Bruce Prichard Talks WWE Having Talks With Sting In 1988 To Sign
WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW and TNA legend Sting spent his whole prime away from WWE, and didn’t signal with WWE till 2014. Now with AEW, Sting spent the 80s and 90s with WCW, changing into the face of the corporate. When WCW went out of enterprise, as an alternative of leaping ship to WWE, Sting grew to become the face of TNA.
On the newest episode of Something to Wrestle With, present RAW and SmackDown govt director Bruce Prichard spoke about AEW wrestler Sting and the opportunity of him signing in WWE previously. Prichard stated Sting had loads of talks with WWE to return over at sure occasions however it simply by no means occurred.
“We had talks in 1988,” Prichard stated. “We had talks at completely different occasions about ‘Hey Steve, would you be interested in coming over?’ They simply by no means actually materialized past that.
“At the same time we had [The Ultimate Warrior] and I believe Vince looked at it as ‘I’ve got Warrior, what do I need another Warrior for?’ I think Sting kind of looked at it like that. Warrior’s doing our gimmick up there, I’ll do it down there and there was a comfort, there was a comfort with WCW and Sting.”
Sting and The Ultimate Warrior obtained their begin as a tag crew referred to as The Freedom Fighters and spent years collectively till they had been working comparable gimmicks for various corporations.
While speaking on the podcast, Prichard additionally talked about his boss Vince McMahon being one of many hardest working folks on this planet. Prichard had spent many years in WWE, leaving the corporate throughout completely different durations, and was requested if he ever noticed his boss take a trip.
“Had a what?” Prichard stated. “I couldn’t even begin to guess. [Going to live shows] is his relaxation, yes.”
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