Haku (Meng) Watches The Shockmaster's WCW Debut For The First Time, Erupts In Laughter

The Shockmaster's "so bad, it's good" WCW debut from 1993 is still providing hearty laughter 31 years later.

The Shockmaster's debut was supposed to be a major moment on WCW TV in 1993. Portrayed by Fred Ottman, better known as Tugboat or Typhoon in WWE, The Shockmaster was slated to be revealed as the mystery partner of Sting and Davey Boy Smith, The British Bulldog, at WCW Fall Brawl in 1993 inside War Games.

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However, when the character went to debut on a Flair for the Gold at WCW Clash of the Champions XXIV, Ottman tripped over a rogue piece of wood that had not been around during the rehearsal shootings and he subsequently burst through a wall by stumbling over, and losing his glittery stormtrooper helmet, doomed to forever walk the halls of wrestling infamy.

Haku, who would debut in WCW as Meng about a year after The Shockmaster's arrival and subsequent disappearance shortly thereafter, had never seen this clip before.

In a new video shared by the Dark Side of the Ring Twitter account, Haku, a man legitimately considered by most to be somebody you just don't want to mess with, erupted into belly laughter at the site of his friend falling over and "swimming" around looking for his gimmick helmet.

Don't worry, Haku broke through his laughter to assure that he still loves him.

The voice of The Shockmaster was provided by Ole Anderson. Sadly Ole passed away on February 28, 2024. Fans can read tributes to Anderson here.

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