Remember that time? 13 awesome squared circle moments you may have forgotten
Remember that time when Dolph Ziggler had short, brown hair for like a week?
We’re going to give The Showoff the benefit of the doubt and just assume that he’s a natural blond. That’s why we were shocked when he showed up as Vickie Guerrero’s arm candy (Raw, April 18, 2011) sporting a new, brunette hairdo. At first we thought it was Evan Bourne’s older brother, but no, seems like Ziggler just lost a match (entertainingly, as always, mind you) with a bottle of Just For Men. Yeah, that was weird. — JOHN MIHALY, Editor-in-Chief, WWE Magazine
Remember when The Miz & John Morrison tried to battle rap Cryme Tyme?
Remember that time Ultimo Dragon lost to his own cape?
WWE was in the midst of a bit of a Cruiserweight renaissance. The next masked man to come to the company certainly left a lasting impression but not a good one. Ultimo slipped on the ramp during his ring entrance at WrestleMania XX (March 14, 2004). Yeah, that was hilarious. — SEAN COHEN, Video Editor I WWE Digital Video Group
Remember the time when Mr. McMahon returned to Raw and helped The Rock go to WrestleMania 2000?
I was there that night, and can tell you that was the absolute loudest I’ve ever heard a crowd for any event in my life, (Raw, March 13, 2000) — not just WWE. I get goosebumps watching that moment back knowing that I was there. Yeah, that was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. — ADAM KIRSHNER, Senior Associate Producer, WWE Digital Video Group
Remember that time when “Stone Cold” Steve Austin beat the heck out of Booker T in a grocery store?
I can’t even remember the eventual match these two Hall of Famers contested in the ring or a long-lasting rivalry, but I do remember Austin literally beating up the King of the Spinaroonie with the entire food pyramid (SmackDown, Dec. 31, 2001). Yeah, that was awesomely delicious. — CARLOS MEJIA, Editorial Contributor, WWE Magazine
Remember that time when R-Truth seceded from WWE?
He sang a song and everything. In the midst of his mental breakdown (Raw, June 6, 2011), the former U.S. Champion interrupted “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s meeting with Mr. McMahon to formally announce his secession from the WWE Universe, all while dressed in duds that would make Stonewall Jackson jealous. Yeah, that was strange. — ANTHONY BENIGNO, Associate Multimedia Producer, WWE.com
Remember that time Scott Steiner brought a tiger to the ring?
WCW was often ugly to watch at its bitter end, but that wasn’t true of Scott Steiner. The Big Bad Booty Daddy abused opponents, spouted more quotable phrases than Ron Burgundy and once hit the ring alongside a full-grown tiger on a chain (Nitro, October 23, 2000)! Clearly a bad idea, but even a jungle cat wouldn’t mess with The Genetic Freak. Yeah, that was unsafe. — RYAN MURPHY, Features Editor, WWE.com
Remember that time when a 400-pound Rikishi channeled his inner Superfly?
Big Papa Uso nearly crushed the life out of Val Venis with a giant splash off the top of a steel cage at (Fully Loaded, July 23, 2000). Everyone took big risks in 2000, but who could’ve guessed Rikishi would fly. Imagine being on the receiving end of that impact. …Yeah, that was scary. — JEFF LABOON, Assistant Editor, WWE Magazine
Remember that time when Shawn Michaels Superkicked Stan?
Amidst a torrent of highlights during D-Generation X’s 2006 reunion, one of my most cherished is when HBK let out his frustration on a poor backstage employee, Stan at Cyber Sunday. Did Stan follow up with Human Resources? Yeah, that was showstopping. — KAYLA PARENT, Assistant Editor, WWE Magazine
Remember that time Tatanka sold out to The Million Dollar Man?
This moment was great because as a child, I loved The Million Dollar Man and he completely bamboozled the WWE Universe. For weeks leading up to Tatanka’s match against Lex Luger, Ted DiBiase made everyone think it was Luger who turned his back on the U.S.A. and all of his fans. When it was all said and done, though, it was Tatanka who cashed in on a golden opportunity (SummerSlam, August 29, 1994) and left laughing all the way to the bank. Yeah, that was money! — MATT ZIMMER, Assistant Video Producer, WWE Digital Video Group
Remember that time when the “Future of Law Enforcement” RoboCop saved Sting from The Four Horsemen?
No, not the actor (Peter Weller) who played RoboCop, but the actual character? After a lot of hype, the mechanical lawman showed up at WCW’s Capital Combat (May 19, 1990), to pry his pal from a cage and scare off Arn Anderson. Yeah, that was Robo-riffic. — JAMES WORTMAN, Multimedia Producer, WWE.com
Remember that time when Al Bundy hosted “Saturday Night’s Main Event” ... from the couch?
On the “Married...with Children” set, Bundy (with Buck the dog) watched along with WWE fans ’round the world (“Saturday Night’s Main Event,” October 27, 1992) as Shawn Michaels won his first Intercontinental Title and Bret “Hit Man” Hart faced off with Papa Shango. Yeah, that was one strange Saturday night. — CRAIG TELLO, Executive Editor, WWE.com
Remember that time when Don Muraco ate lunch during a match?
While reigning as Intercontinental Champion, The Beach Bum enjoyed a soft drink and was fed a meatball hero by his manager Captain Lou Albano, all while handing Victor Mercado a swift defeat on “All-Star Wrestling” (October 15, 1983). Yeah, that was tasty. — ZACH LINDER, Digital Producer, WWE.com