With the help of ET Canada, AEW superstar Paul Wight recently discussed one of the most infamous moments in his career. On October 29, 1995, at “Halloween Havoc 1995”, Wight lost The WCW World Heavyweight Championship during his monster truck battle with Hulk Hogan when he fell off of Cobo Hall before the match had even begun.
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“I definitely wouldn’t even consider doing that now at my age, at my wisdom. Like, ‘no, why are we doing that?’” Wight said of the situation. “But at 22, 23 years old, I’m like, ‘yeah! Whatever you want to do. Do you want to push me off the building? Awesome!’ Because you’re just so excited. That night, I remember it was in Detroit and it was so cold. It was “Halloween Havoc” and it was October of 1995. It was so cold, we were on the roof. We did the monster truck battle because that was a thing we did. I ran over Hogan’s motorcycle with my monster truck, and then he went and got a monster truck.
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“And then we had a monster truck duel that I lost. Then we got out, fought around, and then the thing was to fall off the building. It was about four stories into a big airbag. I’m not a stuntman, I’ve never done anything like that. But we had our stunt coordinator going, ‘oh, it’s a big airbag, it’s fine, don’t worry about it.’ So you’re young, you think you’re bulletproof, you’re just, ‘okay, sure.’ You go off it. Then we went and had the match.”
With Wight, the color commentator for AEW Dark: Elevation, also explaining why his match with Hogan went as he planned, that show went ahead as scheduled.
“It doesn’t do it justice,” Wight said of WCW’s camera shot of his fall. “My reaction, I’ve said this before as a joke, but just being young and funny, when I went over and Hulk’s looking over the top at me, I was flipping the bird at him on the way down. I threw up a little bird on the way down. It’s a wonder he didn’t bust out laughing when I did it because I kind of saw his face. That was a fun day of wrestling when we were doing that crazy, off-the-mark kind of stuff.”