Mr. Hughes Recalls Pitching 'Millennium Man' For Chris Jericho, Vince McMahon Taking Care Of Him

Mr. Hughes may not have a laundry list of matches, but he's been part of the wrestling business since the 1980s and has worked for the WWE, ECW, and WCW.

In 1999, Hughes joined WWE and was paired with the newly signed Chris Jericho.

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Speaking to Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, Mr. Hughes recalled working with Jericho and pitching "The Millennium Man" gimmick.

"Oh yeah, no doubt about it [that he enjoyed the enforcer roles]. Every time I went to WWF — I was there three different times and each time they brought me in, they had me with somebody over. Either it was Triple H, Y2J or taking The Undertaker’s urn, I was always with somebody that was over. Each time Vince [McMahon] brought me in, I was always with somebody who was a star there, and that was the good thing about it because at first, when Millenium Man hit, I had sent WWF a package of this new character called Millenium Man, and instead of them using the Millennium Man, they put me with [Chris] Jericho and called him Y2J, which I didn’t mind because I had a gig. I had a contract, I was gonna make a whole bunch of money and so I didn’t care, you understand? The whole objective was money, period," said Hughes.

Hughes had multiple stints with WWE and shared the ring with Bret Hart and The Undertaker during house shows tours.

Speaking on his time in WWE, Hughes said, "Yeah, I got a lot of fond memories from WWF man. You know, Vince [McMahon] took care of me. He liked what I did, he liked the character. Vince likes athletes and as a big guy, what I was doing, he loved it, he saw something in me and gave me an opportunity and so when he gave me the opportunity to fight The Undertaker, he lined up all the stars of WWF, from Bret Hart to Macho Man [Randy Savage] to [‘Hacksaw’ Jim] Duggan, all of ‘em and they all had to get my hand raised because I was working my way towards The Undertaker and so they had to show that to get to The Undertaker, you gotta show that you’re a bad S.O.B. and so, that’s what Vince was trying to do and he did a damn good job at it because when he gave me the opportunity to go out there and fight The Undertaker, I didn’t believe it."

Hughes wrestled at The Gathering II on July 24, defeating Bam Bam Bundy.

You can find full results from The Gathering II by clicking here.

You can watch the full interview with Mr. Hughes in the video above.

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