Welcome to another edition of "Slapstick Saturday," Cagesiders, where your old pal Hulk Holland pokes fun at every botch, blooper and bomb the world of professional wrestling has ever given us.
Maybe Curt Hennig wasn't so "perfect" after all.
In professional wrestling, you're only as good as the other guy makes you look. You're also only as safe as your opponent allows you to be. Remember when The Miz missed his spot and R-Truth went ass first onto the floor?
What goes up, must come down.
That's why it's of utmost importance that when you try for the big spot, you A) Make sure your opponent is on board and B) make sure you have something -- or someone -- to land on.
No Shawn Michaels, the guard rail does not count.
As you can see from the clip above, a buffed up "Heartbreak Kid" nearly became the "Neckbreak Kid" when he did a swan dive out of the ring and clear past Hennig, who almost looked surprised to see him (maybe he was). Michaels comes within mere inches of breaking his neck.
Or at least knocking out a few of his teeth.
As luck would have it, a random crew member was riding the rail and turtled when HBK made impact, cushioning the blow and keeping a botch from becoming an injury -- or worse. Michaels immediately jumped to his feet and swarmed "Mr. Perfect" with punches in bunches.
All's well that ends well, I suppose.