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WWE News: Pete Gas rules out the possibility of Mean Street Posse returning to the WWE

10.31K   //    26 Mar 2017, 17:30 IST
The Mean Street Posse accompanied Shane McMahon during their early days in the WWE

What’s the story?

Former WWE performer Pete Gas was recently interviewed by CBS Sports in a bid to promote his new book. During the conversation, he ruled out the possibility of the former Mean Street Posse faction returning to the WWE.

In case you didn’t know…

The Mean Street Posse is a former WWE faction which consisted of Pete Gas, Rodney and Jason Abs. Both Gas and Rodney were childhood friends of Shane McMahon and the group’s primary purpose was to assist him in his matches during their early days.

However, their alliance with McMahon came to an end as they turned on him after having failed to help him win a match at SummerSlam 1999 against Test. Although Mean Street Posse did not enjoy much success in the WWE, all three members did hold the WWF Hardcore Championship very briefly.

The heart of the matter

On Mean Street Posse returning to the WWE, Gas stated that he wished it could have happened but then added that it won’t. He explained that even though the company was bringing back people, there had been no talks about the Posse returning with so much talent already available. 

However, the two-time WWF Hardcore Champion did admit that he would love to go back if the WWE called him.

This is what Pete Gas told CBS Sports:

“I wish I could sit here and play with this and say yes. But the answer is no. I know they’ve brought some guys back. I saw The Headbangers not too long ago, and I was happy to see that. Mosh’s son got to enjoy seeing his dad in a WWE ring, and that meant to the world to him. But there haven’t been any talks of it. They has so much talent there.

However, he maintained that he would do it if the WWE calls:

Not that age is anything but a number, but I’m going to be 47 in May. Not that I wouldn’t do it, because I’ve always said, and I mean it, that if WWE calls, I would pack my bags and be out the door in five minutes. That’s how much I love the business. And Shane knows it.”

What next?

Their association with Shane McMahon is perhaps the only thing that the Mean Street Posse are remembered for and he could well be the best way for them to reconnect with the WWE.

Author’s Take

There are multiple factions that have come and gone in the WWE over the years, and the Mean Street Posse clearly didn’t do much of note during their time in the company to warrant a comeback.

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