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Episode 83: Royal Rumble 1998

STONE COLD! STONE COLD! It is one of the best pay per views of all time, at a time where the WWF was at the very top of it's game. Seemingly reeling from the departure of top stars and being "out gunned" by the star power of rival WCW, the WWF emphasized the talent they had on hand: Steve Austin, HBK, Undertaker, Mick Foley and more.. and the wrestling world was never the same. Hear all about this pivotal event, as well Mike Tyson, HBK's infamous farewell tour, Chainsaw Charlie and all...

Duration: 02:41:47

Episode 82: The Rockers & Marty Jannetty

The Rockers have to be the most interesting story of a tag team in the history of WWE! We cover their starts in the business individually, who put Marty and Shawn in the car together for the first time, who they learned from individually, who they wrestled in their first tag match, how they got to the AWA for their first big break, a hilarious casino story that sets the tone for their careers, Gagne's suggestions for them, the inspiration for their name, who they tried to emulate, the ribs...

Duration: 04:16:20

Episode 81: The Creation and Early Days of Raw

Join Bruce and Conrad for a once in a lifetime behind the scenes look at the creation of and the early days of “The longest running episodic program in television history”. Bruce was there on the front lines and has all the stories you did not even know existed and all the answers to the questions You have always had regarding your favorite television show RAW On this fascinating episode of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard ... Bruce Prichard.

Duration: 02:29:37

Episode 80: Vengeance 2001

Who could forget the night Chris Jericho beat the Rock and "Stone Cold" in the same night? Bruce and Conrad discuss that fateful night and the entire build up to get there including the end of the "Invasion" angle, the Rock-Austin politics, bringing Ric Flair back, the hilarious story about Vince's reaction on TV to Flair being his partner, bringing Jerry Lawler back, the rumors that Bruce slept with Stephanie, the allegations that the WWF artificially inflated the price of their stock,...

Duration: 02:39:31

Episode 79: Goldust

The Two-Time Podcast of the Year is back with one of the most controversial characters in wrestling history, Goldust! Did Dusty politic to use Dustin in 1990? What did Vince say when Dustin asked for his release in 1991? What was Bruce and Pat's idea for Dustin in 1993? Who kept Dustin from being a main eventer in 93? How did the signing in 95 happen? You won't believe the influences for Goldust. How did the character come together? Who put the initial vignettes together? What made the...

Duration: 05:05:11

Episode 78: Edge in the WWE

The SI Podcast of the Year is back with FIVE hours of Edge! But first we discuss which WWF Superstar the Steiners used as a human urinal and who they shot in the locker room. Yes, they shot a guy. We cover the early days of Edge extensively including growing up a wrestling fan, how he started training, who Edge compared himself to on the indies, why Ron Hutchison doesn't get more credit, how Bret Hart helped Edge early on, living with Dynamite Kid's ex wife, more detail than ever before...

Duration: 05:03:59

Episode 77: The Steiners and Big Poppa Pump in the WWF

Rick and Scott Steiner formed arguably the greatest tag team in WCW history, and certainly have a place among the all time greats, but what is the story with their run with WWE? Learn about the plan to push Scott to the moon as a single star, what kept Vince from getting on board, their quick ascent to the title, and the reasons for their short run in the WWF. Conrad and Bruce also cover the entire run of Big Poppa Pump in the WWE; including why he was an ideal adversary for Triple H at...

Duration: 03:22:06

Episode 76: Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Nobody has a story like Jake Roberts. His family life has become somewhat of an urban legend in wrestling so Bruce and Conrad address the rumor and innuendo surrounding Grizzly Smith. They also detail Jake's rise in the business outside of the WWF, how the character was developed, Jake's interest in booking, his unique promo style, the DDT on the floor that took Steamboat out of commission, why the Hogan feud never happened, who created the DDT, how to properly take it, protecting a...

Duration: 03:54:31

Episode 75: Survivor Series 1987

Your new Thanksgiving tradition continues! An early release of Something To Wrestle featuring Bruce and Conrad providing a rare "watch-along" running commentary episode on the inaugural Survivor Series PPV 30 "Turkey Days " ago! There were some kinks to work out for sure, and the guys talk about all of them. As an event designed to get everybody "on the card", there are an unbelievable amount of Hall of Famers to talk about as well as Bam Bam Bigelow, Danny Davis, the real reason for...

Duration: 03:08:18

Episode 74: Survivor Series 2002

It goes without saying that 2002 was a crazy year for the WWE. In this episode we discuss the first brand split fizzling, the way the boys felt about it, who created Katie Vick, how the funeral segment was shot, the fallout from the angle, why they got rid of the Intercontinental title, the Lennox Lewis vs. Brock Lesnar PPV, Undertaker missing a PPV main event, was Kevin Nash milking the quad injury, Stephanie discussing her sex life with Triple H on Howard Stern, Regal's rep as an office...

