You’ll never know who will show up at a WWE event, whether that is at a pay-per-view event or on their flagship show, Monday Night Raw. Take this week for example, as former WWE writer and beloved Hollywood actor Freddie Prinze Jr. showed up, along with the rest of the cast of the reboot of the beloved sitcom ‘Punky Brewster’ which aired on television from 1984 to 1988. WWE ‘have pulled’ this former champion for Raw.
The series is a continuation of the 80s sitcom as the new edition of Punky Brewster takes the beloved characters to the present. Punky Brewster is now an adult and mother herself. Raising her three children by herself, she is trying to get her life back on track. Freddie Prinze Jr. plays Brewster’s ex-husband on the show, Travis.
Prinze Jr. was also a former WWE writer, being hired as a member of the creative staff to contribute to weekly television and pay-per-view programming for WWE Smackdown back in 2009. He also had a stint with the company in 2010 as a producer and director. During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Prinze Jr. discussed his brief stint in WWE and what ultimately led him to make a very abrupt exit.
“There was this show called Tough Enough and they tried to bring it back. Stone Cold was the judge,” Prinze said to Chris Van Vliet, as reported by Digital Spy. “He said, ‘You know how many times I won Father of the Year?’ He put a goose egg up. I was watching that show in the writer’s room. I stood up and I walked to Gorilla. I gave Vince [McMahon] my two weeks and I said, ‘I’m trying to win Father of the Year, man, I can’t work here anymore,’ and he said, ‘What? Talk to me after the show.'” This Nia Jax match lead a gruesome injury on Raw.
Prinze Jr. continued: “I was like, ‘Look, you know I love you guys, but I’m a dad and I’m out. That was that. I quit and I never looked back.”
— Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) February 23, 2021