Shane Douglas Speaks Out On WWE's Use Of Starrcade

Shane Douglas is familiar with Starrcade, having won a short match on 1999's show, but he doesn't really advocate Vince McMahon and WWE bringing back the show for their own use in November.

During the latest episode of his Triple Threat Podcast, Dougals spoke out about WWE's use of the trademark, and their invitation to Cody Rhodes to appear on the event. 

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“I’d be shocked if Cody does appear and not because I’m sure he loves his brother Dustin dearly but for Cody to go back it seems to me from what I have read publicly, I have not spoken privately to him about it but it seems like he left on pretty terse terms with WWE. Which seems to be a revolving thing doesn’t it? People that leave seem to have a pretty disgruntled view of the company. I don’t see in my personal opinion where if I was an NWA fan (and I am) but if I am a fan outside of the business I wouldn’t spend one dollar on a WWE Starrcade event because Vince McMahon had nothing to do with the inception, build-up, execution or duration of Starrcade. Those were exclusively an NWA product under the Crocketts and with Dusty Rhodes and it was the Dusty Rhodes brainchild that started it. I just don’t see where it would be like (Darren) Aronofsky the guy who did The Wrestler, it would be like him suddenly saying he can write a Star Wars movie which he has never had anything to do with because that is a (Disney) Lucas Property and I just don’t see the connection from Vince McMahon to Starrcade. Vince has enough entities that he is making money on and off of that he did create and I don’t see where he has the right to crossover. I don’t care that he bought the name from the WCW library or whatever, he had nothing to do with Starrcade and the purest “mark” in me would never spend a dime to support that."

You can check out the full episode of Douglas' podcast at this link. 

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