• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (July 6, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Fully Loaded 1998: In Your House’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Brawl 4 All: Savio Vega vs. Brakkus
2. Ken Shamrock vs. Jeff Jarrett
3. Bradshaw vs. Vader
4. D.O.A. vs. The Headbangers
5. D-Lo Brown vs. Terry Funk
6. Brawl 4 All: Darren Drozdov vs. Road Warrior Hawk
7. Val Venis vs. Dustin Runnels
8. Ken Shamrock vs. Mabel
9. No.1 Contenders Match: The Undertaker vs. Mankind
• Bruce Prichard Reveals Something About Vince McMahon That Fans Don’t Get To Hear
During an episode of Something To Wrestle podcast, Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard discussed Vince McMahon’s attitude during the 1994 steroid trial.
Below is what Prichard said:
“Everybody likes to say bad sh*t about Vince McMahon and I’m often painted as a Vince McMahon apologist, but when you look at the facts, and when you get down to the nitty gritty, I like to share the story that Jerry McDevitt shared with us, and Jerry McDevitt was Vince’s attorney throughout all of this, still is.
McDevitt tells a story of during this very time period, where everything was coming down, it seemed every day we were hit with what’s next, another bombshell, another bombshell, well this one’s coming down the pike, this guy’s suing you for this, this guy’s suing you for that, this one’s doing this, and McDevitt and Vince had been at the office all day long and it had been a late night, and they’re coming out of Vince’s office, and Nick the janitor was in the hallway. And all Vince wanted to do was get the hell out of the office, he and McDevitt were done, they wanted to get out, and when Vince saw Nick there, Vince sat there and talked to Nick for 20 minutes about his wife who was going through some hard times at home.
There was nothing more important to Vince at that point, than Nick and his family. All the sh*t that was raining down on him and Vince just sat there and put his briefcase down and sat down and bullsh*tted with Nick the janitor, who had been with the company a few years, great guy, and that’s the sh*t that, his world to some people is collapsing all around him, and he’s holding it all up, and still just worried about everybody else.
That’s the sh*t you don’t hear about, that’s the sh*t people go, ‘Ah, yeah, OK, wow, he did that,’ no, that’s the type of sh*t he does everyday, and does it, but you just don’t hear about. And that’s what pains me. You look at this, and they kept heaping all this, but Nick the janitor would never know that. All he knew was Vince McMahon, at 11:30, 12:00 at night, while he’s in cleaning the office, sat down and talked with him and made him feel better for that day.
So, yes, there was sh*t after sh*t after sh*t every day that came on us and I would probably say wore on us, I know it wore on Vince, but he was never going to let it show. He would always be the one to reassure us, ‘Just put your head down, let’s get through it. We know what the facts are, if we stay with the facts, we stay with what’s happening, we take care of our business, everything else is going to take care of itself. So let’s muster through and do what we have to do. If we have to pay our dues, we pay our dues, and we move the fuck on.’ And that’s what we did.”