• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 3, 1997) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 13: Final Four’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Vader vs. Steve Austin
2. Savio Vega vs. Flash Funk
3. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs. Doug Furnas & Phil La Fon
4. Crush vs. Goldust
5. Triple H vs. Marc Mero
6. The Undertaker & Ahmed Johnson vs. Faarooq & Mankind
• Bruce Prichard Recalls Randy Savage Wanting To Beat Him, If It Was Easy To Work With Hulk Hogan
In this flashback article, we take a look at Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (a.k.a Brother Love) talking about Randy Savage & Hulk Hogan on his podcast.
Below are the highlights:
Host: Going back to Randy (Savage), was he easy to work with? You had mentioned that he’s all business pretty much. Did you ever see any other stuff with Elizabeth as far as like him being very overprotective towards her?
Bruce Prichard: Randy was extremely protective. He was very, very protective… somewhat overprotective, a little bit paranoid but, you know, he was Randy. And again, you look at people how they treat you and how you deal with them. I always got along with Randy.
He wanted to beat me up one night in Las Vegas. And I just looked at him, “Okay, then what? First of all, you’re not getting a cherry. It’s not gonna take you long and after you beat me up, who you’re gonna tell? I mean, really you gonna brag about the thing you beat me up? I mean who couldn’t? Who hasn’t? Like, come on!”
And it diffused a little bit.
He was one of those guys that you could lay something out to him and he could hate it and he’ll tell you he hated it, why he hated it, what he thought he could do to make it better. And then at the end of the day, after all said and done, he would do whatever it is you wanted him to do and do it well.
Host: What about Hulk (Hogan)? How easy was it to work with the Hulk?
Bruce Prichard: Hulk was actually, again kind of same. If you had your reasons and you laid it all out for him and explained it to him and he got it, it was great. But Hulk always had ideas. Hulk was one of those guys that was thinking, you know, three or four opponents down the road.
He was like, “Okay, let’s take care of this guy because he’s gonna be an opponent for me.” So he was always thinking way down the line and taking care of people to get to him because he was a monster. You had to feed the monster. And he was great like that. And as long as you had a plan, as long as you laid everything out for him, it’s a piece of cake. And when he was on, holy sh*t, you couldn’t touch him.
Host: Did Hulk and Randy have trouble doing business together?
Bruce Prichard: Not really. I mean, I think there was later years. Personally. They had their issues and everything.
Host: I’m talking about the big angle where they were tag team partners and all that stuff.
Bruce Prichard: Well see, that was again…you know, I’d love to hear people talk about how we went week to week at the time and different things. And that was a program that was laid out a year in advance and every little nuance all along the line was laid out so that we could come back between that February Main Event and WrestleMania and tell that story so that it makes sense.
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