Thompson, the organiser of the wrestling convention, said WWE tried to make it up to him after they pulled The Undertaker and Kurt Angle from the event. However, the company rejected his idea to have Vince McMahon take part in a meet and greet with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Connor’s Cure charity.
After the Vince suggestion was shot down, Thompson contacted the WWE Chairman’s brother, as well as Eric Angle (Kurt’s brother) and Brian Lee (Fake Undertaker), but he was unable to book any of them for the event.
“I tried to book Eric Angle, Kurt’s brother, and I tried to book Brian Lee, the famous ‘Underfaker’ from SummerSlam ‘94, and then I found, with a little bit of help from my friend, a mutual friend of ours… Rod McMahon. I made him a pitch, we had a discourse back and forth, and then I got a frantic call from Bruce [Prichard], ‘What the f*** are you doing?!’ Word had gotten back around.”
Bischoff responded by saying he was unable to go into details about behind-the-scenes conversations that he had in WWE, but he thinks Thompson would have gained the respect of the higher-ups in the company for his unique approach.
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