Gillberg discussed his relationship with Vince McMahon and revealed that the WWE Chairman paid him after money was stolen from the locker room.
Duane Gill, better known to WWE fans as Gillberg, is one of the most notable names in the world of enhancement talent. During his time working for the WWE in the 1990’s, he lost to such superstars as Undertaker, Kamala, Jim Duggan, and Sgt. Slaughter. He’s best known for mimicking Goldberg’s famous WCW entrance, recreating it on a low level with sparklers instead of high budget pyro.
Speaking to Rene Dupree on his Cafe de Rene podcast, Gillberg revealed that he once had money stolen from the WWE locker room, and that Vince McMahon himself was determined to make the situation right.
“Vince comes out, ‘What’s going on in my locker room?’ I said, ‘I’m sorry, Mr. McMahon.’ He goes, ‘What’s happening?’ I said, ‘Somebody stole $3,500 from me.’ He goes, ‘What?!’ I said, ‘Yes, sir, Mr. McMahon, I wouldn’t lie about that.’ He goes, ‘Chief [ex-agent Chief Jay Strongbow], pay the man. I’m sorry that happened in my locker room.'”
Gillberg continued, saying that while Vince McMahon can be a polarizing figure, he’s always found him to be a nice guy in real life.
“I said, ‘Thank you so much.’ He said, ‘Don’t worry, thank you for what you do.’ … Vince is actually a pretty nice guy, but the a**hole [perception of McMahon] is when you’re making all that big money and he lets you go… you f***ing a**hole.”
Gillberg has previously spoken about his relationship with Goldberg, saying that Goldberg doesn’t like him and is stopping him from having merchandise and action figures.