Former WWE Superstar Blue Meanie has opened up about the pranksters he’s encountered throughout his career – identifying ECW’s late ribs Owen Hart and Shane Douglas as some of the best.
Speak with the Senior Editor of Inside The Ropes Gary Cassidy for Issue 17 of Inside The Ropes magazineBlue Meanie answered our 20 questions and didn’t shy away from talking about the biggest locker room prankster he’s ever met.
“Owen Hart is the king of the odds, but luckily I wasn’t on too many receptions, like maybe a few verbal ones.
“When he was in the Blue Blazer thing, he would come up to me and say, ‘Ah, Blue Meanie, Blue Blazer. We’re gonna do something about your name, kid.
“Just like a subtle little rib.”
Blue Meanie went on to say that he encountered ribs in ECW thanks to Shane Douglas.
“Shane Douglas was a good ribber. There was a time in ECW where we were at the Orange County Fairgrounds in New York and the arena was in one part of the building and we were dressing in another building, kind of like a stable.
“We had these big heaters that were shooting flames. It looked like an airplane engine or something. I guess I wasn’t looking he took my chair and bag and moved it right in front of one of them but left everything where it was supposed to be.
“Like, I wouldn’t have questioned it. I didn’t even think twice, I sat down and the chair was just ON FIRE! It’s hot metal, you sit down… I fired straight! You know, just that Shane laugh he does.
Good mail day!
— Gary Cassidy (@TheGaryCassidy) January 22, 2022
Not an isolated incident, Blue Meanie went on to reveal the prank that was played on him while he was in the ring – or below!
“And then the only time. Shane was wrestling Raven and I was brand new to the business. “Okay, Meanie, you get in the ring. Do the moonsault get out of the way, roll out of the ring, go under the ring, then when the match is over, I’ll take you out, throw you in the ring, I have heat with the belly against the belly.
“So here I go, I try to hit Shane with a moonsault. He gets out of the way. I roll under the ring. The match ends. Shane takes the mic, cuts a promo. I’m like, “Yeah, I’m under the ring”, he’s right on top of me and I’m under the ring kicking the ring like, “Hey, I’m here”, and he leaves me.
“And then the ring announcer says, ‘Thank you for coming to ECW, blah, blah, blah. And I’m like, “Am I waiting for the fans to leave?” Then I go out and do the toboggan. I was like, “Shane, what happened?” And Shane goes, “Oh my God, I forgot, Oh, I’m so sorry.” And then Raven enlightened me. “Welcome to the fight.” You know, it was my “welcome to the fight” moment.