Bruce Prichard Says WWE “Gorilla Position” Has Gotten Bigger

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Bruce Prichard has provided some insight into WWE’s backstage environment while referring to the Gorilla Position as the company’s “command center.”

As a WWE employee who has worked in many different roles in the company over the last 40 years, Bruce Prichard knows a lot about the inner workings of the company. Fans of Bruce’s Something To Wrestle podcast have heard countless stories about the WWE backstage environment.

While Prichard is a behind-the-scenes guy these days, he also portrayed the infamous talk show host/manager known as Brother Love in the late 1980s/early 1990s as well.

In his current role, Bruce Prichard is a WWE Executive Director who plays a key role in producing Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown every week as well as the company’s Premium Live Events.

During the 400th episode of the Something To Wrestle podcast, Bruce Prichard spoke about how WWE’s Gorilla Position, which is the area right before the entrance, has gotten bigger over the years.

“It’s gotten bigger, it’s gotten more sophisticated. When Gorilla [Monsoon] did Gorilla, it was a table at the entrance with a monitor and a headset. Gorilla told talent when to go and told them what they did wrong on the way back and gave time cues, and that was it.”

“Nowadays, Gorilla is a place where it’s the last bastion before anybody goes through the curtain. It’s a place where everyone can congregate, get together, and go over last-minute details. It’s a place for producers to sit. It’s a place for the show producers, like Paul (Triple H) and myself, to sit and be able to interact with the truck and everything in production.

“You have trainers, you have doctors, and everything right there. So it’s just a more sophisticated area. Now, you can talk to everybody anywhere from Gorilla and communicate. It’s our command center.”

Bruce Prichard Reveals WWE Has Developmental Level For Creative Team

Fans of WWE know that the NXT brand is considered “developmental” for the company. It’s a place where younger/newer talents can learn more about being performers in the company.

On that same podcast, Bruce was asked if there’s a developmental system for WWE’s creative team. Bruce replied: “There is, and you don’t hear about it.”

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