 36 pay-per-view, the run-time for the two-night event has been revealed. On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be a 1-hour Kickoff Show with the main PPV [...]
Apr 01
Triple H Glad He Isn't Competing At WWE WrestleMania 36
In a recent interview on ESPN SportsCenter, Triple H discussed not having a match at this weekend’s WrestleMania 36 PPV and why he is thankful for that. "Right now, I’m a full-time offi[...]
Apr 01 - In a recent interview on ESPN SportsCenter, Triple H discussed not having a match at this weekend’s WrestleMania 36 PPV and why he is thankful for that. "Right now, I’m a full-time offi[...]
Apr 01
BREAKING: WWE WrestleMania 36 Extended To Two-WEEK Event To Combat Coronavirus
In an unprecedented move, the WWE has chosen to extend their annual WrestleMania event into a two-week show, to help the fight against the COVID-19 Coronavirus. WrestleMania, which has traditionally [...]
Apr 01 - In an unprecedented move, the WWE has chosen to extend their annual WrestleMania event into a two-week show, to help the fight against the COVID-19 Coronavirus. WrestleMania, which has traditionally [...]
Apr 01
IMPACT Wrestling Signs Kylie Rae to Long-Term Contract
IMPACT Wrestling has announced that they have signed independent star Kylie Rae to a long-term contract: BREAKING: @IamKylieRae has signed a long-term contract with IMPACT Wrestling! #IMPACTonAXSTV[...]
Apr 01 - IMPACT Wrestling has announced that they have signed independent star Kylie Rae to a long-term contract: BREAKING: @IamKylieRae has signed a long-term contract with IMPACT Wrestling! #IMPACTonAXSTV[...]
Mar 31
WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan Suffers Torn Bicep
Hulk Hogan revealed on Twitter that he has suffered an injury. Hogan had recently been preparing for the 2020 Hall Of Fame ceremony in which the nWo was set to be inducted but due to the Coronavirus [...]
Mar 31 - Hulk Hogan revealed on Twitter that he has suffered an injury. Hogan had recently been preparing for the 2020 Hall Of Fame ceremony in which the nWo was set to be inducted but due to the Coronavirus [...]
Mar 31
AEW Reveals The First Two Matches In TNT Championship Tournament
AEW revealed it would announce the competitors in the bracket starting today, March 31. Rivalries renew as Cody Rhodes will be facing Shawn Spears while Sammy Guevara will be [...]
Mar 31 - AEW revealed it would announce the competitors in the bracket starting today, March 31. Rivalries renew as Cody Rhodes will be facing Shawn Spears while Sammy Guevara will be [...]
Mar 31
Dark Side Of The Ring Producer Evan Husney Says That He's Proud Of The New Jack Episode
Dark Side of The Ring producer Evan Husney is ready to give fans a different perspective when it comes to all the remaining episodes of season two. Husney spoke with WrestleZone, and he shared s[...]
Mar 31 - Dark Side of The Ring producer Evan Husney is ready to give fans a different perspective when it comes to all the remaining episodes of season two. Husney spoke with WrestleZone, and he shared s[...]
Mar 31
AEW Announces Kenny Omega Vs Trent
AEW has announced Trent vs. Kenny Omega in singles action for this week's Dynamite episode on TNT. AEW also announced that Jim Ross, Taz and Excalibur will stream a live post-show recap of&[...]
Mar 31 - AEW has announced Trent vs. Kenny Omega in singles action for this week's Dynamite episode on TNT. AEW also announced that Jim Ross, Taz and Excalibur will stream a live post-show recap of&[...]
Mar 31
WWE Reportedly Cancelling April Events Due To Coronavirus Pandemic
Now it looks like all WWE events for the month of April have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that the WWE Performance Center tapings will likely continue.  WWE taped re[...]
Mar 31 - Now it looks like all WWE events for the month of April have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that the WWE Performance Center tapings will likely continue.  WWE taped re[...]
Mar 31
Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System Vs WWE Lawsuit Dismissed
The Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System vs. WWE lawsuit has been dismissed. The lawsuit, filed in the Court of Chancery in Delaware, was voluntarily dismissed on March 10,[...]
Mar 31 - The Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System vs. WWE lawsuit has been dismissed. The lawsuit, filed in the Court of Chancery in Delaware, was voluntarily dismissed on March 10,[...]
Mar 31
Montez Ford's Flip Dive Was Improvised
This Monday's episode of RAW saw WWE NXT Superstar Austin Theory make his main roster debut. Theory teamed with Angel Garza and Seth Rollins for a six-man loss to&nb[...]
Mar 31 - This Monday's episode of RAW saw WWE NXT Superstar Austin Theory make his main roster debut. Theory teamed with Angel Garza and Seth Rollins for a six-man loss to&nb[...]
