Former WWE Superstar Rene Dupree has claimed he was the victim of drunken hijinks as Vince McMahon hit him while he was suffering from a concussion.
Rene Dupree competed for WWE from 2003 until 2007 and is probably best remembered for his run in Francophile tag-team La Resistance. While part of that team Dupree became – at the time – the youngest star to ever hold WWE gold when he won the World Tag Team Championship at the age of 19.
Speaking on his Cafe de Rene podcast, Rene Dupree discussed how he ended up with a broken nose at the hands of Booker T and how his condition wasn’t helped when Vince McMahon got drunk on an overseas flight to Iraq:
“We’re in Nashville; it was a tag team match. Me and Kenzo (Suzuki) against Eddie and Booker. Booker gives me a back elbow, busts my nose, knocks me the f*ck out, right? My nose is broken; there’s blood everywhere. I’m f*cking out of it, right? So I go up to Vince after, I go, ‘I just broke my nose.’ And he says, ‘Oh, you must be in pain.’”
“He’s drinking with Bradshaw so I’m seeing them doing this f*cking college, middle school, high school sh-t. One of the camera guys was passed out. One of the camera guys was passed out sleeping, so Bradshaw goes and draws like a penis on the outside of the guy’s mouth, then he’s like doing a moon or sticking his ass in the guy’s face and they’re taking like, pictures of it, right?”
“So they make their way behind me, right? Now mind you, I have a concussion, broken nose. All of a sudden, I feel ‘bam!’ right in the back of the head. Dude my f*cking nose starts bleeding. Oh, by the way, we had to wear army helmets and bulletproof vests because we’re headed into a war zone and it’s Vince. Vince had rolled up one of those big pillows, you know, you sleep on. But you know if you tie it up and you swing it, that sh*t can hurt.”