While Homicide has accomplished plenty in his wrestling career, he will forever be linked to a moment that happened on the January 4, 2010 episode of IMPACT Wrestling.
On that night, which was the debut of IMPACT on Monday night against WWE Raw, Homicide hung upside down from the top of the Steel Asylum, failing to escape from the hole at the top of the cage.
Speaking to Sam Roberts on NotSamWrestling, Homicide recalled the infamous spot.
"'Fuck these motherfuckers,'" Homicide replied when asked what was going through his head. "It was so embarrassing. I don't want to say 'fuck Hulk Hogan.' He's a legend...BUT. I always remember, we had a meeting and he wanted to take over and compete with Vince McMahon in the Monday night challenge. I was like, 'Nah, let's stay Thursdays. We're not going to compete with a Billion dollar company. I know we had the talent, but we're not going to compete.' He had the balls to do it, alright, let's do it. That little stupid Mad Max Thunderdome cage. I got so mad because I'm a great storyteller of matches. I hit somebody with a metal stick and it's not a DQ. So let me go through this fucking stupid hole. It was horrible. It was really a workout. I workout, but it was a workout thing. In the morning, Terry Taylor came up to me, I love Terry Taylor, he goes, 'I want you to practice (climbing out).' I'm a very confident guy. 'Nah, I'm good.' I should've practiced. I had a bad shoulder at the time and had rotator cuff surgery."
Homicide mentioned that he injured his shoulder in 2004 and didn't have surgery until 2015.
He continued by saying, "The first live show, competing with Monday Night Raw and I was the first big angle. I fucked up. It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my career. I should've practiced it. I had a bad shoulder and the story didn't make sense. Jeff Hardy comes in, beats me up. He was late. His music played and he was late. I told Vince Russo, 'I thought me and Jeff had a program.' 'Oh, let me think about it kid.' If somebody says, 'let me think about it' and puts their hand up, I know what that means. I'm not stupid. I'm like, 'Yeah, they messed up.' I'm gonna get released."
Homicide suffered two groin injuries in July and was released by TNA/IMPACT in August. He would quickly return to ROH following his release from TNA.
Elsewhere during the interview, Homicide gave his ideal retirement scenario. You can view his full comments by clicking here. Homicide is set to be inducted into the Indie Wrestling Hall of Fame in January. You can learn more by clicking here.
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