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"Jumping" Jim Brunzell Says Vince McMahon Disliked Him And Speaks On Current WWE Lawsuit

This one goes way back to the AWA days. He was a AWA tag team champion, and he's the latest guest on the Pancakes and Powerslams Show.

On Vince McMahon not liking him:

"To be honest with you, I really think that Vince [McMahon] didn't like us [The Killer Bees], because we could work with any team, and we had a great gimmick. We got over, and the fact was he had mentioned that we were going to beat this team, or beat that team, or get the belts, but we never did. So, it was disappointing for us, but at the same time, you just said 'Well. We're making good money, this is the only place to be if you're in pro wrestling, so we just grin and bear it."

He also has a current WWE lawsuit going, and had spoken out about it:

"There was a point in the middle eighties, toward the end there, I worked in Salt Lake City, and I was working against the Barbarian. His finish was a high leg kick coming off the ropes, and he comes flying off the ropes and hit me in the chin and I slammed the back of my head on the mat. I was out. They had to help me in the locker room, I just couldn't get my bearings. So, for two days, I was sort of nauseated and dizzy, and you know what, I told the guy, and the agents said I still had to wrestle every night. Then, I was in [Los Angeles], and this doctor (Ungar, I believe), was examining me. I told him, I don't feel too good, I took a bump on the back of my head in Salt Lake City three nights ago. He looked at me and said, 'Jim. You can't wrestle. You have a third degree concussion.'

"So, I can't remember who the agent was who said, 'He has to work tonight, because we have no substitute.' We went over and I was working with Hercules, Ray Fernandez, and the doctor told him, 'The only way that I will let Jim wrestle tonight is if you don't hit him in the head, slam him, or – in any way – kick him in the head.' We agreed and had a pretty decent match, and he got disqualified. But, the reason why I did that, was because there [was] no thought in head injuries during that early time of the [WWE]. And what this lawsuit is trying to get is money from the WWE to put it in a pool to compensate for these guys that might have early dementia, and it's the same lawsuit that got the four billion dollars from the NFL."

 You can go and listen to the entire interview here or listen right above.


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