Ken “Kenny Dykstra” Doane Comments On Vince McMahon Pitching The Spirit Squad Gimmick, DX

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During a new interview with ESPN, former WWE Superstar Ken “Kenny Dykstra” Doane discussed his time in WWE, the Spirit Squad gimmick and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On getting trained by Killer Kowalski at the young age of 13: “When I got there, Kowalski said, ‘Come back in five years when you’re 18, kid. Get out of here. And I was like, ‘Mr. Kowalski, you don’t understand, if you teach me now, when I’m 18, I’ll have five years of experience and then WWE might be interested.’ I remember he just looked at me like, ‘That’s an interesting thought.’”

On Vince McMahon pitching The Spirit Squad gimmick: “[McMahon] turned and said, ‘Guys, this is my idea. It’s gonna work because I’m telling you it will work. He said, ‘I want cheerleaders. Male cheerleaders. There’s nothing that gets more heat than male cheerleaders.’ I kinda looked at the other guys out of the corner of my eye like, ‘Is this a joke? This is a good joke. You guys went all the way out to get Vince in on this?’”

On working with Degeneration-X: “It was amazing. I remember we would always joke around when we first started working [with DX], ‘I wanna take the superkick — let me take the superkick.’ Secretly we’re all fans. Of course we’re going to be fans of Shawn Michaels and Triple H, so we’d trade off. It was fun. Just learning so much in there — how to slow down, how to tell a story, and also, too, what I learned a lot from Shawn and Hunter was how to work a main event.”


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