The Ross Report Recap w/ Pete Gas – From Fan to Superstar, Working with Rock/Austin, Shane McMahon’s WWE Return, More!
Ross asks Gas who his favourite talents were to work with. Gas says Mick Foley, The Rock and Austin were all amazing to work with because they’re legends of the business and the recognition you get from working with guys like that is unmeasurable. He also loved working with the APA, even though JBL and Simmons beat the hell out of them in the ring.
He says that the locker room really felt like a team back then. Guys like X-Pac and Edge really helped him early on, and a lot of the mid-card talents stuck together as a tight-knit group. Everyone knew their roles and worked together to accomplish a common goal. Ross says that was always WWE’s goal, but it’s easier said than done.
Gas mentions that when he was released he drove to WWE Headquarters, shook Shane McMahon’s hand and thanked him for the best 3 years of his life. Unfortunately, Rodney looked at things another way and to this day, Rodney and Shane do not speak which is too bad.
Ross thought Shane McMahon’s return last year was very well orchestrated and Gas informs that McMahon didn’t even tell him that he was returning because he wanted to keep it secret. He believes that part of Shane feels guilty about taking a full-time talent’s WrestleMania position, but that’s the way the business of professional wrestling works at times.
That sums up today’s episode of The Ross Report. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!