Trevor Murdoch recalls Triple H asking him and Lance Cade to protect him from Road Dogg and Billy Gunn.
While speaking with Tom Campbell on the latest edition of Desert Island Graps, Murdoch, who worked for WWE from 2005 to 2008, said that there was a period of time where there was a lot of heat between Hunter and his former DX stablemates, The New Age Outlaws.
Although it seemed suspicious, Murdoch remembers doing a house show in the same town that Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were doing an autograph signing. He eventually heard through the grapevine that they were going to be at the venue and hit the ring when Triple H came out for the main event and beat him up.
“The problem with that is, as soon as those guys came through the crowd, people would have popped because they’d have thought it was part of the show," Murdoch explained. "As soon as they saw those guys climb over the railing and begin kicking the sh*t out of Hunter, they would have thought it was part of the show so nobody would have done anything. Hunter would have just been by himself trying to fight off two guys, and people would have thought: ‘Oh look, this is so cool!’"
According to Murdoch, he and Cade, who were three-time WWE World Tag Team Champions, had a reputation amongst the talent of being incredibly close (both in terms of their relationship and literal distance from one another). There were even times that they got into fights solely because the other was in it and they had to come in.
“So Hunter tracks me down and goes: ‘Where’s that partner of yours? I need to talk to you both’" Murdoch continued. "We’re expecting some kind of grand advice about our match but he goes: ‘Are you two watching my match tonight?’ We’re young guys so we’re telling him of course we’re watching his match, we watch him every night."
Hunter proceeded to explain the situation and told them the following; "I want you guys at the curtain and I want you watching my whole match. The minute you see those guys, you hit that f**king ring, and you proceed to start kicking their f**king ass."
Seeing how serious he was, Murdoch and Cade agreed but were relieved when Road Dogg and Billy Gunn never showed up.
Later today - Sunday, June 6 - Murdoch will challenge Nick Aldis for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at NWA When Our Shadows Fall.
Fightful will have live coverage of the event beginning at 12 p.m. PST.