Bruce Prichard On The Night Raw Beat Nitro For The First Time In 83 Weeks


On a recent episode of his “Something To Wrestle” podcast, Bruce Prichard discussed what it was like being backstage when Raw finally beat Nitro again in the ratings. Here are some of the highlights:

On The Reaction Backstage:

You won’t believe it, but it was great, we were happy, but Vince McMahon was more concerned with just taking care of business and we have to worry about what we are going to do next.

On Why They Won That Night:

It’s funny because, yes, everybody was happy. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t like we weren’t happy about it. There is a realization too that we promoted a match all night long with the owner of the company–a non-wrestler, somebody that has never been in the ring before, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. We didn’t give them the match but it was something they never thought they would have seen before. It was Vince McMahon, an unproven commodity that had never been in that role before, that won the ratings. That story is what really drove that audience all night.

On Whether They Were Surprised That The Ratings Win Was Short Lived:

I don’t know if it was what we expected. Again, it was another day at the office. Business was good, houses were up, so we were moving forward. We saw the needle move and felt confident that when it was all said and done we were going to be back on top.

You can watch this episode of “Something To Wrestle” below:

Credit: Something To Wrestle. H/T WrestlingInc.

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