Duration: 03:15:30

Episode 73: Bret Hart’s 96/97

The business was changing in 1996 and Bret Hart was at the center of it all for the World Wrestling Federation. Bill Watts is out and the decision is made to make Shawn Michaels "the guy." Soon after, Diesel and Razor leave for greener pastures creating a perfect storm for Bret Hart to the subject of the greatest bidding war in the history of the business. Bret stays loyal for less money but finds that this isn't the same WWF he left a year before. How did the Ultimate Warrior potentially...

Duration: 04:44:45

Episode 72: New Age Outlaws

"Oh, you didn't know?!" Bruce and Conrad proudly bring to you three hours about one of the greatest tag teams in the woooooorld, "the Badass" Billy Gunn and "the Roaddog" Jesse James -- the New Age Outlaws! How could the Roadie and Rockabilly ever possibly compete for screen time with Stone Cold, the Rock, Triple H, the Undertaker, Mankind, and a locker room filled with Hall of Famers? Bruce explains how an unlikely pairing became bonafide superstars during the biggest boom in wrestling...

Duration: 03:49:38

Episode 71: The Rock 1997-1998

Do You smell what The Rock is cooking? In one of our most requested topics ever, Bruce tells you the inside story of the ascent of the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. From Flex Cavana to Rocky Maivia, to 'FINALLY' discovering his true self as "The Rock", the journey of Duane Johnson is covered with backstage insight, never before heard stories, and answers to the questions you have always had about pie eating jabroni beating icon. Join Conrad and Bruce as they give you an...

Duration: 03:19:00

Episode 70: Doink the Clown

Who thought of the idea of an "evil clown" character? Who in the WWE dreamed of joining the circus as a kid? Where does a cartoon character fit into all of this? What movie did Bruce and Pat have Vince watch to understand the idea? How did Jim Johnston create the theme? We break down Jim's creative process with Vince, how Vince pitched Matt Borne on the character, the potential WrestleMania ideas, Crush in Hawaii, backlash from a neck injury angle right after a real life situation in the...

Duration: 02:28:00

Episode 69: No Mercy 1999

Bruce and Conrad discuss the Fall of 1999 for the WWF for three hours! The company going public, how Russo walking out changed the company forever, what Ed did, how Gerwitz and Blancha fit in, hurting Vince's feelings, why the company ran UK PPVs, a hilarious Gorilla story, Steve Phillips, running the Georgia Dome, the Big Show's father's funeral, booking dog crap angles, Jarrett walking out, the rattlesnake bite angle, the Bulldog in dog crap, Austin on Nash Bridges, how Lita came in,...

Duration: 03:15:19

Episode 68: IYH: Badd Blood 1997

Join Bruce and Conrad as they discuss the WWF in the Fall of 1997 and one of the most notable In Your House PPVs of all time: Badd Blood! They discuss the origins of the Kane character, whose idea it was, the inspiration for ripping off the cage door, who invented Hell in a Cell, what Taker and HBK thought of working together, Owen 3:16, Cactus Jack's WWF debut, stunning Vince, Shawn changing the finish at One Night Only to win the European Title, the first time we saw DX, the...

Duration: 03:09:53

Episode 67: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan

The Brain, Weasel, whatever you called him we all agree he was the greatest manager of all time. Bruce and Conrad discuss Bobby getting into the business, the controversy of leaving the AWA for the WWF, managing the Heenan Family, working with Vince, hilarious one-liners, why he stopped managing, how Onita (yes Onita) changed his career forever, why he only managed Flair for a couple weeks, why he left the WWF, why he never came back, and more details on "Bobby Heenan Jr." If you haven't...

Duration: 03:32:25

Episode 66: Unforgiven 1999

A touching tribute to Bobby "the Brain" Heenan kicks off a three hour breakdown of all things WWF in September/October 1999. Vince McMahon had just won the WWF Championship, Triple H had just gotten his first world title win too, and now the Undertaker and Austin are out of the main event. Bulldog is back just a few months after Owen passed away, the refs are on strike, Jericho and Dudleyz are making their WWF PPV debuts, the ladies are having a hardcore match, and you'll learn what Vince...

Duration: 03:05:37

Episode 65: Jeff Jarrett in the WWF

"Spend my days working hard on the go" Another four hour episode packed with backstage insight and never before heard stories on the THREE runs Jeff Jarrett had in the WWF. Why was the " Real Double J" angle dropped? Was there heat backstage to Jarrett calling AUSTIN 3:16 blasphemous on RAW? Did JJ "hold up" Vince for money to lose to Chyna? And what is Bruce's never heard before first person account of Jarrett's reaction to McMahon spelling out Jarretts future on the last episode of...

Duration: 04:02:31

Episode 64: "Macho Man" Randy Savage

And the beat goes on! Dig it?! Randy Savage is our longest episode to date, with over four hours covering his career in the WWF. OH YEAH! From the Honky Tonk Man to his exit from the company, we cover all of the "rumor and innuendo" in the danger zone! This episode is too handle to handle and too cold to hold! Snap into it!

Duration: 04:10:01

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