Vince McMahon ‘Punished’ Two Top WCW Stars

The former WWE veteran commentator Jim Ross recently revealed that it was due to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon that Brian Adams and Bryan Clark quit WWE.



Vince McMahon wanted them to train in the company’s developmental system

Adams (a.k.a. Crush) and Clark (a.k.a. Adam Bomb) rejoined WWE in 2001 after The Undertaker recommended them to Vince. They were known as KroniK and the two-time WCW World Tag Team Champions were removed from WWE television just three weeks after their return. WWE Extreme Rules Match Winners Revealed?

Ross, who is WWE’s former Head of Talent Relations, discussed KroniK’s brief WWE run. On the latest episode of his Grilling JR podcast, he said the two men were offended after being sent to WWE’s Heartland Wrestling Association developmental territory:

“I was honest but they were offended and I can understand to some degree why. I got orders from headquarters, man, what am I gonna do? ‘Oh, Vince, you’re wrong on this deal. Those guys are a great team.’ They weren’t a great team at that time. We wanted them to be a great team, and if they were then you’ve got two badass heels that might draw yourself some money. But it just wasn’t on the cards,” Ross said.

KroniK’s final match for Vince McMahon’s WWE took place at Unforgiven 2001 against Kane and The Undertaker. The Brothers of Destruction retained the WCW World Tag Team Championship after the won the bout.

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