• Bruce Prichard On Why WWE Never Signed “The Next Undertaker”
During an episode of his ‘Something To Wrestle With’ podcast, WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard revealed the reason why the WWE never signed former TNA Wrestler Judas Mesias, now known as Ricky Banderas, who several years ago was widely considered to have the potential to become “the next Undertaker”.
Banderas currently wrestles as Mil Muertes for MLW, but was most famously wrestled for TNA as Judas Mesias in 2007 and 2008, feuding with his kayfabe brother Abyss and managed by their kayfabe father James Mitchell (James Vandenberg).
Here’s what Prichard said:
“I did not work with Ricky in TNA. I worked with Ricky in Puerto Rico, in Mexico, and even in Japan, I believe, with Víctor Quiñones.
Ricky was a Victor guy. Victor got booked all over the world and great, great guy.
We brought Ricky in for a couple of tryouts, and it just didn’t really, you know. Different style, let’s just put it that way.
A completely different style and a different philosophy and how they would go about the business: but, you know, you look at the stuff he has done now, and hey, good for him.”
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Droz (Real name: Darren Drozdov) celebrates his 52nd birthday today.
He was first called “Puke”, because he could vomit on demand, as famously presented in the infamous documentary “Beyond the Mat”.
During his 1998-1999 WWF stint, Droz became a member of The Legion of Doom, joining Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk.
He suffered a career-ending injury in a match against D’Lo Brown on October 5, 1999 and is unfortunately wheelchair-bound ever since.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DROZ!