“They killed him, as God is my witness, he is broken in half!”
Of course, any wrestling fan that loved what the WWE (WWF as it was known then) were doing and providing back in the 1990s will know instantly who said that quote and what they were referencing when it happened.
Indeed, 23 years ago, that legendary call from Jim ‘JR’ Ross was made as he, Jerry Lawlor, thousands in the venue and millions at home watched The Undertaker throw Mankind off the top of the Hell in a Cell structure at the King of the Ring event in 1998.
The match is one of the most famous exhibitions to have ever taken place, with that particular moment having gone down in history as one of the iconic moments that will live with many wrestling fans forever. Indeed, many using Swedish betting sites such as bettingonlinesverige.se will want to be able to bet on a match that becomes an instant classic and one that is favourable to them, as well.
Both men made their way to the top of the structure after brawling at the bottom, but not before ‘Taker had attempted to climb the structure before Mankind hit him with a couple of punches.
Like all good wrestling matches, the contest appeared to be rather equal in parts, as each man managed to provide blows to each other, whilst Mankind then seemed to get the upper hand by using a good old-fashioned steel chair on the Undertaker’s back.
Everyone responded to the action and loved every move that had been made, with cheers, screams and even gasps with just how violent it could be between the two legends.
As the pair scrambled across the top of the Hell in a Cell structure, the steel roof started to become rather fragile and started to loosen up.
The duo continued to fight with both hitting each other on the structure, before Undertaker decided enough is enough and simply threw Mankind off the edge of the structure and several feet down and into an announcer’s table.
Hence the legendary “They killed him, as God is my witness, he is broken in half!” call from Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler’s gasps.
Although it looked unlikely that Mankind would be able to continue, he defied any expectation and managed to get himself back on to his feet and climb the structure again, but found himself plummeting through the middle of the steel cage and straight into the ring after being Chokeslammed by ‘Taker.
They do not make matches like this anymore, but 23 years later and it still remains fresh in the memory, many fans will not forget this classic any time soon.