On a recent episode of Talk is Jericho, The Big Show spoke candidly about the famous “ring collapse” on Smackdown in 2003.
In the match, which aired on June 12th, 2003 on Smackdown, the ring collapsed after a big spot. Show had claimed to fans that it was a shoot but now reveals he was lying.
We did a spot right before we broke the ring where we’re both down and they shoot a close up of both of us selling. In that time, Ellis [Edwards, WWE’s then Stunt Coordinator] had airbags under the ring. So they had lifted the ring a couple inches. When I’m standing on that top corner, that ring is like standing on marbles. Because it’s moving. Of course now I’ve got my fat ass up in the air, 500 pounds on a not very stable surface. So then the ring broke. You don’t know how the stunt is going to look. It was so perfectly timed the way we did it and Ellis did a great job of setting up. That thing collapsed and everybody they bought it so long.
Tags: Big Show
Source: Talk is Jericho