Rickey Shane Page recalls bumping into Kid Rock backstage at the Ric Flair's Last Match event.
Ric Flair's Last Match was an event that seemingly brought almost everybody in the world of wrestling together. Noted superstars like The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Bret Hart, and DDP were all in attendance at the event, but notable independent stars like Mance Warner, Joey Janela, and Nick Wayne are also present at the show.
According to Rickey Shane Page, WWE Hall Of Famer Kid Rock was backstage at the event as well. In a new interview with Fightful, Page recalled bumping into Kid Rock backstage and having to redirect him to Jeff Jarrett's locker room.
"I remember, I literally, actually, bumped into Kid Rock. He was just hanging out. So I was coming around this corner and I bumped into someone. I was like, ‘Oh, my bad,’ and I looked up and it was Kid Rock. I bumped into him and I was like, ‘Oh, what the fuck?’ He started laughing. I was like, ‘Yo, my bad, dude.’ He’s like, ‘Nah. There’s too many people over here.’ I was like, ‘Yo, Jeff Jarrett’s over there in his locker room, go say hi.’ He was like, ‘Oh, for real?’ ‘Yeah.’ So he walked away. But I actually bumped into Kid Rock. It was just a real moment."
Page also went on to discuss Dan The Dad and how he was the test subject for a new finishing move that Dan wanted to try out.
"Yeah. So, Dan used to come up to Alpha-1, Ethan Page’s promotion in Canada, before he started doing the gimmick. It was just talked about, like jokingly in the back. I remember me and Ethan Page going like, ‘Dude, do this gimmick. Do this gimmick. It’s really good.’ I remember, too, we even had a heel character for him to do where he was Step Dad Dan, where he wore a pair of jeans and a leather jacket and he’d be like, ‘I’m taking your mother out,’ stuff like that. Exactly. If I remember correctly, he said he had an idea and he didn’t know if it would work. He pitched it to me and I think I died laughing. I was like, ‘That’s hilarious. Yes, of course you can do that.’ If I’m not mistaken, I think that might have been a scramble for Freelance Wrestling. We all were on the apron, two at a time like the old school Ring of Honor scramble—they way they should be done, young people. So I remember, Dan was on the apron and they wanted Dan so badly. Like, so bad. It was at Logan Square Auditorium, which is a great venue, always good crowds. I remember when Dan got tagged in, it was so loud that the ring was vibrating from the noise. The room was shaking. I got chills from it. I’m kinda getting chills from thinking about it now. It was such a loud reaction when he got tagged in."
Elsewhere in the interview, Page talked about getting to wrestle Paul Wight at Arthur Ashe Stadium. To learn more, click here.
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