Lance Storm Remembers Acclaim Asking Him To Top Rope Splash Plexiglass For ECW Video Game Shoot

The Acclaim ECW games don't get the love of some more accomplished wrestling games, but they're a part of the history of the promotion.

Lance Storm was a part of the game, the only he ever had to work on personally. When speaking to Fightful, he remembered having to record every sound associated with him.

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"They brought us to the Acclaim offices in New York, somewhere. Every sound from that video game we had to record. All the grunting, the groaning, the “ow, oh!” As well as three or four lines of taunting that our character would have done. But, I don’t recall every doing any of that in WWE."

Even though you saw Lance Storm in several video games over the years, it was never him doing the motion capture for his characteristics. He did participate in a commercial shoot, one that could have ended pretty painfully for all involved.

"We didn’t do motion capture, but we did—and it was absurd—they came to, we did a show in White Plains and they were going to film the commercial. We get there and they’ve got this set-up in the ring. They’ve got, it had to have been, a four inch thick chunk of plexiglass in the middle of the ring on blocks with a camera underneath it. They wanted all of us to do wrestling moves on it. So, they wanted a guy to jump off the top rope and splash the camera so you could see it. We’re like, ‘We can’t land on that.’ They’re like, ‘Why not?’ I’m like, ‘That’s four inches thick plexiglass, it’s like landing on concrete.’ They’re like, ‘Can’t you just splash that?’ I’m like, ‘No.’ So, they eventually managed to put some the gym mats on the floor in New York around it. Just enough so that the camera didn’t see it and a couple of guys would be willing to do a couple of bumps on that. But, it was not good," Storm recalled.

Outside of the video game work, Lance Storm has done voice overs for the Corner Gas Animated series, and looked back at one specific role where he mopped up the competition.

"There was a week, and unfortunately it was just after we had all been fired from the Invasion and I did the segment where I was mopping floors at WWE New York, the restaurant, hoping to make my way back after being fired. All of the toy companies were doing, I guess, probably the Christmas launch or something, so there were all these toys coming out and so we were all there, too. I’m assuming none of the people knew wrestling. So, they just watched the episode the week before they showed up. So, literally every piece of merchandise and toy they had me doing janitor stuff as if that was my gimmick. There was a lot of voice stuff, sound effects for different things or microphone you could interview people. They wanted me to record all these lines about mopping floors. I was just like, “Augh.”

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