WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg is a true veteran in professional wrestling, as he largely made a name for himself as part of D-Generation X in the 90s. He has faced off against numerous top stars during that time, including even The Rock and Steve Austin.

On the October 25th 1999 episode of Monday Night Raw, The Rock teamed up with Steve Austin and squared off against the New Age Outlaws, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn.

While speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, Oh… You Didn’t Know, Road Dogg recalled the match. Dogg revealed that he wrestled Austin and The Rock while high.

“Of course not, I’m cruising. And truth be told, I wrongly considered myself belonging in that match. I mean, looking back now and you see like, okay, dawg, you are no Rock or Austin. But at the time, I was in the match with them, and I was high, so I thought I was equal to them.


Yeah, I mean, we look we, a lot of times, even on live events, we would go and we would main event the show in our tag title defence or whatever. Taker or Rock or Austin or whoever the real attraction was, would go on, like before intermission, and then they could shower and get dressed and leave or whatever, and we would close the show. And that was the way it just went that way.

And so this was, look, this was one of those times where I appreciated them thinking highly enough of us to put us on TV in that spot, you know what I mean? That says a lot, especially now knowing the importance of that spot and the importance of landscape on television period. And so having a somewhat of a grasp of that now, it’s really impressive to me that we were the main event of the show and a tag title, defence, you know what I mean? That’s cool to think about now, at the time, I just thought, I’m doing my job, and how do I quickly get out of here and get to the next town?”

The New Age Outlaws managed to defeat The Rock and Steve Austin that night as well. Interestingly enough, both The Rock and Steve Austin could be competing at WrestleMania 39 next year as well.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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