Road Dogg has revealed that after one particular segment on Raw went a little too well, which led to him being punched backstage.
In early 1998, Mick Foley and Terry Funk, performing as Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie were thrown into a feud with the New Age Outlaws.
Unsurprisingly, as the rivalry involved two hardcore wrestling legends in the form of Foley and Funk, the matches and segments involving the two teams were often spectacularly violent.
One such segment came on the February 2nd edition of Monday Night Raw where Road Dogg and Billy Gunn pushed their rivals off the stage with them trapped in a dumpster.
Speaking during an appearance on Sportskeeda’s UnSKripted, Road Dogg revealed that the famous moment sparked chaos backstage. The tag team legend explained that many thought the move was a little bit too real, causing fits to fly. One of which came from JBL that found its target.
“You know what I remember about that the most is everybody coming out afterward and kind of surrounding us and acting, and I’m talking about the talent and stuff. Acting like we did something really bad, and it got to the point where people started swinging on us, like over people’s heads and Bradshaw, like, reached over and knocked the crap out of me,”
Road Dogg added that while the stunt was safe and Mick Foley and Terry Funk were taken care of, no one realised that at the time.
“It got so chaotic that it was like a real event had happened, and I felt like, “Holy crap, did we really do something wrong?” Look, they were safe, there were precautions taken, they were safe,” added the former WWE producer. “What I remember about that was everybody coming out about how real it felt after that, and it got to me like, ‘Holy crap, I must get out of here.’ But yeah, that was a fun part of my career for sure.”
The feud would eventually lead to a Dumpster Match at WrestleMania XIV where Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie won the Tag Team Titles.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.