WWE has a lot of historic stables in the company’s legacy, and it’s hard to imagine things going any other way. Now, we know that Stevie Richards was almost picked for both of those legendary factions, but neither pitch worked.
D-Generation X and Evolution are widely regarded as two of the most iconic stables in WWE history. In a recent interview, Stevie Richards revealed that he was in talks to potentially join both groups.
During a conversation with WSI’s James Romero, Richards confirmed that WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon considered the possibility of him joining D-Generation X. Obviously, that didn’t work out.
“It was a consideration right before I signed with the company. I had met with Vince and, by the way, absolutely totally unprepared for what sat across from me with Vince. There was no preparation. Like I said, I was very immature in a lot of ways, but I think Vince also knew that I was gonna try to work hard. You just don’t know sometimes with Vince when he wakes up in the morning.”
Stevie Richards had a nice run with WWE from 1999 to 2008, during that time he won the Hardcore Championship 21 times and the European Championship once. He also replaced Big Show in the story mode in the No Mercy video game, because WWE sent Show back to OVW as punishment for being out of shape. Now, Richards can look back at his career, and wonder what could have been.
At 51-years-old, Stevie Richards is also remembered for his leadership role in the villainous Right to Censor faction from 2000 to 2001. Sadly, he didn’t get to add DX or Evolution to that resume of stables.
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