Pete Gas was a part of WWE during the Attitude Era. Gas recently recalled a funny story involving Teddy Long taking part in “Wrestler’s Court.”
Wrestler’s Court is something that would take place in the WWE backstage area involving WWE personnel policing themselves. Mostly it was done for comedic purposes to entertain eachother, but there were also real incidents that needed to be addressed.
Gas is a real-life friend of Shane McMahon who became a trained professional wrestler that got to be a part of WWE’s Mean Street Posse group.
During an appearance on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw, Gas shared the funny story about Teddy Long being “on trial” for being cheap. In addition to that, Teddy was selling Viagra pills that he was getting for free! Wrestler’s Court usually featured Bradshaw/JBL as a prosecutor while The Undertaker was the judge, but in this case, Triple H was the judge.
“I believe the charges were not cheapskate, it was cheap motherf*cker [laughs]. I remember it was like a court setting but we had desks for some reason in this one room. I remember having a spit cup and some tobacco and Kurt Angle was next to me and we laughed so hard, we were holding each other up at one point.”
“So the charges came up and Hunter [Triple H] told you [JBL] and you stood up, Hunter was papa, the godfather and he was standing there with his arms crossed all very official-like. You got up and said there were times when you go through a toll and [Teddy Long] would make like he’s fumbling through his pockets and then the money would come out when you’re already 20 yards past the toll. There was all these different charges but the official one was that he was a cheap mother f*cker.”
“All the charges came out and we’re all laughing, the place was packed to the gills. I remember Hunter said after all the evidence was brought up, he turned to me and goes ‘Well Teddy, you’re pretty much f*cked.’ He said ‘You have anything to say for yourself?’ […] Teddy goes ‘Your honour, I’d like to call a character witness – Mae Young.’ And that alone got the crowd to pop. She comes walking up and she says ‘I don’t understand you wrestlers with your big d*cks needing that Niagara’ and the place went nuts! The final verdict was he had to give you guys chicken and I don’t know how many cases of beer.”
After the story was told, JBL confirmed that he and long time tag team partner Ron Simmons (Faarooq) were entitled to buckets of chicken and lots of beer from Teddy Long, who was a riding partner of the APA. After all, that’s the sentence that was handed down by Triple H.
H/T Inside The Ropes for the transcript.