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Five years ago, the world lost a true great in Eddie Guerrero. Our site had just opened when he passed away and one of our contributers at that time was Dr. Tom Prichard. Tom, currently with WWE as an FCW trainer, knew Eddie well and discussed his memories from a personal standpoint. We were lucky to have him on board to share his thoughts on someone that so many fans had come to love...
Let me begin this column by reiterating my feelings on smaller promotions claiming to have a "world" champion. I think it's ludicrous and makes the promotion and it's "wrestlers" look like jabronies straight from their back yard. If you have a company champion that's one thing. But to claim the "real" world championship? Please.
P.T. Barnum is often hailed as one of the greatest promoters in the world. He knew how to talk people into the "Greatest Show On Earth." Wrestling promoters of old had to do the same thing. Today, without question, Vince McMahon has to be one of the greatest promoters of all time. With so many outlets competing for your entertainment dollar, WWE must come up with the "Greatest Show on Earth" every time they go out.
I haven’t felt like writing much lately. Every time I’d get started on a column I’d get halfway through and lose all motivation. I’ve been promising James an updated column for a while now and it just hasn’t matererilized. So here I go with another shot.
(JG Note: WorldWrestlingInsanity.com Columnist Dr. Tom Prichard is ready, willing, and able to answer
your questions. Whether you want to know about his time as a Heavenly Body, Bodydonna, co-host of Byte This, WWE trainer, or anything else under the sun, you can ask. Send any questions to: AskTom@WorldWrestlingInsanity.com)
We all have war stories. I love to hear some good stories and laugh at a lot of the stuff that happened on the road years ago. Last weekend Brad and Bob Armstrong came thru Knoxville and we went to lunch at PF Chang’s. If there’s a PF Chang’s in your city, I highly recommend the lemon pepper shrimp and brown rice. Good stuff.
I get it. I have been questioned before. What makes you such an authority? Who did you ever beat? Come on, you were mid card at best. What have you ever done in the business? Who are you to knock that guy? I’ve heard or read it many times.
It’s nice to reminisce about the good old days with people who shared the same experiences or appreciated what was going on in pro wrestling at the time. I’ll never forget Kevin Sullivan telling me he still wanted to be wrestling well into his sixties just like The Sheik. No, not The Iron Sheik but the Original, pencil stabbing, wild eyed, drooling, scare the living shit out of you (smart or not) Sheik! I too wanted to be one of those wily veterans that stepped into the ring and could still go.
Enough already! I have had it up to my eyeballs about JR and the way he was treated on his "last" RAW broadcast. After all, this is Sports Entertainment. This is an action adventure series. Hell, things like that happen on TV shows. Anyone can commentate and do play by play. What's the big deal?
I have been told the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I don’t know that being in the wrestling business drives anyone to insanity but I have always believed you had to be slightly “off kilter” to want to be a part of this crazy industry.