NXT In Your House was full of nostalgia, but Dok Hendrix was only part of that in the form of a still frame.
Michael Hayes, who portrayed Dok Hendrix for a few years in the 1990s WWF, was a fixture of In Your House and many other programs during the decade. However, according to Triple H, he was unwilling to play the old role.
"You have no idea how hard I tried to get Michael Hayes to cut his hair and show up as Dok Hendrix," Triple H said on his media call following the event. "His refusal was loud and very intense. I could hear him exploding through my cell phone as his Dok Hendrix photo appeared on the wall of Johnny Gargano's living room, which was phenomenal. Those nostalgic moments and all the things you remember if you're old enough -- even if you're not between the WWE Network and YouTube clips -- it's right there for everybody. From Regal doing his best Lord Alfred Hayes to the ice cream sandwiches to the ICOPRO. It was a lot of fun and paid back the nostalgia in a great way for fans. Could this comeback again? Absolutely. I think people enjoyed it. You try to do things and you get outside the box and try stuff. Some of it works, some of it doesn't but you want to bring it back and have fun. That's what I loved about this show. It was every bit of today with the excitement and energy but it had a nostalgic feel."
Hayes hasn't worked as Dok Hendrix in well over two decades, as his name reverted back to Michael Hayes around the time he started managing the Hardy Boyz in 1999. For now, the fanny pack, hat, and long hair will remain.
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