A new update has been provided in a report on the medical issue that is seemingly keeping WWE Executive Director Bruce Prichard away from shows.
Bruce Prichard returned to WWE in a full-time role in early 2019, quickly becoming Senior Vice President before taking over the roles originally assigned to Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as the Executive Director of both Raw and SmackDown.
His return marked the end of more than a decade in exile from the company where he had previously worked for two decades as both an on-screen character in Brother Love and backstage as one of Vince McMahon’s right-hand men.
It was originally reported by PWInsider that a number of high-ranking WWE Executives were absent from the December 27th episode of Monday Night Raw in Detroit. Among these names were Bruce Prichard as well As Vince McMahon and TV production head honcho Kevin Dunn.
This came at the same time that the company were keeping some talent off of live events due to the risk of COVID-19 increasing in recent weeks. One of Big E’s challengers at Day 1, Seth Rollins, confirmed that he had contracted the virus.
Now on his Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer provided an update on Prichard’s status, clarifying that the issue with him is not down to COVID-19:
“Bruce Prichard, I was told was not COVID, but he was sick.”
In addition to his WWE duties, Bruce Prichard still hosts his Something To Wrestle podcast alongside Conrad Thompson. The podcast recently dropped a whopping 10-plus hour omnibus detailing the career of The Undertaker from 1993- 1999.