Wrestling By The Numbers: Bruce Prichard
TNA Wrestling has announced the release of their current Senior Vice President Of Programming And Talent Relations Bruce Prichard. The 50-year-old Pasadena Texas native had been signed in October of 2012 originally as a backstage road agent and producer. Prichard replaced Terry Taylor as the TNA Vice President Of Talent Relations in May of 2011 and in October was promoted to his current role. Prichard was released on July 17th after he declined a new contract by the company which included a request for him to personally move to Nashville Tennessee close to TNA Head Offices. In addition to Prichard’s management responsibilities he also appeared on Impact Wrestling as a judge for TNA Gut Check segments.
Bruce Prichard is a 30-year journeyman who has worked as a promoter, interviewer, manager, commentator and ring announcer since debuting in professional wrestling in the early 1980’s.
Prichard started his career working for Houston Wrestling as a ring announcer and occasional referee. In the early 1980’s he also worked as a ring announcer for the Universal Wrestling Federation and as a commentator for televised World Wrestling Federation events from Houston Texas. Prichard was a member of the WWE from 1986-1991 spending 5-years with the company as first a commentator and then as interviewer and of course the manager Brother Love. Prichard was released by the WWE shortly after a controversial episode of The Brother Love show remembered as ‘I Can See’ aired, Prichard was also dealing with personal problems.
From 1992-1993 Bruce Prichard joined the Global Wrestling Federation where he was heavily involved as a interviewer, commentator and manager with the organization. He would rejoin the WWE in 1993 appearing on television briefly commentating as The Wizard and managing as Rio Rogers. Over the next 15-years Prichard would would be one of the top officials in management for the company and would be heavily involved in the creative process. In December of 2008 Stephanie McMahon would release Prichard from his contract after 22-years of service.
Below we look at the televised career of Bruce Prichard by the numbers…
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 2 Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 2 Matches Managed on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 4 Events As An Interviewer on WWE Pay-Per-View.
Global Wrestling Federation:
* 4 Matches on GWF On ESPN.