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AEW Wrestler Explains How Vince McMahon Ruined His Identity

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• Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran Pete Gas (Real name: Peter Gasparino) celebrates his 50th birthday today.

Pete Gas is a legitimate High School friend of Vince McMahon’s son, fellow Attitude Era Veteran Shane McMahon.

Pete wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from early 1999 till mid-2000, forming “The Mean Street Posse” with Rodney & Joey Abs.

The last time we saw him, he was an entrant in an old school themed “15th Anniversary Battle Royal” on RAW in 2007.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE GAS!

• AEW Wrestler Explains How Vince McMahon Ruined His Identity

AEW wrestler Lance Archer recently appeared on the Talk Is Jericho podcast and talked about how Vince McMahon ruined his identity during his time in WWE.

Archer discussed being in FCW (WWE’s developmental territory) for 6 months and then getting called up to WWE’s ECW brand.

He kept long hair and a braided goatee in FCW, but all of that changed moments before his WWE debut.

Below is what Archer said:

“All of a sudden, [John Laurinaitis] calls me over and is like, ‘Kid, we’re cutting your hair.’ ‘Alright, am I on TV tonight?’ ‘Yeah’. They literally took me to the hairdresser.

They chopped my hair and told them to shave my face and leave the jacket. I was still getting the opportunity, but everything I created in my mind as an identity was taken away.”

Vince McMahon then told him:

“We’re gonna break you down to build you up.”

        
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