Steve Cutler discussed Vince McMahon wanting him to shave in a new House of Hardcore podcast interview. WWE ‘Bring Back’ Fired Star As General Manager.
“We still had the beard and the hair at the time. I still kept showing up for about three weeks. I think that’s what got us that call for the Knights of the Lone Wolf because we were showing up, and showed that we want to be there. We get the call saying, ‘Of the week of SmackDown, we need you guys to come in. We have two different looks. One is this NBA suit with a hoodie look. They sent us pictures of NBA players.’ I’m like, ‘How is that going to work? The swag works like that, but for me, I have a beard and hair, and I look like a disheveled, old vet. Same with Blake.’
They were like, ‘No, this is what creative thinks will work.’ Ok, cool. Another one was another look. I don’t know if you play video games at all, but like the Hitman series, where he has a nice tight shirt and tie. He has a clean-cut kind of look and slacks. So Blake wears the hoodie and the suit. I wear the tight polo, the tight slacks, and a nice pair of shoes. We came in. We get pulled into the office and this is what we’re going to go with. Vince is there and Prichard is there. Vince said, ‘Well Bruce, what do you like?’ He said, ‘I like that one.’
Of course, he points to Blake because we liked the look that I was wearing. He said, ‘We need you guys to have matching suits.’ We said, ‘Well, we don’t have that.’ He said, ‘What do you mean, you don’t have that?’ I said, ‘We were not told to have matching suits.’ Here we are, 45 minutes before going live on TV, driving to Men’s Warehouse to buy new suits. It’s one of those stories where again in pro wrestling we would never have expected, but it’s pretty funny to literally go out and John Laurinaitis says, ‘We’ll foot the bill.’ Here we are going to get non-tailored suits to be on live TV, and it’s just WWE. We would look at each other and laugh as we’re driving. Here we are trying to rush back to the arena and I’m like, ‘We’re going to look like crap.’ Then here we are, clean-shaven and no hair because Vince said, ‘Nope, beards off.’ Ok, cool. We walked in with beards. We left and one of the first people to see us was Cesaro. He was dying laughing and said, ‘Wow, you guys get the full treatment today.’ We were like, ‘Yep.’ Wrestling News transcribed his comments.