• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 22, 1990) – Bad News Brown Gets A Present
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an interview segment featuring Bad News Brown, in which he received a gift from Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
You can watch that segment below:
• Bruce Prichard Comments On How Talent Felt About The Original Brand Split
During a recent edition of Something to Wrestle With podcast, Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (a.k.a Brother Love) talked about the original brand split, why it intrigued him, how the talent felt about it & more.
Below are the highlights:
On why he found the brand split idea intriguing:
“The way it was presented to us was intriguing because we had a lot of talent and the way the shows were, one was a cable cast [Monday Night Raw] and the other was broadcast on UPN, that is intriguing in of itself so you had two particularly different audiences to cater to. We were doing shows of what happened on Monday Night Raw was part 2 of what happened on SmackDown and you would catch everybody up on Monday.
This enabled us to slow down and be able to – the talent that was working on Monday wouldn’t have to work on Tuesday and vice versa, so you could have more talent exposed, but you’re not exposing as many people as much; the same people as much because the same guys who were working on Monday Night were working on Tuesday Night on SmackDown. Now you have two separate crews and that was intriguing.”
On how talent felt about the brand split:
“I think everybody was excited about it. To my recollection, everybody was happy as they were saying thank God that we don’t have to have everybody on both shows anymore and excited about the possibilities of giving new guys opportunity because a lot of those guys who were stuck in the middle have the opportunity to step up and have new opportunities on a new show.”
• Two Big Feuds Planned For New SmackDown Live Star?
As seen on last week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Big Cass made his return to WWE programming from injury and he ended the Superstar Shakeup edition of SmackDown Live by laying out Daniel Bryan with a Big Boot.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE might be planning two feuds for Big Cass – with Daniel Bryan & WWE Champion AJ Styles.
With that being said, Big Cass might defeat Bryan so that he can move up to feud with AJ Styles, while Daniel Bryan on the other hand has already been scheduled for matches with The Miz at Live Events.