Gerald Briscoe On Having “3 Days To Live” Following Hit Being Put Out By Ole Anderson

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WWE Hall Of Famer Gerald Briscoe has discussed the time he found out there was a hit set out on him by Ole Anderson of The Four Horsemen.

Georgia Championship Wrestling was a stalwart promotion based in Atlanta, which started running shows in the 1940’s. The promotion was taken over in the mid-70’s by Jim Barnett who went on to be most well known for his work with World Championship Wrestling.

GCW underwent some major changes in 1983 with the company being taken over by Gerald and Jack Brisco along with Paul Jones and Ole Anderson. A day then became known as ‘Black Saturday’ thanks to what happened under the new regime.

Vince McMahon purchased all the GCW shares from The Briscoes, which gave the future WWE Chairman timeslots on WTBS which effectively meant GCW was unable to run.

Speaking on his Stories With Brisco And Bradshaw show, Gerald Briscoe discussed how he was threatened by fellow GCW owner Ole Anderson when this transpired.

Yeah, Ole supposedly. And this comes from another deceased star, Paul Jones. He happened to call Jack one day and said ‘Jack, I want to tell you, be very careful where you go, and make sure you are around a lot of people. The word here is that Ole put out a hit on you.’

Jack started laughing and said ‘What?!’ He called the body shop people and had supposedly hired a hitman. He said ‘You got 3 days.’ So at the end of the 3 days, we called Paul Jones and drank a bottle of whiskey.

Briscoe went on to discuss with co-host JBL about how he was smartened up to the situation by The Road Warriors, and how they then dealt with the situation which seemed to be looming ever closer.

Well that was in the ring, this was actually taking us out. Animal came up to me and, we were in Cleveland, Ohio, and we were finishing up our booking. We are professionals about the whole thing, we finished our booking.

Well somebody beat the sh*t out of us, I mean come on! You can try, I’m not going to brag about it. That was our least fear, that somebody was going to hurt us. So we are in the Cleveland Auditorium, and there is this big curtain. Behind the curtain, Animal and Hawk come out and say ‘Come here, we want to talk to you.’

We were working with them, we thought they might want to go with something different in the match. We walk back there and they said ‘Guys I’m gonna tell you, I’ll probably get fired if you let this out. But I want to tell you, Ole’s put the money out on you allegedly. He put the money out to anyone who could break your arm or break your leg, we were offered the money tonight. You guys have done too much for us, helped us out in our careers.’

I then went to Tommy Rich, and Tommy nodded his head like, it’s true. When I found out, Buzz Sawyer was the only one who would dig it up, we were conveniently not booked with Buzz Sawyer the entire run.

Vince McMahon would end up selling on his WTBS slot to Jim Crockett less than a year after he started running the show as it did not become a success.

The podcast with JBL and Briscoe has been enlightening of late, including a discussion with The Blue Meanie about what happened at ECW One Night Stand when he got in to a legitimate brawl with Layfield.

With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.