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Bruce Prichard on Mae Young and Moolah Being the Ones to Push More Extreme Material, Says Young Pitched Getting Power Bombed by Bubba Ray Dudley

November 16, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– On the latest Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard, Prichard discussed some of the WWF material and segments involving Mae Young and Fabulous Moolah in WWE in the late 90s/early 00s. According to Prichard, Mae Young is actually the one who pushed her segments and material to be more extreme, including the time she was powerbombed by the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley/Bully Ray and D-Von Dudley) through a table off the entrance stage. You can check out the highlights from that portion of the discussion, and the full podcast, below:

Prichard on not creating the Stephanie McMahon bridal shower segment with Mae Young; Mae Young having fun with her character: “It was not as a matter of fact. Not it, but for all I know, Mae actually probably had a few. You never know and just might’ve fallen down. Mae Young is somebody that when you go back, she used to be the shit out of the guys when she was coming up in the business and could party like there was no tomorrow with a cigar and a scotch in her hand. So, Mae Young didn’t give a s***. She lived life — I wish — you know me, man. I’ve lived life. My 56 years, I’ve lived that motherf***er as much as I f***ing could. I wish I could live half the life that Mae Young did. She — whew.”

Bruce Prichard on Mae Young and Fabulous Moolah attending the Billboard Music Awards in 1999: “Moo loved it. They’re huge stars. Everybody knew who they were. Extraordinary — again — extraordinary Billboard for folks in their later years. They’re getting out there and having fun and living life. To me, that was every time that you saw them, that’s what you saw.”

Prichard on the Dudley Boyz kidnapping Mae Young and powerbombing her through a table: “Well, first of all, it wasn’t Vince [McMahon] pitching it. It was Vince saying, ‘Well, god damn! Hang on, Mae! No! You’re not gonna go through that table!’ And Mae’s saying, ‘Yeah, f*** you! I am! If you’re gonna put me out, put me through that table! [As Vince] ‘God damn!’ No. It was — you know, the pitch was usually let’s get them involved. Let’s do something with them, safe and fun. They would always take it to the extreme. Mae wanted to take that bump. If you’re gonna do something with Mae, then by god, you better make it big. [She] Had no problem with it. When they did the Bubba Bomb through the tables and s*** off that stage, Mae took that bump by herself without anybody even watching because it was onto a crash pad, and just went. They just embraced everything and were, ‘What have you got for us this week?’ The more outlandish, the more the more they would tweak it even more and loved every second of it.”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Something to Wrestle with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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