Flashback to April 9, 1998, when World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held its weekly Thunder program on Turner Broadcasting System (TBS). While it was actually one of the better shows (not named Nitro) for that time, including a great night of work from Chris Jericho, this one stands out in the history books for another reason.
A very scary one.
An unfortunate part of the pro wrestling business is that sometimes fans will blur the lines between illusion and reality, inserting themselves into the show to help change the course of kayfabe destiny. Or, sometimes they just want to do a quick run-in and be seen on television.
And other times they're just fucking bonkers and shouldn't be let into the arena.
Such was the case on this date in WCW history, when Raven was cutting a promo on Diamond Dallas Page (DDP), slumped in the corner against the ring post like he always was, when suddenly a fan snuck up from behind and actually pulled him out of the ring by his hair.
See for yourself, right here:
Another bang-up job by WCW Security Chief Doug Dillinger.
And now, from the desk of our CSS Asst. to the GM & Senior Editor, for your pleasure, we bring to you additional posts dusted off from the --
9 - APRIL
9 April 2012
- WWE Raw results and live blog for tonight (April 9): YES! YES! YES! by The General Apr 9, 2012 8:00 PM CDT - 1466 comments
- Video: Brock Lesnar loses heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 by The General Apr 9, 2012 5:19 PM CDT - 9 comments
- CM Punk: Brock Lesnar has a cloud hanging over him for 'cracking under the pressure of being WWE champion' by The General Apr 9, 2012 4:01 PM CDT - 20 comments
- WWE: Rey Mysterio targets May return to the ring by The General Apr 9, 2012 3:00 PM CDT - 6 comments
- Video: CHIKARA's Podcast-A-Go-Go takes a look at The Trial of Akuma as he takes on Chuck Taylor by Sergio Hernandez Apr 9, 2012 2:00 PM CDT - 1 comment
- Ring of Honor (ROH) planning to switch internet pay-per-view providers by Sergio Hernandez Apr 9, 2012 11:00 AM CDT - 4 comments
9 April 2011
- Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley Results - Cageside Seats Post-Fight Throwdown by Kaleb Kelchner Apr 9, 2011 11:36 PM CDT - 4 comments
- Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley Live Results and Discussion by Kaleb Kelchner Apr 9, 2011 4:49 PM CDT
9 April 2010
- Orlando Jordan thinks he's some kind of gay pioneer, only he's 52 years too late by Keith Harris Apr 9, 2010 6:14 PM CDT
- Major Linda McMahon newspaper story with new information to be published this Sunday by bix Apr 9, 2010 2:24 PM CDT - 3 comments
- Untitled Demolition Day 2 vs Andre and Haku by Victator Apr 9, 2010 1:27 PM CDT
- Malcolm McLaren 1946-2010: As carny as any wrestling promoter by bix Apr 9, 2010 12:44 PM CDT