WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has explained the unusual circumstances that made Vince McMahon have a WWE star redo his entire match.
Following his stellar in-ring career that saw him reach incredible heights with both the New Age Outlaws and D-Generation X, Road Dogg moved onto a backstage role in WWE, helping produce the next generations of talent.
One of the things that producers and talents have to keep in mind in WWE is keeping the boss Vince McMahon happy. As Road Dogg explained on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, one of McMahon’s more unusual rules led to him redoing an entire match:
“So I got talked stern to and which is scary, more scary if Vince talks stern to you. It was Tyrus, then he was Brodus Clay. So I had his match because he was entertainment, so I was his agent, I was his agent a lot too, I loved working with him by the way. A smart dude always loved to have a great conversation with him.”
“He was wrestling two people on Superstars, it was a handicap match. So the two people shot him into the ring, or into the ropes. He came back and he double clotheslined them. Well, Vince doesn’t allow double clotheslines and I didn’t know that at the time. So he just helped you know, the two guys threw him in, he just held his arms out, boom double clotheslines, and boom.”
“So you do that a lot, especially in a handicap match. I actually thought it was fitting still to this day. But this is how he teaches you, the first time you make that mistake. He came to me and we had to do that match all over again. They had to go back out there and do it again, but don’t double Irish Whip him or do the double clothesline spot this time.”
Road Dogg then explained that while he was explaining the situation to Brodus Clay, Vince McMahon himself interjected in the conversation and afterwards told Road Dogg not to take the blame for the issue:
“I was actually talking to the talent and telling him what Vince just told me. And Vince walked up right behind me and stood there with us kind of telling us and I was like, I told him I said ‘look that’s on me.’ And then Vince afterwards was like, don’t take the blame for that. And I was like, Well, I’m the producer, the buck should stop with me, right?”
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