Tales from the Spanish announce table

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December 10, 2012

The Spanish announce table that broke too easily

“The table sometimes has a mind of its own,” Cabrera said. “Sometimes, when it’s supposed to give, it doesn’t give. Sometimes, it surprises the guys when they haven’t even started attempting to break it.”

Such was the case in the main event of SummerSlam 2000 when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson defended his WWE Title against Triple H and Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat Match. Although it was The Great One’s championship on the line, the bout started off without The Rock as The Game and the Olympic gold medalist looked to settle a personal rivalry between the two.

In the weeks leading up to the match, Angle had grown close with Stephanie McMahon, leaving Triple H fuming. When the two Superstars hit the ring at SummerSlam, The King of Kings took his frustrations out on the former Olympian immediately, battering him around the ringside area before attempting to hit him with the Pedigree atop the Spanish announce table. But as soon as Triple H pushed his legs down to execute the move, the table buckled, sending both men crashing to the concrete floor below. (WATCH FULL MATCH)

“Angle had a concussion,” Cabrera revealed. “He said later that he didn’t even know how he finished.”

Angle was miraculously able to return to the bout after being taken away on a stretcher, but he ended up losing after The Rock pinned Triple H. Still, the scary moment when the Spanish announce table broke unexpectedly is what WWE fans — and Carlos Cabrera — remember about this dramatic match.

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