The Godfather recently opened up on the Brawl for All tournament in WWE.
Speaking of the Brawl for All, he mentioned that he saw the money that he would be paid and agreed to enter the tournament:
“When I was called, they said do you want to be in these real fights? They said you’ll make this much if you’re in it, you’ll make this much if you win. I said okay. And at that point, nothing else mattered. It didn’t matter who I was fighting. I know that sounds weird,” The Godfather said.
The Godfather added that he was confident of winning the tournament. However, looking back, he mentioned that he and Bradshaw were glad to have survived the Brawl for All tournament and have long term success in the WWE:
The Godfather continued, “It was fine with me. I wasn’t part of the political side that came out later in life. I didn’t know anything about that. I was just out there making money and having fun. I legitimately thought I was going to win it. And that’s probably why I didn’t – overconfidence and that type of stuff. Bart got me and Bradshaw and we’re the only two people that survived that whole thing and became Hall of Famers.”
Vince Russo was the brains behind the Brawl for All Tournament in WWE
In the years following the Attitude Era, more facts about the Brawl for All have become available to fans. Earlier this year, Vice’s Dark Side of the Ring featured an episode on the tournament where it was revealed that then WWE head writer Vince Russo planned the whole thing.
Russo mentioned that he had overheard Bradshaw claiming that he could beat anyone in a bar fight. He then went to Vince to suggest a shoot-fight tournament where 16 superstars would compete to determine the toughest guy in the company.
The tournament was finally won by Bart Gunn who defeated Bradshaw by knockout in the finals.
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