Hey kids, want to watch a man die on live TV?
Well then, check out WCW's Electric Chair Match!
"An electric chair match?" you may ask, "Why that sounds pretty stupid!"
Yes, yes it was.
The match consisted of Sting, El Gigante and the Steiner Brothers taking on Vader, Cactus Jack, Abdullah the Butcher and The Diamond Studd (better known as Scott Hall).
So, besides Gigante, there was actually some pretty good talent involved. It should have been a fun brawl.
No. No it was not.
It was a long, drawn-out disaster that ended with murder. Abdullah the Butcher was the unfortunate victim to sit on the electric chair, and his own partner, Cactus Jack, pulled the switch.
Fire and sparks blasted everywhere with poor Abdullah perishing in front of our very eyes. Fans were understandably traumatized, mainly by how awful it was. Oh, and did I mention that this match went on first? What could possibly follow it?
After the match, a group of EMTs (for some reason also dressed up for Halloween, which is kind of unprofessional) had to carry his body out of the arena. Somehow he survived and is still around to this day.
Fans often wish WWE would bring back the Wargames match for an event, but shockingly, no one is clamoring for the return of the Electric Chair Match.