Trevor Murdoch has recalled the time Triple H asked him and Lance Cade to watch his back at a WWE house show, for fear of being attacked by Brian James and Billy Gunn.
Murdoch, speaking to Tom Campbell in the latest edition of Desert Island Graps, offered details of how The Game approached him and Cade to ensure they were at the curtain and ready to hit the ring in order to help him against ‘Road Dogg’ And Gunn, should they decide to show up.
The duo, at the time, had a problem with Triple H, with the King Of Kings hearing rumours they were going to jump him at a house show.
With that in mind, Triple H enlisted Murdoch and Cade to watch his back.
Murdoch said: “There was a time period when there was a lot of animosity between Hunter and Road Dogg and Billy Gunn. We were in a town wrestling, doing a house show, but it so happened to be the same town that Road Dogg and Billy were doing an autograph signing in, which seemed suspicious in of itself.
“It got through the grapevine and got to Hunter that Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were going to come to the house show, and when Hunter went in for the main event they were going to hit the ring and beat his ass.
“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. 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!’
“Lance and I had a reputation in the locker room where, if you’ve seen one, the other one wasn’t that far behind. Cade and I were tight and there were a couple of times we got into a couple of fights, because one guy got into a fight and the other one had come in.
“So Hunter tracks me down and goes: ‘Where’s that partner of yours? I need to talk to you both’. 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.
“And he goes: ‘Yeah quit with this’ and then explains to us the situation and what he’d heard, that Billy and Road Dogg were going to jump into the ring and beat him up.
“He goes: ‘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.’
“This was very serious. He was very adamant, and we know this is coming from the very top. So Lance and I told Hunter ‘of course’. So Hunter walks off and me and Lance look at each other and we’re like ‘Are we about to fight Billy Gunn and Road Dogg?’ Thankfully, those guys didn’t show up, because we’d have had to go out there."
Trevor Murdoch will be in action this Sunday at NWA When Our Shadows Fall, challenging Nick Aldis for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The pay-per-view can be viewed on FITE TV.