Bruce Prichard would certainly be in the know for what went down during the Attitude Era, and recently discussed Shawn Michaels making Vince McMahon “livid” due to a segment with The Undertaker.
It was on the 15th September 1997 when Jim Ross took to the ring and couldn’t have expected what he ended up dealing with between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker.
‘The Heartbreak Kid’ was brought to the ring first, where he appeared in an extremely short pair of shorts which had a pair of socks stuffed down the middle, and would have appeared to be under the influence whilst he was dancing around the ring.
Both The Undertaker and Vince McMahon were said to be unimpressed by the segment, and as the show was taped a week in advance much of it was cut.
In a recent discussion on his Something To Wrestle With podcast, Bruce Prichard described just how angry it made Vince McMahon, and how it led to a record fine for Shawn Michaels.
I think everyone backstage looked at that as, hey, Vince isn’t here, this is Shawn acting out, and it wasn’t a professional move. Just when you boil it all down, that’s it. It was unprofessional.
He was livid. Vince was extremely livid about it and gave Shawn, at the time, the highest fine he’d ever fined anyone.
Despite this, Prichard went on to say how McMahon would change his tune in the coming months, and saw it as a way of getting the attitude in to the era which was being created.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.