Former WWE Superstar Scotty 2 Hotty has discussed a near disaster following an in-ring move that Linda McMahon stopped him from ever doing again.
Back at Backlash 2000, Scotty 2 Hotty took on Dean Malenko in a bout for the WWE Light Heavyweight Championship. Towards the end of the match, Malenko performed a top-rope cradle-DDT that could have had disastrous consequences for his opponent.
Appearing on the Wrestling With Johners podcast, Scotty 2 Hotty discussed the move, saying that he recently saw the move performed again and realised where things went wrong for him:
“It was very dangerous and I could’ve easily broken my neck. It looks like I broke my neck on it.”
“It was Dean’s idea. He told me had done it with (Chris) Jericho; I recently just saw it with Jericho taking it a month ago for the first time and I was like ‘oh, that’s what I was supposed to do.’ I was supposed to jump out further so I would land more on my stomach and I didn’t jump out. I just kind of spiked myself right into the mat from the top rope.”
Scotty 2 Hotty then revealed he was later pulled aside by former WWE CEO Linda McMahon who told him in no uncertain terms “don’t ever do that again!”