Chris Masters is a former WWE Professional Wrestler, and he shared a Vince McMahon story on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast. Chris Masters is currently known as Chris Adonis and he wrestles at NWA. Chris is also the current NWA National Champion.
He spoke about the start of his pro-wrestling career. He also revealed that he reminded Vince McMahon about a WWE Hall of Famer. This inspired Chris to watch more videos and tapes to help him develop his own character.
Chris Masters Reveals That He Reminded Vince McMahon of a Hall Of Famer
“Well, I had already known through interactions with various people that I was kinda looked at like a quote-on-quote body guy, and that I had reminded Vince [McMahon] of Paul Orndorff,” Masters said.
“So, I kinda started looking into watching Paul Orndorff and watching “Ravishing” Rick Rude and different stuff like that”. Chris used the ‘Masterlock’ during his time with the WWE. It is just a full nelson.
Only a few people could ever get out of the Masterlock. He shared the reason why the move became so popular. “We were just trying to figure out a finisher and we were just playing around with a lot of different things,” Masters explained.
“We ended up falling on the Full Nelson. I used the Full Nelson as a bouncer when I broke into WWE which was kind of the funny part. It’s a great restraint hold. When I was bouncing on Sunset Boulevard in LA, they just didn’t want us to beat anybody up, obviously.
They wanted us to restrain them and get them out. So my default was the Full Nelson. “With the WWE, it was more about also the kind of the timeframe we were in, where I tell people at that point, WWE was trying to recondition the fans.
They’d done a lot of extreme stuff, like jumping off of twenty-foot ladders and stuff. So what they were trying to do was kind of reconditioning the fans to start believing in some simple stuff again that was actually credible”.
Chris Masters was actually pushed as soon as he made his debut in the WWE. In fact, his master lock was pushed so hard that the first person to ever break out of it was Bobby Lashley. Before that, he had something called the masterlock challenge during which various superstars would try to break out of the lock.