Vince McMahon got his Lance's confused.
Yesterday it was rumored that Gedo had stepped down as the head booker of New Japan Pro Wrestling. The rumor turned out to be untrue but did prompt fans online to wonder about other crazy rumors in wrestling. One fan asked Lance Storm the craziest rumor he has heard that involved himself. Lance revealed that Wikipedia had pronounced him dead on two separate occasions.
That led into a story where Lance revealed that Vince McMahon confused the death of Lance Cade with Storm's death, leading to Vince calling Dave Meltzer for an unknown reason.
There’s actually a funny (strange) Vince/Meltzer story about this. It will take likely a mini thread to tell. https://t.co/TZ77RF1xyN— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) June 15, 2019
I was on vacation in Ontario when Lance Cade died in 2010. I barely knew Dave Meltzer but I got a message from him letting me know Lance had died and also told me the story that when he got home and checked his answering machine, the first message was from Vince. Cont...— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) June 15, 2019
Dave said it was strange because he hadn’t spoke to Vince in quite some time, and the message was for Dave to call him because he had to talk to him about My death. Cont..— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) June 15, 2019
There was then a second message from Vince on the machine left a little bit later where Vince told him not to bother calling because he realized it wasn’t me that died but Lance Cade. Cont..— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) June 15, 2019
Dave and I wondered what it would be about my death specifically that would move Vince to need to talk to Dave. I speculated that perhaps Vince figured that if I was dying young due to drugs the entire industry was doomed.— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) June 15, 2019
Lance McNaught was Lance Cade’s real name. Vince likely didn’t know Cade’s or My real last name. So when he heard former WWE superstar Lance McNaught passed away, he must have assumed it was me.— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) June 15, 2019
Fightful has confirmed that Lance Storm is still alive.