During a recent edition of Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard, WWF Veteran Brother Love (a.k.a Bruce Prichard) talked about the time when Vince McMahon was worried about The Big Show dying at a young age and what Vince did to make sure that doesn’t happen. Below is the story:
“Vince was very concerned that if Big Show didn’t take care of himself, he would die at a young age. He didn’t want that to happen. He really wanted this guy to have a career and for him to be healthy because he already has one strike against him. He wasn’t doing it and Vince felt like the only way Big Show would take it seriously is if we sent him back down to OVW.
There wasn’t any final straw. It was a combination of things and it was the effort over a few weeks with Big Show where we saw he came back not in shape and his cardio was horrible. You would get the lip-service, ‘I’m eating healthy. I’m eating chicken breasts and dry pasta and salad and vegetables. I quit smoking.’ And then, he’d be out by the production truck having a smoke with Krispy Kreme donuts. Vince had just had it and it wasn’t one match or one night or anything like that. It was a culmination of Show not being able to perform at the level we were looking for him to perform at.”
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