During a recent episode of “Something To Wrestle With”, Bruce Prichard spoke on how he kept trying to push Shawn Michaels as a babyface leading up to his feud with Diesel at Wrestlemania XI, only for Vince to be resistant and ultimate issue an edict for him not to do so. Here’s what he had to say:
There was a sentiment, at least amongst Pat Patterson and myself, that we felt that Shawn was the huge babyface in that deal and not necessarily Diesel, and Vince didn’t feel that. Vince was set and he really wanted to get Diesel over and put the championship on Diesel, get behind Diesel, and move forward. Trying to get someone else in that position, ala Shawn Michaels, was going to be a losing battle and it would have been an uphill battle. I’m not sure I necessarily agree with that, but that’s what we did.
And we pushed so hard that around the Royal Rumble, we were given the edict, don’t bring it up again, don’t bring up Shawn being a babyface again, he’s a cocky little arrogant heel, that’s how the audience sees him, and that’s what we’re going to do.
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Credit: Something To Wrestle With. H/T 411Mania.