Vince McMahon has his own way of going about things. He doesn’t have to provide a reason for his decisions either. That’s what makes him Vince McMahon and Brian Myers understands that too well.

The former Curt Hawkins used to carry a cane around. That cane was included in a Hawkins Elite Mattel action figure which made him very happy. Then Vince McMahon told him he couldn’t use it anymore which was rather sad to hear.

McMahon apparently also told Zack Ryder to nix the “Woo Woo Woo” when their tag team was reunited. Hawkins’ cane went along with it.

“The cane stems from me being the biggest Brian Pillman mark and I love ‘Lights out’ his WCW debut where he’s standing there with the cane and it shoots and I thought it was cool using the cane. I was like gung-ho getting it over and I think that people were starting to — I never got to use it like I wanted to like cheap shotting people.”


“Then last year when they put Zack and I back together on television I guess Vince said something like I really want us to be taken seriously so he was forbidden from doing the ‘Woo Woo’ and ‘Broski’ and all that and they said no more cane.”

Curt Hawkins didn’t seem to mind giving up the cane. He was getting a new push on television with Zack Ryder and they did get some focus as the two battled against Hawkins’ unbreakable losing streak.

At least Hawkins got an action figure with a cane out of the deal.

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