Colt Cabana is currently part of the ROH roster and remains one of the most beloved stars backstage in AEW and ROH. Before joining Tony Khan’s company, Cabana was a big name in the indies. That said, it appears that Cabana pitched an idea to be Dude Love for a 2008 storyline with Edge and Mick Foley.

Colt Cabana signed with WWE back in 2007, where he was relatively unknown around that time. He made his debut on the August 15th, 2008 episode of SmackDown, where Cabana was known as Scotty Goldman and was largely used as enhancement talent and nothing more.

Colt Cabana was eventually released by WWE in February 2009 after failing to connect with fans. While speaking on the Developmentally Speaking podcast, Cabana revealed that he pitched an idea during Edge and Mick Foley’s brief angle that would have seen him portray Dude Love and Kizarny portray Cactus Jack in a series of three-on-three tag team matches against Edge and his Edgeheads.

“Oh, my biggest [push], my one that I thought would be the most successful was, Edge and Foley had just returned, so I knew like Foley didn’t want a full-time program, and so I had pitched that six-man series of like Edge and the Edgeheads, which is Hawkins and Ryder, versus me and this was before Kizarny went up. It would be the three Faces of Foley, Mick as Mick, me as Dude Love, and then Kizarny as Cactus Jack,” he said. “My whole pitch was like we’ll wrestle the whole matches. They don’t have to do anything on house shows. We’ll do all the work. They just come in for the hot tag and that way, we still present them as the huge stars, but we’re their crutches.

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“I was always sad that I never got to pitch that to Mick,” he adds. “Hawkins and Ryder, they pitched it to Edge before they pitched it to the office, and Edge liked it. So he went to the office and fought for it. Listen, the developmental wrestlers, we pitched everything everywhere, every time, there were so many pitches. “I would say 99% [of them are] not even listened to. So if that had just gotten in Mick’s ear, and I knew Mick, Mick was a friend of mine, I just hadn’t put it in his ear yet, and I think maybe if I had gotten that in his ear, he would have thought about it, but it just went dead and never happened.”

Colt Cabana wrestled in less than 12 matches during his time in WWE. He also made ten times more money after his WWE exit. Cabana is now content working in AEW and ROH and that is all that matters to him.

What do you make of Colt Cabana’s idea? Do you think it would have been feasible in WWE at the time? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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