Mar 31
This Week's RAW Garners Lowest Viewership Of The Year
Monday Night RAW drew an average of 1.924 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily. This is down 4% from last week's 2.006 million viewers for the second Performance Center epi[...]
Mar 31 - Monday Night RAW drew an average of 1.924 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily. This is down 4% from last week's 2.006 million viewers for the second Performance Center epi[...]
Mar 31
Rhino On His Favorite TNA Memories
Rhino did an interview with Wrestling Inc, and that had aired as part of their episode today. This happened on their podcast called The Wrestling Inc Daily.  Rhino will be facing oVe's Madman Fu[...]
Mar 31 - Rhino did an interview with Wrestling Inc, and that had aired as part of their episode today. This happened on their podcast called The Wrestling Inc Daily.  Rhino will be facing oVe's Madman Fu[...]
Mar 31
AEW Are Now Doing TV Tapings From An Undisclosed Location
AEW are no longer taping AEW Dark and Dynamite from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida, according to a new report from F4Wonline.com. AEW has moved their tapings to an undisclosed [...]
Mar 31 - AEW are no longer taping AEW Dark and Dynamite from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida, according to a new report from F4Wonline.com. AEW has moved their tapings to an undisclosed [...]
Mar 31
LISTEN: Jim Cornette's Drive Thru - Episode 133
The following is the description of Episode 133 of Jim Cornette's Drive Thru: "This week on the Drive Thru, Jim answers YOUR questions about Roman Reigns, Brodie Lee, Fritz Von Erich, CM Punk,[...]
Mar 31 - The following is the description of Episode 133 of Jim Cornette's Drive Thru: "This week on the Drive Thru, Jim answers YOUR questions about Roman Reigns, Brodie Lee, Fritz Von Erich, CM Punk,[...]
Mar 31
Official Preview for Tonight's TNA One Night Only Special Following IMPACT Wrestling
The following is the official preview for tonight's TNA: One Night Only special that will immediately follow IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV, courtesy of ImpactWrestling.com:   Before [...]
Mar 31 - The following is the official preview for tonight's TNA: One Night Only special that will immediately follow IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV, courtesy of ImpactWrestling.com:   Before [...]
Mar 31
Official Preview for Tonight's IMPACT Wrestling (03/31/2020)
The following is the official card line-up for tonight's edition of IMPACT Wrestling, courtesy of ImpactWresting.com: IMPACT! emanates from the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia this Tuesday [...]
Mar 31 - The following is the official card line-up for tonight's edition of IMPACT Wrestling, courtesy of ImpactWresting.com: IMPACT! emanates from the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia this Tuesday [...]
Mar 31
WWE to Air 2K20 Video Game Simulations Called "Dream Match Mania" on Thursday
The following comes from WWE.com: Have you ever wanted to see Roman Reigns take on The Rock? Sasha Banks throw down with Trish Stratus? Then you won’t want to miss WWE Dream Match Mania this [...]
Mar 31 - The following comes from WWE.com: Have you ever wanted to see Roman Reigns take on The Rock? Sasha Banks throw down with Trish Stratus? Then you won’t want to miss WWE Dream Match Mania this [...]
Mar 31
WWE and FOX Sports Team Up for Massive Slate of Programming
The following comes from WWE.com: WWE and FOX Sports have teamed up to offer a new slate of action-packed programming to viewers with 22 hours of timeless WWE content to air on Tuesday nights this [...]
Mar 31 - The following comes from WWE.com: WWE and FOX Sports have teamed up to offer a new slate of action-packed programming to viewers with 22 hours of timeless WWE content to air on Tuesday nights this [...]
Mar 31
Montez Ford Hints At Horrific Injury During Latest Edition Of Monday Night RAW
WWE RAW Tag Team Champion Montez Ford has hinted at a possibly horrific injury he suffered during the WrestleMania go-home edition of Monday Night RAW.  On this week's show, Ford and Angelo Dawk[...]
Mar 31 - WWE RAW Tag Team Champion Montez Ford has hinted at a possibly horrific injury he suffered during the WrestleMania go-home edition of Monday Night RAW.  On this week's show, Ford and Angelo Dawk[...]
Mar 31
Uodated WWE WrestleMania 36 Card
WWE WrestleMania 36 is this weekend, and due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, this year's show will be much different than others, hosted without a live crowd over a two-day period.  As of last nigh[...]
Mar 31 - WWE WrestleMania 36 is this weekend, and due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, this year's show will be much different than others, hosted without a live crowd over a two-day period.  As of last nigh[...]

© 2006-2020 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π