Vince McMahon was recently spotted at a Dave Chappelle standup show with Donnell Rawlings at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, as seen in a photo below.
McMahon has been busy firing WWE stars recently. Adam Pearce has been in his role as on-screen WWE official since last August. However, one now-former WWE star was certain that Pearce wasn’t fond of him at first. Tony Nese was known as the ‘Ultimate Athlete’ and was a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion before being released, along a multitude of other talent including Fandango, Tyler Breeze and several others. Adam Pearce botched this Roman Reigns Smackdown promo earlier this year.
Taking to social media via Twitter, Nese responded to a now-deleted tweet by Pearce in which Nese praise the WWE official as the godfather of 205 Live, however he wasn’t sure about their working relationship at first as he tweeted out the following.
“This man right here was the godfather of 205. One of the few that fought for us and pushed us to work hard every day no matter the circumstances. I’m pretty sure he hated me at first but I think we’re cool now.”
Tony Nese would win the WWE Cruiserweight champion from Buddy Murphy during the WWE WrestleMania 35 kickoff show. His reign, would last seventy-seven days before he ultimately would lose the championship to Drew Gulak during 2019’s Stomping Grounds’ kickoff show. Gulak would be the last WWE Cruiserweight Champion in which the title was exclusively on WWE 205 Live before being shared between 205 Live and NXT. The title would then be renamed the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.
This man right here was the godfather of 205. One of the few that fought for us and pushed us to work hard every day no matter the circumstances. I'm pretty sure he hated me at first but I think we're cool now. https://t.co/hqtyEB1gvI
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) June 26, 2021