Dr. Tom Prichard Discusses Problems In TNA, Time In WWE Developmental

Dr. Tom Prichard, the brother of Bruce Prichard, has a new blog entry on his official website. In it, he discusses problems with TNA Wrestling and his time in WWE developmental. Below is an excerpt:

First of all, I never worked for TNA. That was my brother Bruce. I don’t care what happens to TNA. It was evident long before Bruce ever got there that their problems were (are) deep. Maybe TNA should start at the top (the very top) and look at what the real issues are. Hiring and firing people is all well and good if it produces the desired changes and makes the company more successful. I can’t speak about what’s going on behind the scenes and I never discussed that with Bruce or anyone else at TNA.

I can tell you I got a call last July with an offer to help with the developmental system in OVW. As seems to be the case with TNA, lack of follow up and professionalism was indeed the case as I didn’t go to Louisville. Why? Never got a straight answer or courtesy call explaining why a representative of the company called and initiated talks about going to OVW as a trainer, ask what I would want to go and then promise an answer “by Monday.” Monday has yet to come…

It’s a shame when a talented roster can’t get a straight answer or get paid on time. Who’s to blame? All I know is if no one can get a straight answer at WWE they go to Vince McMahon. At this time, Vince has the last word and accepts responsibility. Did Bruce screw up or make bad decisions? Don’t know. I wasn’t there. But I do know enough people in TNA who enlightened me on the dealings they’ve had with upper management (long before Bruce ever entered the picture) and the song remains the same…

I’m also not going to defend my record or go into detail about my time as head coach of FCW. Look at the roster today and you’ll see who came out of Tampa during that time frame.

I will say this; Those who’ve criticized and talked about what I did as far as training have NO CLUE unless they were in my class. Those who were there know, and I believe they understood what I was doing and why. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. Including me. And I know we had a damn good program and produced some damn good talent. Look them up…

I am happy that the new Performance Center is now up and running. The hard part for some people to believe is that I really do want the WWE developmental system to thrive and produce quality talent. I have no ill will toward anyone coaching or training there. You can speculate all day long as to what happened and why. I’ve covered it in blogs and interviews many times. Life goes on.

Get over it. I did.

Click here to read the blog in its entirety.

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