• “There was no way you could go in that thing and not get hurt” – Booker T On The Original Elimination Chamber Structure
On a recent episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T talked about the original Elimination Chamber structure and how dangerous it really was.
Here’s what the 5-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion said:
“I did not want to be in that match. I knew somebody was going to get hurt. You can slip down, brace yourself and literally hit your elbow and be out for 6 months. That’s how much steel was around that grate. It was nuts. It was like a monstrosity. There was no way you could go in that thing and not get hurt.
People don’t really realize how serious that match was that night as there was no way around going out there and not being a stuntman. You’re just going to take it. You’re going to be hurting the next morning. It was scary.
That’s why you never saw me in a whole lot of those matches because I never really lobbied to be in those kinds of matches. Of course, these guys today thought they could go out and do those same moves in the Elimination Chamber. No way. You saw my face. My face was scared like I don’t want to do this.
Today, it’s a really nice chamber. You’re still going to go out there and it’s not going to be a cake walk, but I don’t think there’s anywhere near as many ways to get hurt.”
The original Elimination Chamber was used for the first time at the Survivor Series 2002 PPV at Madison Square Garden and lasted until it was redesigned and replaced in 2017.
The most famous Elimination Chamber matches happened at the following pay-per-views:
– Survivor Series 2002
– SummerSlam 2003
– New Year’s Revolution 2005
– New Year’s Revolution 2006
– No Way Out 2008
– No Way Out 2009
– Elimination Chamber 2010
There were several other Elimination Chamber matches of course.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 28, 1994) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1995’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Owen Hart vs. John Paul
2. Irwin R. Schyster vs. Adam Bomb
3. Bob “Spark Plugg” Holly vs. Tony DeVito
4. Lex Luger vs. Bert Centeno
5. The Heavenly Bodies vs. Gary Scott & Buck Quartermaine