This Thursday, long-time WWE personality and backstage employee Bruce Prichard was a guest on The Steve Austin Show. The two talked about his early days in Pasadena and Austin, Texas, Prichard's incredible "Superstar" Billy Graham impression, working with Vince McMahon and a whole lot more in this nearly 75-minute interview.
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On the success of his character:
"I debuted, and three weeks after I debuted I had done my first set. I had done my introduction with Bobby Heenan, Ted DiBiase was my benefactor to carry on my 'message of love', and then my introduction with the Big Bossman. So I had done those three. And right before we went to TV for the next set, the Jim Bakker-Jessica Hahn scandal broke. He was big time man, had that whole thing in North Carolina, and he gets caught in a scandal having sex with his secretary. He's everywhere all over the news. I was made right there, because of the timing. We couldn't have written it better."
Certain WWF stars who didn't want to work with him:
"People thought I was doing a spoof on religion. There were guys that wouldn't work with me. Andre didn't want to work with me. Andre liked Bruce, but he hated Brother Love. He did not want to be on the show; nothing to do with Brother Love. So Vince had me do my hair, get in my Brother Love shit, but not do my [make-up]. And he brought us in, had a sit-down with the boss and said, 'Andre, it's good business.' And Andre agreed, but he hated Brother Love."
"Hulk Hogan was off at the time, and when came back he was like, 'Dude, I don't want to be out there with you man. Somebody's gonna pull a gun on you.'"