Anybody seen final Kevin Steen Show with The Bucks?
Funny as expected by I found the original plans for PWG/Mount Rushmore in 2014 had Drake and Steen not signed with WWE very interesting. They said something about an Eight-Person Guerrilla Warfare Match and some Dragon guy making an in-ring return or something.
That would have been special.
Mount Rushmore (World champ Cole, Tag champs Young Bucks & Steen) VS A ridiculously over Drake and Candice and 2 of THE PWG guys in Joey and the returning Dragon - That would have been insane. So happy for the guys signed but I wish that could have gone through at some point. Drake was hugely over at this point, still is, and Candice/Cole was special too, with the Dragon return and featuring all the champs, feuds heading in, heel stable, owners and other things would have made it huge for me.
The idea Steen mentioned, for those who don't know, was for Mount Rushmore to form and then at the end of a future show have the top 'faces get one over on them. A few minutes in, with the good guys still on top, the lights go out and when they come back on Super Dragon is in the ring and, expectedly, the crowd would go crazy. However, Dragon would take out the good guys and then take off the mask and be revealed to be Kevin Steen (who the crowd didn't realise had slipped out during the melee.)
This would proceed to the next show where the same would happen again and Matt Jackson mentions the lights go out, in comes Dragon who is revealed as Steen - Big joke - but then the lights go out again the real Super Dragon is in the ring which would have been awesome, but Steen metions the idea was to have the show after he first uses the "dragon" gimmick the following month or whatever, and the same happens again and the lights go out for him to arrive under the mask, but there would be two Dragons in the ring: One Steen, and one real psycho-driver dropping Super Dragon who would then go on to destroy Mount Rushmore which would have been unreal!
However this obviously didn't happen and Steen says Dragon talked it through and then, flippantly quite funnily, said "Fuck it, I'll just join you guys!" Haha. Russo 2000-Esque!
That would have been very special though.