6. Vince McMahon Doesn’t Believe In Sending Fans Home Happy Anymore?
During a recent edition of The Triple Threat Podcast, ECW Legend Shane Douglas talked about Bayley using the belly-to-belly suplex as her finisher and losing to Alexa Bliss in her hometown. Below is what Douglas had to say:
“First off it wasn’t mine. The belly to belly was around a lot longer than me. If anything I think it is more of an homage than anything and hopefully somebody that watches that will say I remember that Shane Douglas used that and it keeps you alive in some ways. But, I watched the pay per view with Bayley wrestling in San Jose. She looks like she is beginning to grasp the concepts of what she is doing, not fluent yet but clearly learning. What I couldn’t understand from that show is and Vince McMcMahon himself out of his mouth told me in a private meeting with him when they did the whole thing with Shawn Michaels handing me the Intercontinental Title belt and Razor beating me for that; ‘We here in the World Wrestling Federation believe that fans should always go home happy’. My comment to him at the time was to make them go home un-happy once in awhile but also to send them home pissed off every so often as well. As a heel I saw that work throughout my career.
So I can’t understand why you would take Bayley in her hometown and beat her with a girl that is literally maybe not even half her size with a modified roll-up of sorts. I knew somebody who was in the building that day and they said the energy in the building dropped precipitously after that. Scratching my head, is it still believing in sending the fans home happy? Or is that just a asterisk next to that when you think you want to do something different? Whether it makes sense or not to do it.”