• Vince McMahon Wasn’t A Fan Of Legendary Wrestler’s Promos
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘Something To Wrestle’ podcast, WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (fka Brother Love) talked about the Armageddon 2002 PPV and all the happenings in the weeks leading up to the show.
According to Bruce, WWE promoter Vince McMahon was not exactly a fan of Ric Flair’s promos, which is actually very surprising, considering that The Nature Boy is widely considered one of the best on the microphone in the history of professional wrestling.
Here’s what Prichard said about Mr. McMahon:
“I don’t think he was a big fan of Ric’s promos by any stretch of the imagination.
But also, in this era of Ric being the ‘owner’ or general manager and whatever the hell it was, it was trying to present Ric in a different way, represent a different side of him, a business side of him, and not to be that character that he had been for all those years as a performer. We were looking for a different side of him.
Yeah, he wasn’t (a fan of Ric Flair’s promos). I think that he was a fan of Ric Flair, the person. Especially at the time, he was a fan of the work, and he was a fan of Ric’s, if that makes any sensrice. But I think that, in 2002, he wasn’t a fan of that.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 13, 2018) – Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Passed Away
On this day in 2018, we lost Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Bill Fralic at the age of 56 due to cancer.
Bill Fralic competed in the 20-man WWF/NFL Battle Royal at WWF WrestleMania 2 (1986) but returned years later in 1993 as a participant in the ‘Stars and Stripes Challenge’ aboard the USS-Intrepid, trying to bodyslam the then 550lbs WWF World Heavyweight Champion Yokozuna, but was unscuccessful in doing so.
It’s possible that one day Fralic might be inducted into the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, considering that some celebrities were inducted for doing a lot less in Professional Wrestling.
† REST IN PEACE
October 31, 1962 – December 13, 2018