Vince McMahon is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the world of professional wrestling. That said, Vince McMahon has a reputation for being a cold-hearted demon and Shane Douglas believes this to be the case as well.
Shane Douglas was well known for his time in ECW, where he instantly became one of the top stars in the company and competed in numerous solid matches as part of Paul Heyman’s company.
While speaking on Wrestling Shoot Interviews, Shane Douglas recalled the harrowing experience of getting injured in a match against Scott Hall during a WWE house show, which was in the final few days of his WWE career.
Shane Douglas got a proper medical evaluation and was warned then by a doctor that it could lead to him ending up in a wheelchair. When Douglas told Vince McMahon he couldn’t wrestle on his final day of working in WWE against Savio Vega, McMahon had a very callous reaction.
“It’s turning to a nightmare, right? I said doctor this is my last night working with this a**hole. Look, it’s fake wrestling, What’s the worst thing that can happen. His reply to me, was, you can end up sexually dysfunctional, in a wheelchair for the rest of your life or both. Well, that’s the magic phrase I’m done.
Vince says, asks the same thing. What’s the worst thing that can happen. He said this young man can end up in a wheelchair. I’m looking at Vince, he didn’t even blink when this guy said that. So he turns to me now and he comes up our chests were touching. And he goes ‘Dean do you agree with this diagnosis.’ Douglas continued “I put my hand on his chest and I pushed him and I’m not qualified to agree or disagree with that diagnosis. And Vince did this little hissy fit dance like this and turned in the corner and walked intentionally towards me And shoulder thumped me like tackling me and it twisted me, the doctor had to grab, but when he did, it turned me.”
It is certainly disappointing to hear Vince McMahon treated Shane Douglas this way, but it isn’t really surprising either. Regardless, Shane Douglas did not have a good experience in WWE and that will never change.
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