Stop the Damn Match!

Hey Scott,

With the upcoming trainwreck match of Shane vs Taker (and the likely psycho Shane bumps to make it work), it got me thinking about those type of big match moments. On things like Shane’s Tron dives, Foley bumps, general table breaking, etc…, do they try out or practice the spots legit beforehand, or is the match itself the first time? Do the wrestlers save the risk for the actual moment, or has it been attempted repeatedly for safety?

​Foley’s an idiot so he doesn’t usually practice these things, but Shane and everyone else would absolutely practice over and over to make sure it’s safe. Especially in the PG era. They usually show up hours before the show and work stuff out if they’re going to do anything notable. ​