A WWE Hall of Famer has said that they “f*cked up” when it comes to a serious injury suffered by the company’s Chief Content Officer, Triple H.
The first Elimination Chamber match in WWE history took place at the 2002 Survivor Series in Madison Square Garden. Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and Rob Van Dam did battle inside the Chamber for the World Heavyweight Championship with Michaels leaving with the gold.
The match is also remembered for a disastrous spot where Rob Van Dam attempted to deliver a Five Star Frog Splash onto Triple H from the top of one of the Chamber pods. Unable to fully stand up on the pod, Van Dam came crashing down on The Game with one of RVD’s legs crushing Triple H’s throat.
Speaking to former WWE Superstar Rene Dupree on his Cafe de Rene podcast, Rob Van Dam discussed the unfortunate situation and says he wasn’t comfortable with trying the move but takes the blame for it going wrong:
“It wasn’t my idea and I wasn’t comfortable, but I believed in myself enough to think it’s just gonna work out, I’ll be able to pull it off. That was a mistake on my part. I didn’t know how to judge how far to jump out because the cage wasn’t gonna give me any bounce, and is the extra height gonna make a difference in my arc? It was my fault and I f*cked up.”