Posted By James Walsh on 04/16/17
Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard recently had Prichard talking about The Undertaker’s early years in WWE, and how Vince McMahon likes a challenge. Below are some highlights (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).
Prichard on The Undertaker’s early feud with Ultimate Warrior and Warrior being tough to work with: “Taker just wanted to get along and Taker was happy to be in a top spot and it was a top spot working with Ultimate Warrior. It was a big angle. It was a big deal. Taker was simply was happy to be there, I guess, and he just wanted to do whatever he needed to do to get along and make it work. But I think you’d be hard pressed to find anybody that said they really enjoyed working with Warrior. It was, ‘he was stiff’, ‘he was sloppy’, but Taker was a double-tough son of a b—h, especially back in those days.”
Prichard on how The Undertaker and Charles Wright (Papa Shango/The Godfather) were already friends when they started working together: “Well, they both started down in Dallas and they trained together. They shared a lot of common interests as far as motorcycles and gentlemen’s establishments, so they just kind of hit it off and were friends from day one.” Prichard recalled, “we had some good times back in the day. Undertaker was quite the connoisseur and there was a time, man, he knew exactly where to go and everybody knew him and he could walk in and be escorted right to the back, to the VIP section of the bar and nobody would mess with you and we had a lot of fun back in the day.”