Bruce Prichard Remembers The Greatest Crowds In WWE History

Bruce Prichard Remembers The Greatest Crowds In WWE History

On a recent episode of his podcast Something To Wrestle, WWE Executive Bruce Prichard recalled the greatest crowd reactions he was a part of in WWE.

Prichard specifically spoke of two WrestleManias as the loudest he could remember, firstly WrestleMania X-Seven in 2001 which was held at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

I go back to WrestleMania 17, I thought that the Houston crowd was absolutely incredible all night long. The pop when Linda McMahon stood up out of the wheelchair (during the Vince McMahon vs. Shane McMahon match) it was just deafening. They were into everything we did.

Bruce Prichard also highlighted Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock match from the following years WrestleMania in Toronto, Canada for the live crowd and their response to Hogan in particular.

Listening to the crowd in Toronto with Hogan and Rock, the crowd wanted Hulk Hogan, they wanted their guy, they wanted the red and yellow, they didn’t want this Hollywood BS.

Bruce Prichard then used this as an example to differentiate WWE fans and WCW fans as completely different after Hulk Hogan had just returned to WWE following a 9-year hiatus, most of which was spent in WCW.

And that’s the power, when you talk about the nWo and how great it was and everything it did, at the end of the day the bigger audience (WWE), they wanted Hulk Hogan, the red and yellow, they didn’t want Hollywood Hogan. So when I preach about different audiences, WWE audiences and WCW audiences are different audiences. WCW audiences hated Hulk Hogan in the red and yellow because he represented everything from WWE. But WWE fans, they wanted their Hulk Hogan. So that was an incredible reaction to be a part of.

Bruce Prichard Voices Opposition To Wrestlers Coming Out Of Retirement

WWE executive Bruce Prichard recently discussed the trend of retired wrestlers coming out of retirement for ‘one more match’ and trying to recapture their past glory.

If you use any of the quotes from this article please credit the original source with a h/t and link back to TJR Wrestling.