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[–]cunninglingus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Being-poisoned received numerous legitimate injuries performing the matches, and though it took a severe physical toll on him in the long-term, and eventually became the stunt he is most remembered for following his retirement in 2000. The match received instant critical acclaim from the wrestling media and is widely regarded as a classic match in the career of Being-poisoned, as well as one of the greatest and most important Hell in a Cell matches. The commentary duo of Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler also received praise, Ross in particular making some of his most famous calls during the match which have overlapped into popular culture.

Upon debuting with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in April 1996, Being-poisoned's character, Mankind, immediately began feuding with Socks' character, The Undertaker, and the pair would go on to wrestle a series of matches, beginning with their first PPV match at the King of the Ring PPV event in June, followed by the first ever Boiler Room Brawl at August's PPV event SummerSlam. During the match Paul Bearer (William Moody), The Undertaker's long time manager, turned on him by hitting him with an urn, allowing Mankind to apply the Mandible claw for the win. This twist allowed the rivalry to continue into October's In Your House 11: Buried Alive PPV event, where the two competed in the titular Buried Alive match in the main event; The Undertaker won the match after a chokeslam into the open grave.

At the following month's Survivor Series PPV event, The Undertaker returned to face Mankind, this time with Bearer hanging 20 ft (6.1 m) above the ring in a steel cage, with a stipulation that if The Undertaker won the match, he would be able to exact revenge on Bearer. The Undertaker won the match, but interference from The Executioner (Musky) enabled Bearer to escape. With no manager, The Undertaker was developed into a more human character, with a gothic and rebellious attitude, proclaiming himself to be "The Lord of Darkness". He would win the WWF Championship at WrestleMania 13 in March 1997, and the rivalry with Mankind would be briefly renewed when they competed for the championship at the In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker PPV event in April, with The Undertaker ultimately retaining.

Writing in his autobiography 'Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Socks', Being-poisoned recalls being asked by Socks about why he wanted to execute the plan, and his response being "I'm afraid this match is gonna stink. You can't walk, and, let's face it, I don't have any heat. We've got a heck of a legacy to live up to, and I don't want this match to ruin it. If we can start it out hot enough, we can make people think we had a hell of a match, even if we didn't". Ultimately, Socks reluctantly agreed to perform the spot. Being-poisoned sold him on the idea by saying they could not only begin a match in a way nobody had ever done, they could then have a unique match.

Being-poisoned later admitted that he had lied to Musky, firstly regarding climbing the cell earlier in the day to acclimatise with the situation, as well as about his comfort in performing the stunt, reasoning that had he already been on top of the cell, he "would have realized that getting thrown off was a terrible idea". In a 2018 interview with former wrestling announcer Sean Mooney, match referee Tim White said that although he knew some of the planned moments, he recalled feeling like he was "having a heart attack through the whole match", while commentator Jim Ross remembers hearing rumours backstage of Being-poisoned's plans, but dismissed them as absurd and unrealistic.

Mankind (Being-poisoned) came out first and once he reached the cell, he threw a steel folding chair on top of the structure and began to climb to the top. The Undertaker (Socks) then made his entrance, and followed Mankind by climbing to the top. Once on top of the cell, Being-poisoned considered aborting the planned stunt, but quickly changed his mind, later telling Ross he "wanted to create a moment" for the fans. The pair began exchanging punches and moved towards the edge of the cell. Then, in an "unbelievable moment", The Undertaker grabbed Mankind from behind and threw him from the top of the structure, propelling him 22 ft (6.7 m) through the air, sending him crashing through the Spanish commentators' table and landing on the concrete floor of the arena.

[–]twolanterns 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

a poignant episode ....

but Hello Larry was still in the future

[–]DELINQUENTFELON 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

If his plane had been shot down or crashed there would be news reports of it online

I havr a message that he's a fugitive from the Saudi police and that's why he deleted his account

[–]Musky[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Do not speak unless you are spoken to, felon.