WWE Hall Of Famer Cried When Vince McMahon Broke Up Tag Team

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Vince McMahon made a WWE Hall of Famer cry and it had nothing to do with how Vince looks with a mustache.

When the Road Dogg became a major star in WWE, it was when he teamed up with Billy Gunn to form the New Age Outlaws. The two men were going nowhere as midcard singles wrestlers before that, but when they became a team, they would go on to have a legendary run that cemented them as one of the greatest WWE tag teams ever.

During their run together, the New Age Outlaws were six-time WWE Tag Team Champions, they were part of D-Generation X and they were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019.

On his “Oh You Didn’t Know” podcast, Road Dogg talked about how he felt when Vince McMahon told him that WWE was planning to split up the team in early 1999.

“This is the time where I literally went in and asked Vince to please not split us up because I don’t think I can do it without Billy. That’s just me being honest. There might have been tears shed to be quite honest with you and when I say might have been, I mean, I cried.”

“I want to be the first out of the curtain with the microphone, but hey, be right behind me. Be close. That’s how I felt. I felt like I needed him and when I was told I wasn’t going to have him, it’s as simple as that. I was like, no. I need him. It scared the crap out of me. That’s where I was at. It scared me to death that I was gonna have to do this on my own.”

While Road Dogg wasn’t sure about a singles run, Vince McMahon assured him that he would be okay.

“He tells me, ‘You’re gonna be great. This is gonna be good for you and it’s gonna be good for Billy.’ I knew it was gonna be good for Billy because I knew what they had in mind and I knew what he looked like. I knew Billy was gonna do great, I knew Billy was gonna go on to do great things, and I didn’t have the same confidence in myself.”

“I think it turned out okay. I just didn’t see that happening. I’m a big future tripper. That means that you forecast fear onto future events, stuff that ain’t happened yet. I didn’t know if I would succeed, if I would stand or fall as an individual talent, but I projected fear onto the future and said, ‘Oh my God, I can’t do it alone.'”

Despite his hesitancy to become a singles wrestler, Road Dogg did have some success in singles as an Intercontinental and Hardcore Champion, but he is definitely most remembered for his run with the New Age Outlaws tag team.

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