Happy Corbin has discussed the nasty landing Madcap Moss suffered at Elimination Chamber and says Moss didn’t even realise how bad the bump he took was.
Heading into the Falls Count Anywhere match between Madcap Moss and Drew McIntyre at Elimination Chamber in February, fans knew the action would be hard-hitting, but they and Moss got more than they bargained for.
With the bout in full swing, McIntyre attempted an inverted Alabama Slam on Moss but instead of flipping all of the way over, Moss ended up getting spiked straight onto his head and neck in the ring.
What looked like a brutal injury proved to be a lucky escape for Madcap Moss as he suffered no lasting damage or a concussion from the frightening-looking landing.
In an appearance on WWE After the Bell Moss’ partner Happy Corbin discussed the events that took place in Saudi Arabia and his own thoughts as he watched the drama unfold from ringside:
“I watched it happen and I was five feet from it and when I watched his head literally go straight into the canvas, first of all, I was in shock. As an athlete, the worst thing you can see is someone else hurt, it scares us all. We put our lives on the line whether it be on the football field or a wrestling event, it doesn’t matter, your life’s on the line. So that was terrifying, you don’t ever want to see anybody get hurt.”
“Then I have all these other things going on, he’s hit, I’m like okay, number 1 he might be dead, number 2 he’s probably got a broken neck or a bad concussion so in my brain, I’m going okay, how do I finish the match in this place? I don’t know how to finish this, the process, what can I do, what can I do? I pull him out of the ring, check on him because he’s moving, so we have to find time for him to regain where he’s at because in my mind he should be concussed.”
“I don’t know how, but that man has the strongest neck in the world because no concussion, nothing broken. In my mind, he was going to get stretchered out. When the camera cut to me and I fall on my knees, it was 100% legit because I’m going okay he’s going to get stretchered out, how do I save this?”
Corbin revealed that after the bout Moss had to watch the spot on TV to realise just how lucky he was to have avoided serious injury:
“Afterwards he didn’t even realise it. I was like ‘dude, are you good? This is crazy, you landed on your head.’ He’s like ‘was it that bad?’ [I said] ‘What do you mean, go watch the replay.’ He saw the replay and he’s like ‘I feel nauseous after [seeing it].’”