During an interview with Sporting News, Bruce Prichard (aka Brother Love) offered his thoughts on Roman Reigns and The Undertaker. Here are some of the highlights:
“Roman Reigns has ‘it.’ Roman Reigns is going to be the guy. He’s got all the tools. Love him or hate him, they care about him. I have no problem with Roman Reigns being the next guy to take it to the next level because he’s a stud.”
The Undertaker’s initial appearances in WWE:
“The crowd didn’t boo right away but they reacted. There was an air in the room that people were like ‘Oh my God, this is special. Look at that guy!’. He looked different. He walked different. How he worked his matches back then was different and that’s enough, especially in those days, that people took notice. He’s just a unique talent. He’s a unique man. He got it right from the beginning and he embraced that character and became the character.”
When the idea of breaking Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania began coming up in creative meetings:
“One day, Michael Hayes goes ‘Well, ‘Taker ain’t never lost at WrestleMania’ and I’m like, ‘Really? That’s interesting. Well, maybe somebody should talk about beating the streak?’ I think Randy Orton [at WrestleMania 21 in 2005] was really the first time we started making a big deal out of it because we had never planned it prior to that. Now we have something, we have something for someone to break. It’s almost like a championship, so let’s start talking about it a little bit, but it was never done by design in the beginning.”
Prichard also talked about his podcast, remerging as Brother Love at Raw 25, and more. You can read the interview here.