Before Todd Pettengill was hired by WWE, he hosted a morning show in New York where he would do prank calls on unsuspected targets.
Pettengill made his WWE debut on WWF Mania in 1993 and would serve as the host for many WWE studio shows and pay-per-view events.
Speaking on Two Man Power Trip podcast, Pettengill recalled his first conversations with the McMahon family.
"Vince and Linda McMahon were fans of the radio show. I got a call out of the blue, Linda called first, and said, 'Vince and I were talking and love what you do on the radio, do you have an interest in wrestling?' I said, 'I really don't watch.' Vince said, 'That's perfect. I want somebody with an outside perspective. I want someone new, who is a fan, with a microphone.' It all stemmed from the radio show and then I went to the audition in Stamford and was lucky enough to get the gig," he said. Pettengill noted that he believed they were fans of the prank calls.
Though the McMahons liked Pettengill, he still went through the audition process, where he had a run-in with Vince in the bathroom.
"After the interview process, I went to the bathroom and somebody walked in while I was in another stall and proceeded to do a little damage. I asked for a courtesy flush. I didn't know who it was, but I heard him laugh. He said, 'I think this is going to work out.' If I knew it was him, I can't tell you 100% if I would have said that. Probably not. I guess it was good that I didn't know it was him," he said.
And the rest is history.
Pettengill will return to WWE television this Sunday when he hosts NXT TakeOver: In Your House. You can find his comments on his return by clicking here.
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