Bruce Prichard has had the chance to work with many of the top name talents that have come through WWE’s doors during his various stints with the company.
His initial run in the company started in 1987, and the Brother Love character debuted a year later. Prichard famously managed The Undertaker for his debuted at Survivor Series 1990.
Prichard’s first run ended in 1991, although he was to return a year later. Although he made some on-screen appearances, most of his work for the company was backstage until he left again in 2008. During this break he would work for the likes of IMPACT Wrestling and MLW, before returning to WWE in 2018.
This time Prichard was heavily involved in booking decisions, and went on to become Executive Director of both Raw and SmackDown.
On his Something To Wrestle With podcast, Prichard sat down with Conrad Thompson to discuss Unforgiven 2006. That show was headlined by a singles TLC match between Edge and John Cena for the WWE Championship.
Prichard had plenty of praise both for the match and Cena in general, stating that every time he was in the ring you got a good performance.
Every time John would go out, John would have a good match.
John would do everything that he could to have a different match every night and experiment, and not do the same thing every night. That’s who Cena was. That’s who Cena is. I would kill to have had, you know, five guys on the roster that are like John Cena.
Asked if Cena would make his Mount Rushmore of WWE stars he worked with, Prichard confirmed he would and went on to choose his three other names.
Absolutely. Love the guy to death. Undertaker [would also go on Bruce’s Mount Rushmore]. I’d put Austin and Rock on there [also].
Cena recently ended another chapter of his WWE career, unable to capture a 17th World Championship when he faced Roman Reigns at SummerSlam.
With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.