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7. Brother Love Reveals How He Managed To Be Vince McMahon’s “Right Hand Man” For 25 Years, On His Final Segment With The Undertaker

During a recent appearance on The Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling podcast, “Brother Love” Bruce Prichard talked about working with The Undertaker, his final segment with The Phenom, working with Vince McMahon for almost 25 years & more. Below are the highlights:

On how he managed to be Vince McMahon’s “Right Hand Man” for 25 years and how he would disagree to Vince’s ideas:

“I’ll tell you what he used to say and it was there was nobody who disagreed with him more. Which is kind of funny because a lot of people always classify someone who has been there that long as a kiss-a$$. I have a completely different viewpoint of the business than Vince does and a lot of opinions we share I think over the years we grew to kind of think the same way on some things. For the most part, I disagreed with him a lot and would disagree to with him to his face and we had a lot of knockdown-drag outs. I learned through the years how to travel through those land mines of arguments and Pat Patterson had said to me that I should maybe choose my words a little better and I incorporated the two most important words in my vocabulary which are “what if”. So instead of saying something sucks and your idea is horrible to just think about it for a minute, try it on and offer an alternative as “what if” we did it this way and it is a lot more palatable than that sucks. He never had to wonder where I stood on something. I’d tell him point blank and never had to sugarcoat it.”

On being proud of The Undertaker’s success in the business:

“I saw him as a huge star and someone that would really be big but I don’t think anybody anticipated the icon status that he’s achieved. That is all him and I am extremely proud of him and very proud to be associated with that legacy. That is something I point to with pride and pretty happy to be a part of.”

On his final appearance as Brother Love and reuniting with The Undertaker:

“When I hung it up in 91, I never thought of coming back. I always looked at it as he had a great run and there was 3 1/2 years where he was on every single television show every week. No matter how good the character is that can be tedious. He needed a rest and needed to go on the shelf. I think there was a part of me that definitely wanted to come back with that character but it had to be the right time and the right place and usually it was somebody else to pitch it and I think in certain situations it worked and the last time I did anything I was with The Undertaker coming out of a box and to me that is one of the greatest Brother Love performances I ever did for a variety of reasons. One is getting to work with The Undertaker in that role as an adversarial and it was the first time that my kids ever got to see me on TV. I jumped in his arms and refused to let go. He just stood there and said to me: ‘I ain’t holding you.’ And I thought ‘DAMN!’ And I finally gave up.”

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