WWE Executive Director Bruce Prichard has recalled Vince McMahon’s shellshocked reaction to a celebrity’s wrestling gear that left little to the imagination.
The Jackass duo of Chris Pontius and Steve-O were welcomed to Monday Night Raw in 2006 by the Samoan Bulldozer Umaga. The former Intercontinental Champion laid out both men in an infamous moment when Steve-O angered the late star as he kept getting up after what turned into several beatings.
Speaking on his Something To Wrestle podcast [available early and ad-free at AdFreeShows.com] Bruce Prichard revealed that Pontius’ g-string wrestling attire left WWE Chairman Vince McMahon aghast:
“[Chris] Pontius was hilarious and we tell the story about Vince [McMahon] didn’t realize that Pontius’ gimmick was running around in a G-string and was looking like, ‘What the hell is wearing? What the hell!?’”
“So that was kind of funny but wasn’t funny for those who were directly involved in the production of that because yeah, it kind of looked like he was a little naked out there. Technically was but he was game man, he was funny as sh*t, they both were. They were awesome.”
Prichard’s former colleague Jim Cornette recently told the story of how Umaga was hired by Vince McMahon despite McMahon setting out in a meeting to let Umaga’s cousin Rikishi go instead.