– Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com recently interviewed former WWE star Pete Gas of Shane McMahon’s Mean Street Posse. Gas commented on Shane’s Hell In a Cell match with The Undertaker on Sunday at WrestleMania 32:
“Everyone is talking about two “older guys” in the ring and that Shane isn’t going to be able to do the kind of stuff he’s done before. People don’t realize — Shane’s nuts. Shane is really nuts. Shane will put it all out on the line. It’s WrestleMania and enough said with that. I always say this about Shane: I defy anybody to pick one match that Shane McMahon was involved in and you said, “That match sucked. That match was OK.” Then turn around and say how many times was Shane McMahon in a match that there was something memorable about it or Shane stole the show again tonight? More often than not, you’re saying that Shane brought it and Shane stole the show. There’s nothing in the world that makes me think otherwise, not because Shane is a friend of mine and I love him. It has nothing to do with that. It has to do with the fact that just as a Shane McMahon fan and just knowing him as a human being and how crazy he’s been since the day I met him, he’s going to go out there and steal the show again. I guarantee you that match that night is going to be the one that everyone remembers.”
– Last night’s WWE SmackDown, featuring just three matches and live WrestleMania 32 hype from Dallas, drew 2.328 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show with Brock Lesnar, which drew 2.501 million viewers.
SmackDown ranked #2 for the night in viewers, behind The O’Reilly Factor, and #3 in the 18-49 demographic behind the NBA and 60 Days In.