Before the action got underway at ECW One Night Stand this past Sunday, there was nearly action backstage with Francine and Dawn Marie said to be involved in a near altercation. Dawn Marie believes Francine blew her off upon entering the arena, which she found very patronizing as she is now a WWE star while Francine was an outsider.
Francine had the following to say to PWInsider.com: "This did not happen that way. Dawn came over to me and said "Hi". I extended my hand to her and we shook hands. I then said "How are you?" She said, "I see you are as pleasant as ever", rolled her eyes and walked away. I just ignored her comments. If she called me a b***h, I didn't hear it. I didn't disrespect her in any way and I did shake her hand. We are not the best of friends but I shook her hand because it was the right thing to do. Whoever told the story is lying to make me look bad. There were people standing with me that saw me shake her hand."
Many feel there would have been a physical altercation between the pair had Dawn Marie not been pregnant. Another thing which is likely to have upset Marie is that Francine ironically took her spot at the end of the show when she was involved in a cat fight with Beulah, who she apparently has heat with stemming back from their ECW days.