Shane Douglas Doesn't Look Back On His Dean Douglas Days Fondly

Shane Douglas spent time a little bit of everywhere in wrestling, including two runs with WWF. However, his time as "Dean Douglas" isn't necessarily looked upon fondly.

Despite becoming WWE Intercontinental Champion (for 15 minutes), Douglas recalled working for the company in 1995, and on his podcast said that outside of traveling with people he liked, he didn't enjoy it.

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"My first recollection of RAW as Dean Douglas was the episode that was shot in Lansing (Michigan) where we had Bob Backlund involved and X-Pac and I wrestled Scott Hall for the Intercontinental Title. But by that time it was already highly evident that to me anyway that the character (Dean Douglas) that had been explained to me was not the character that they were going to go with on air. So it kind of took on a life of its own and I have very negative memories of my time there in 96. The money was the sh*ts, the travel was brutal even though I was working my ass off every night 28 days on average per month while getting paid peanuts compared to the people I was wrestling. So you won't hear me say much positive about my time there as Dean Douglas in the RAW days other than I enjoyed a lot of the guys I was on the road with like Dustin Rhodes and many others like Bret Hart, Curt Hennig, Undertaker and I really enjoyed working around those guys and being around those guys."

Douglas would go on to talk about Raw 25, and the time it took to film a full Raw taping in 1995 on the episode of the Triple Threat Podcast. Although Douglas met success in both ECW and WCW, and found his way to NWA: TNA later, his two WWF stays are a blip on his radar. 

Thanks to Chad and John of the Two Man Power Trip for submitting the transcript.


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