December to Dismember, arguably the worst pay-per-view in WWE history, occurred on December 3, 2006. It was the lowest buyrate ever, prior to the WWE Network, and was negatively viewed widely by both the wrestlers and fans alike.
Prior to the pay-per-view, Knox stated that there was originally a major angle that was supposed to occur, but unfortunately was nixed.
"We were trying to get ECW over and we were trying to convince the original ECW fans that this was gonna be kinda like that," said Knox. "That was what we were trying to do. So I went up there and I wrestled Sandman, let him beat me all over the place, slinging kendo sticks and taking half of my ear off, just doing all of that. Kelly [Kelly] was there and we tried not to put her in it too much because she didn't really know. So, I did something like that, and we did something with Balls Mahoney after that and they started to turn it to where she was starting to flirt with the other boys.
"So she'd flirt with Balls a little bit, and then all of a sudden she started flirting with CM Punk and I'd be like, 'hey, what the heck are you doing?' She didn't really talk a lot back then, but it was supposed to pressure finally a good run with me and CM Punk, instead of me with like Sabu or Balls or Sandman, the original guys. So it was supposed to be me and CM Punk and they were supposed to really rev that up like the two young ECW guys getting to go at it over this beautiful girl."
After the nixed plan to feud Knox with Punk, a mixed tag team match between Kevin Thorn and Ariel against Knox and Kelly Kelly was placed in the semi-main event slot at December to Dismember, although Knox revealed that it was only for a specific purpose.
"We were was sitting there and I was taking over the match, and Arn [Anderson] came up and was like, 'listen, it doesn't matter what you guys do. Nobody's gonna be watching you. You gotta make sure the girls know what they need to do, and it really doesn't matter what you guys do out there, nobody is even gonna remember it.'
"So I was like, oh geez, thanks Arn. Like, one of my childhood heroes," Knox said. "So I looked at Kevin [Thorn], he's looking at me, and I'm like, dude, let's show these guys. Let's get in there and really beat the crap out of each other. We were like, let's bring it. So, even if nobody else remembers it, we will. So we went out there and we just beat the living crap out of each other."
The end goal of the match was for Knox to turn on Kelly and walk away. The next night, he came out dressed up and faked an apology to Kelly, hitting her with the roses and his finisher. Knox stated that this kind of split up "would not go over now at all" due to the current WWE restrictions.
Knox also talks about the lack of build-up leading to the match at December to Dismember and why WWE nixed his feud with CM Punk. You can hear the interview below.
Source: Pancakes and Powerslams