Speaking in a new interview, former WWE Head Writer Vince Russo has claimed that a tag team were fired by WWE in the 1990’s for refusing to “F-Up” the Legion of Doom.
Russo’s comments come after the recent clash between Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax descended into a “legitimate confrontation.” In conversation with Sportskeeda’s Dr. Chris Featherstone, Russo was asked about the clash. Expanding further, the former writer recalled The Harris Brothers being fired for refusing to deliberately hurt the Legion of Doom during a match.
“Chris, do you know why The Harris Brothers were fired from the WWE and why they lost their job?” Russo asked. “They were told to F-up Legion of Doom. The marching orders were to go in the ring and hurt them, and Ronny and Donny Harris were like, ‘No, they’re our friends, we’re not going to do that. No.’ And they were fired,”
Continuing on, Vince Russo said that he believed that 90% of locker room would have gone through with the order.
“If you think I’m nuts and Chris is nuts, bro, I can verify this story,” Russo said. “It was a hit. They wanted The Harris Boys to do a hit job on LOD and they said, ‘No, bro, they’re our friends. We’re not doing that.’ But you know what, bro? 90 percent of the people would do that because they’d be afraid of losing their jobs and they wanna get in good with the office. 10 percent would know, ‘I’m gonna say no and we’re gonna be fired and that’s gonna be okay with us.’ 10 percent,”
The Harris Brothers first signed with WWE in 1995, debuting at the Royal Rumble under the moniker “The Blu Brothers.” However, the pair left the company in October, heading back to their previous home in ECW.
The brothers returned to the company in 1996 as the “Grimm Twins” before being repackaged as “8-Ball” and “Skull.” Teaming with Chainz, the trio debuted as the The Disciples of Apocalypse (DOA) in 1997. The pair remained with WWE until they were released in 1999.
In November, the brothers signed with WCW where they won the World Tag Team Titles on three occasions.
The Legion of Doom appeared with WWE on and off throughout the 1990’s either side of stints with New Japan and WCW.
The multiple-time World Tag Team Champions were recently ranked number six in WWE’s list of ‘Greatest Ever Tag Teams.’
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.