Former ECW Champion Shane Douglas spoke out on his Triple Threat Podcast about his Royal Rumble experience during his first WWF run. You can see highlights below:
His appearance in the 1991 Royal Rumble:
(Laughing) “The orange tights were right after the Dynamic Dudes run and most of my gear was those bright pinks and oranges and yellows and greens so I continued to wear them there. But I do remember that Royal Rumble very well. The building was extraordinarily hot that night and I knew that I would have to go out and put in a substantial amount of time. Battle Royals are difficult to begin with but when you have a Battle Royal that is a very specific position of when you are going in and have a very specific idea of when you are going out, not everyone else in that ring is thinking what you are thinking. They are thinking of their long portion of that match and could give a sh*t less about yours so not only are you going out there and trying to shine (as we say in the business) and get yourself over but you are also trying to keep yourself from getting thrown out by one of these 900 pound monsters that were in the ring back then for the WWE."
Gorilla Monsoon and Roddy Piper putting him over on commentary:
"I wasn't privy to what Gorilla (Monsoon) and Roddy (Piper) were saying about me obviously but to hear that they were putting me over and speaking kindly of me is pretty cool and I've never listened to the commentary and believe it or not I've never watched the match back. But it completely fits Gorilla who was a guy that I got a long very well with and Roddy Piper was a guy that I got a long very well with so it doesn't surprise me that they said that. They also were probably privy to information that I wasn't privy to at that point and that I was somebody that they were preparing to build.”
You can see the full podcast at this link, or below. Thank you to Chad and John for the transcript.
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