• Shane Douglas Gives His Views On Rockin Rebel Murder-Suicide Incident
During a recent edition of the Triple Threat Podcast, former ECW Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas shared his reaction when the news broke to him that former ECW wrestler Charles Williams (f.k.a The Rockin Rebel) had murdered his wife Stephanie before taking his own life.
Below is what Douglas said:
“It is such a crazy story and not to just throw a cliche out there but this just proves that with all the insane stories that we’ve heard about in professional wrestling that there is always something crazier coming down the road somewhere. I knew Chuck (obviously) and I’ve known him for two decades (maybe longer) and he and I always got along although Chuck and anyone that knows him knows what I am talking about, he wasn’t the king of guy who would let his hair down with you. If you were talking about subject A, he would say a few things about subject A and was on his way and he was like an overly intense guy.
He’d scream about a parking spot type of thing. I didn’t read any of the Facebook posts and I didn’t know his wife but my condolences to the family and obviously the children. That is the biggest heartbreak of this thing to me is that the kids were in the house allegedly from what I am reading online that the kids were in the house at the time that this happened. Can you image if you hear a couple of shots and you find your mother and your father just laying there dead? I can’t think of anything more horrible for a child. No kid should have to witness something like that let alone the loss of their mother at the hands of their father.
It just nauseates me if you think about it that there is a woman dead that lived in fear and understandably so and the kids having aside from what they witnessed at the house and I had read something from one of the neighbors that there was a lot of stuff and language being used, imagine the kids seeing this on a day-to-day basis and seeing this yelling and screaming, that is not healthy for a child. This on top of it is just a really tragic situation and that goes without saying it. My condolences go out to the families, to his wife and especially the kids. Whoever is listening and if anybody is listening out there from the family please make sure those kids see some professionals to get that dealt with because that is obviously going to leave a deep scar on the kids.
I don’t know the circumstances or anything but if you are planning on killing somebody, please send the kids to the neighbor’s house for the night and for God’s sake do something. The whole thing is so nauseating and sickening.”
• WWE Hall Of Famer Says The Undertaker & Roman Reigns Are On His List For WrestleMania 35
During a recent interview with Digital Spy, WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg was asked if The Undertaker should retire, on if we could see Goldberg go one-on-one against “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 35 & more.
Below are the highlights:
On if The Undertaker should retire:
“You know, it’s not my decision. If you asked him the same question about me, he’d probably say the same thing. At the end of the day, it’s up to the person lacing those boots up, and my opinion is nothing but that. And one person’s opinion doesn’t mean that things are right or wrong.
I believe that in Mark’s head, Mark knows when to call it quits. He’ll do it when he wants to, and nobody can tell him otherwise, except for Vince, maybe. You know, they can sit down and have a man-to-man, and when it gets to the point where the performance isn’t there, or you’re enduring too much pain [where] you have to prepare too many different ways to get into the match, then it’s time to do it.
But, it’s a really very hard thing to do. And money doesn’t drive it. People think that money drives them, and that has nothing to do with it. We’re talking about careers here that need to be made or broken in one or two matches, or one comeback. One of the old-time programs. You know you don’t want to change your legacy. So, it’s something very much to consider, and it’s tough. I mean, when I got offered the opportunity to come back, it was tough for me.
I mean, I didn’t know — personally, I didn’t want to do it. For the family, there wasn’t an iota in my mind that didn’t want to do it. So I had to meet myself in the middle, take a sacrifice, and take one for the team and go out and do my thing. I wasn’t prepared the way I wanted to be, but I finally got prepared enough, and then it was time to hang them up again.”
On if we could see Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 35:
“All I got to say is, it ain’t up to me. Whether it’s Reigns or ‘Taker, and, I don’t know, I’m not gonna say anybody else. Hey, Reigns and ‘Taker are the two guys on my list right now. I mean, obviously for two different reasons, but I’d be honoured to get in the ring with either one of them. And I still owe Brock one, but I’m two-and-one on him, so it’s all good.”