10 Totally Backwards Wrestling Match Stipulations

1. Chamber Of Horrors - WCW Halloween Havoc 1991

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Halloween Havoc was generally just a theme for a WCW PPV; pumpkins and haystacks on the set, the announcers in costumes, you know, harmless fun. In 1991, however, WCW took this concept to a literal level and created the Chamber of Horrors.

The Steiners, El Gigante, and Sting squared off against Abdullah the Butcher, Cactus Jack, Vader, and Diamond Studd in a steel cage match with a smaller cage in the centre of the ring. In that smaller cage was an electric chair, into which someone had to be placed and electrocuted for the opposing team to win the match.

Let that sink in for a minute.

WCW asked us to believe that they were going to kill a man live on PPV by electrocution. What city or state would approve such a thing?

Aside from the unbelievable concept, there were other issues. The cage/ring setup made it very difficult to tell what was going on in person or on PPV. The oversized prop 'switch' that was supposed to activate the chair kept falling during the match of its own accord, meaning the chair should have been constantly activated.

Finally, a bloodied Abdullah the Butcher was put into the chair, Cactus pulled the switch on what he thought was Rick Steiner, sparks flew and lights flickered. The announcers moved between jokes about Abdullah being cooked and trying to sell the 'power of the chair.'

Awful.

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