WRESTLING NEWS
Wrestling Moments That No One Was Buying
By THOMAS JAY HAYES
On August 18, 1993, at Clash of the Champions XXIV, Sting announced the secret member of his team: The Shockmaster. Played by Fred Ottoman in a bedazzled Stromtrooper helmet, The Shockmaster was supposed to bust through a wall after some pyro but instead fell on his face, creating one of the funniest moments in wrestling history.
The Shockmaster
To promote "Robocop 2," the WCW booked the titular Robocop to appear in the pay-per-view Capital Combat on May 19, 1990. Robocop saved Sting from The Horsemen by sauntering up to the cage and bending the obviously fake metal bars, which sent the Horsemen running — an anticlimactic conclusion to a bizarre event.
Robocop
The October 12, 1998 "WCW Nitro" occurred during Rick Steiner's feud with his brother Scott, and as Rick started an in-ring interview, he was interrupted by a menacing cackle from the murderous doll Chucky. During his bizarre tirade, Chucky insulted Rick and his brother while plugging the new "Chucky" movie, then disappeared and wasn't mentioned again.
Chucky
At WrestleMania 21 (an excellent show), Big Show competed against a legitimate sumo wrestling champion named Akebono. The match fell flat almost immediately — the crowd was quiet, the commentators couldn’t hype it up, and Big Show was thoroughly beaten in what he called the most embarrassing moment of his wrestling career.
Big Show Sumo
Actor David Arquette participated in the April 26, 2000 episode of "Thunder" to promote a wrestling movie called "Ready to Rumble," which featured himself and other WCW talent. A stipulation said whoever got the pin during the match would win the WCW World Title — which Arquette achieved by pinning Eric Bischoff and shredding the WCW's credibility.
David Arquette