In an interview with Sports Illustrated, D-Lo Brown recalled an interesting moment between him and Vince McMahon, and it all happened after D-Lo Brown swore at RAW, although McMahon did not allow such things and it angered him.
“Back in ’97, portable DVD players were just starting to come out. You’d have sleeves of DVDs kind of like you’d have sleeves of CDs. The movie ‘Friday’ was part of the regular rotation on our road trips.
The Rock and I finished a match on a Sunday and we were back at the hotel watching ‘Friday,’ and there’s a scene where Deebo knocks out a guy and Chris Tucker yells, ‘You just got knocked the f— out!’.
- D-Lo Brown said for Sports Illustrated.
D-Lo Brown on Vince McMahon's reaction
D-Lo Brown, probably under euphoria and emotion, said something for which he immediately repented. He expected a fierce reaction from McMahon.
“The next night at Raw, we’re getting ready to go to commercial break, and the spot is that Rocky is going to clothesline Ken Shamrock out of the ring and onto the floor, and then we’d go to the commercial.
But I knew if I had that 30 seconds, I was stealing it. So when Ken was knocked out of the ring, I ran up to the ropes and screamed, ‘You just got knocked the f— out!’. and I’m shaking my head. That’s when it dawned on me that I’d swore on TV.
I figured Vince [McMahon] was going to be furious”. Then came the meeting with Vince McMahon. D-Lo Brown was afraid of his reaction, but ... “Vince had two looks. One was when he looked at you and gave a thumbs up. That was good.
The other was when he looked up, pulled his glasses down, and waved a finger over to him. That’s what I got that night. And he looked at me and said, ‘That thing you’re doing with your head? Keep doing it.’ So I didn’t get fined for swearing and I did something that piqued Vince’s curiosity.
Then I turned the volume up on the head shake, and people still tell me stories to this day about doing it in the hallway or to their mom. It’s incredible”.