WWE Hall Of Famer JBL has revealed the thoughtful Christmas gift given to him by Shane McMahon which acts as a reminder of the pair’s time in the ring together.
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield was discussing Shane McMahon with McMahon’s boyhood friend and Mean Street Posse member Pete Gas on his Stories With Brisco And Bradshaw YouTube show.
According to JBL, one year Shane McMahon sent him a Christmas gift that was a reminder of how wild things used to be in WWE:
“By the way, Shane one year hits me with a chair and he dents it, you know like I did you [Pete Gas], and so I don’t think anything of it. The next Christmas, I get a package in the mail and it’s that chair and it’s autographed by Shane. It was great. It said, ‘Just thought you might miss the chair that your head dented.’ I’ve still got the chair. It was awesome.”
Pete Gas and JBL discussed Bradshaw clocking Gas with a steel chair, denting it badly. Gas has previously shared a photo of the brutal shot on social media.
Hahaha! Thank you! Sitting in my car and I popped so loud! Sorry about the chair. pic.twitter.com/glfuVNAvQ4
— Pete Gasparino (@IamPeteGas) August 15, 2019
JBL explained that rather than that type of chair shot being a one off, it was a sign of the times:
“The thing was, that chair shot, it wasn’t any different than what I, say, hit Eddie [Guerrero] with or ‘Taker [The Undertaker] or anybody else. We just really played rough back then. You’re the new guys, so you’re certainly not going to get the working one [softer chair shots], but the other guys didn’t either. Guys just hit each other. People ask me all the time, ‘How do you do those chairs?’ Well, you grit your teeth and hope you wake up! There’s no easy way to do it.”
Pete Gas also discussed his first pay packet in WWE and how surprised he was to receive it as he thought he was just doing a favour for Shane McMahon in being there.