Bruce Prichard is currently working as the WWE RAW and Smackdown Executive Director and he recently spoke about a backstage altercation between two tag teams that nearly led to a fight. He spoke about it on his Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard podcast.
The altercation was during the Los Guerreros and The World's Greatest Tag Team. According to Bruce, a scary fight could have occurred if some cool heads did not sort matters in time.
Bruce Prichard on Stopping a Scary Fight Between Two Tag Teams
"During this time, there was an incident in San Diego with The Guerreros and Haas and Benjamin," recalled Prichard.
"I went back and I sat there, 'Ah s--t' They're all pissed off, and I think that Charlie and Shelton were in the locker room, Chavo and Eddie went in, and I think it was Chavo going in and Eddie having his back.
Long and short of it, they came in to fight and everyone knew it. Someone had told me and I headed off." Bruce stated that many members of the locker room proceeded to cool things down between the two tag teams. "Chavo and Eddie at the pass, and there was a glass door into the locker room there," he said.
"They kind of just end around me and got in; it wasn't really a fight. I think everybody got in between them and cooler heads prevailed. "You talk about a scary fight! Four tough guys - legit four shooters that can definitely go.
I'm extremely grateful that cooler heads prevailed and I didn't get my a-- kicked in the middle of them kicking each other's a--," added Prichard. Bruce then revealed who came up with the famous Lie, Cheat And Steal gimmick.
"I didn't do the shoots," said Bruce Prichard. "I think Adam Panucci might have done the shoot. It was the guys at the studio that did it, and we just had this idea of Eddie, what does Eddie do? He lies, cheats, and steals.
You think about it, to get ahead in the world sometimes, you have to lie, cheat, and steal. You think that's going to be a heel character and you think the people, 'Ah, they lie, cheat, and steal' Well, I think most people could identify with that and fell in love with them all over again.
Because they did it with a smile on their face and a gleam in their eye, they thought what they were doing was right."