Vince Russo has reflected on an incident that occurred in WWE RAW several years ago that involved Vader.
The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion was supposed to start the show, but he was nowhere to be found backstage when the show aired. He appeared completely stunned and unstable a few minutes later.
In a recent interview with wrestling friend, former WWE writer Vince Russo told that Vader was under the RAW stage when the pyro went off to start the show. He suffered no serious injuries and was able to participate in his competition.
“I think the funniest backstage story, bro that will never forget that was so funny, was we were about to go live with RAW and Vader was in the first game. And we’re all in the gorilla position and Vader is nowhere to be found And Vince [McMahon] screams to the top of his lungs and we count down 5-4-3-2…bro we hit the pyro, we hit Vader’s music, we have no idea where he is bro.” (1:18:15 -1:18:50)
Vince Russo continued:
“All of a sudden he came running out from under the stage, literally jumping up walls not knowing where he is. Bro, he was under the stage when the pyro went off. So like he was warming up under there whatever he was doing bro de pyro went off next to him, he was practically deaf. He was absolutely stunned and then he had to go out to work his match. That was a pretty funny story, I’ll always remember that.” (1:18:51 -1:19:30)
Vader was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April of this year
The Mastodon is considered one of the greatest great men in wrestling history. He has held many top titles during his career such as the IWGP Heavyweight, IWGP Tag Team, WCW World Heavyweight and WCW United States Heavyweight Championship.
During his career, he has shared the ring with many iconic stars such as The Undertaker, Sting and Hulk Hogan. He was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at WrestleMania 38 weekend.
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