In a bit of a surprise, a WWE producer has heat backstage. Plus, we’ve got tributes for Pat Patterson pouring in.
WWE Producer Has Heat Backstage
In a somewhat surprising bit of news, a WWE producer has heat backstage.
Normally, or predominantly, heat is on Superstars. Not this time, and the producer in question seems to be gaining power and influence…which means this could get interesting quickly.
The heat could very well be linked to a feeling that Bruce Pritchard is merely an extension of Vince McMahon. Where son in law HHH will push back, it seems Pritchard may be more of a yes man.
That has earned the executive director of both RAW and SmackDown some heat backstage from a number of Superstars.
What makes that more concerning? According to the report, Pritchard was not present or involved for this past episode of RAW.
HHH filled in for him, and the term used to describe the replacement? “It was a breath of fresh air”.
That could mean a number of things, and it is certainly not damaged beyond repair.
One major issue may be saying yes to Vince too much, when we’ve seen the impact of his chaotic, last-second script re-writes.
Bruce Pritchard being in power may make Vince McMahon happy…but if doing so is making a number of Superstars unhappy, is that best for business?
It will be interesting to see if McMahon makes some adjustments to perhaps help Pritchard, as well as appease some important talent.
Tributes For Pat Patterson Pour In
The sad news of Pat Patterson’s passing broke this morning. Now, more of the wrestling community has had a chance to react to the loss of a legend.
Patterson was a long-time fixture within WWE. He was 79 at the time of his passing.
Completely impossible to put all of Pat Patterson’s accomplishments down in one short tweet. He was the best ‘finish guy’ in the business. SO many of WWE’s unforgettable, classic moments and match endings where pieced together by this wrestling genius. Such a huge loss. pic.twitter.com/HiQDx5UhjY
— Gorilla Position (@WWEGP) December 2, 2020
Loss is incredibly difficult. Those we love are only truly gone if we stop caring. Pat Patterson lived life as it should be lived with passion, love and purpose. He helped so many and always entertained with a story or joke. He will live on in my life always. Love you Patrick.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) December 2, 2020
I just heard the terrible news about the passing of Pat Patterson. loved the man. I could listen to his stories for hours. One of the all-time great wrestlers, one of the best minds in the business, and a dear friend.#RIPPatPatterson https://t.co/SozhlF8bQY
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) December 2, 2020
AEW and the wrestling world mourn the passing of the legendary hall of fame wrestler Pat Patterson, our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans. pic.twitter.com/jqxhXrKN2j
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 2, 2020