The Two Man Power Trip welcomed the "Mega Man" Tom Magee for an EXTREMELY RARE and VERY REVEALING interview. Tom Magee is now known to most fans as Bret Hart's opponent in the "LOST" match from 1986 where a young Hitman was tasked with helping newcomer Tom Magee impress the WWF brass. This match would later be dubbed the "holy grail" of wrestling footage due to the reaction of Vince McMahon crowning Magee as his next champion and possible replacement for Hulk Hogan down the line. In this conversation, Magee opens up about the recent explosion of fan interest regarding this match, what exactly happened following his dark match backstage with management and what he did after all the madness that was the WWF in the late 1980s. We also dig deep into "Mega Man's" past and find out the body-building influences he had as well as how he maintained his absolutely impressive physique. The full episode can be downloaded at this link.
Response to the match’s release and WWE Network documentary:
"I'm appreciative about that. It makes me feel good that they recognize and wanted to showcase what happened a long time ago. But it's the history of wrestling that is interesting and of course Bret goes all the way to the top of pro wrestling so that was also great. If I'd been more successful and I did wrestle for five years to some success and I had a lot of interesting matches and who you get paired up with makes for a lot of those stories and the possibilities of what can happen. But it was great fortune to have crossed paths with Bret that night and that's there for all time and it was a significant match for me and for him. One thing that was fascinating when we were at Starrcast is Bret was talking about how he struggled to get recognition for his wrestling ability at some point in the WWF now that was unknown to me. I assumed he just was always recognized as top tier but apparently he also had to overcome a lot of people who weren't sure and who didn't recognize style or ability was and so that was a big wake up for me because I didn't know that."
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