Pete Gas speaks on his good buddy Shane McMahon still going strong.
Former member of the group that was lead by Shane McMahon, 'The Mean Street Posse's' Pete Gas was recently interviewed by Chuck Carroll of CBS Sports Local. During the interview Gas weighed on the former two-time WWE United States Champion Rusev's comments about The Undertaker prior to his initial removal from the 'Casket Match' at the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' event this upcoming Friday, and also shared his thoughts on his former running mate Shane McMahon's in-ring style.
Usually when Shane McMahon gets into a WWE ring there are a number of moments in the match where he performs a high-risk maneuver. During Shane's tag team match at WrestleMania 34 he worked a more "tamed" style. Pete Gas was asked if he believes if that had to do with age catching up to "Shane-O-Mac".
"No, I think that’s exactly why you saw what you saw out of him. Not to mention, he had an infection as well, which added to the fact of why he was in the hospital. He also has a hernia. Anyone who has ever had a hernia can understand what kind of pain the man was going through. But for the people who knocked the guy, I don’t know how you can," He continued, "He puts it all on the line for the company and really gives an effort like no other. He does some crazy stuff for a guy who’s not a full-time wrestler. The guy’s in a lot of pain, but he’s not gonna allow that to stand in the way of performing at WrestleMania. He goes above and beyond. I know that he’s got some of those things fixed. I know that a hernia alone, from what I understand, a normal person can’t do anything for six weeks, let alone wrestle." Gas expressed. "So I wouldn’t expect to see him in the ring doing anything for at least that amount of time. I haven’t spoken to him since right after Mania so I don’t know what his intentions are. I know that he has a very high pain threshold and he got through that match. He did a lot. Kudos to him for being able to do what he did."
Recently, WWE announced that "The Bulgarian Brute" Rusev was going to be stepping into the ring with "The Phenom" The Undertaker in a 'Casket' match at the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' event in Saudi Arabia. For an unknown reason, Rusev was soon removed from the bout and replaced by Chris Jericho. Not too long after the switch, Rusev was placed back in the match. One of the rumored reasons as to why Rusev was initially removed was because of comments he made to TMZ Sports about The Undertaker. Pete Gas feels as if Rusev should have never spoken on The Undertaker on that level regardless of whether it was just to build a story or not.
"I just don’t know why he made the comments he did. Why he would pick on the Undertaker. I don’t know if it was trying to build up things, maybe it was his idea of building up some heat for the match. That’s what I hope it was. I don’t even know the exact comments, but whatever the comments were, that’s the only thing I can think of. Because the Undertaker is so well-respected and so well-liked in the locker room and throughout the business, I can’t see any other reason why someone would knock Taker other than that reason." Pete Gas said.
Speaking of the 'Greatest Royal Rumble', there are a number of high-profile matches on the card and the show is scheduled to run for nearly six hours. To view the matches that are on tap for the Saudi Arabia special, click here.