10 Wrestling Facts We Didn't Know Last Week (Feb 8)

10. WWE Staff Tried To Rename The 'Gorilla Position'

Imagine a world in which wrestlers preparing to bolt through the curtain for their entrance did so from the 'Love Position'. No, this isn't some tall tale designed to make you feel sick or picture WWE's roster practicing some pre-match Kama Sutra, it's something that genuinely could have happened.

Bruce Prichard put a stop to that.

He told on his 'Something To Wrestle With' special on the late, great Gorilla Monsoon that WWE staff once put up a little sign paying homage to Bruce's hard work. As he was often camped out behind the curtain, they thought it'd be nice to rename the 'Gorilla Position' in honour of his Brother Love character. Prichard, a friend of Gorilla's, flipped out.

Bruce went ballistic and ordered them to change it back immediately. To him, that little space between backstage and arena will forever be known as Gorilla's, and nobody can tell him different.


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