WrestleMania 39 was truly a night of memorable moments in many ways, as both nights were filled to the brim with solid matches. This included the four-way tag team showcase match as well. It appears that WWE had another idea in mind for one of the big spots in the match.
The showcase match featured The Viking Raiders, Braun Strowman & Ricochet, Chad Gable & Otis, and The Street Profits squaring off against each other in order to determine who was the top tag team.
The match featured the classic multi-person Tower of Doom spot where Otis, Erik, Gable, and Ivar held Ford for a giant suplex before Ricochet hit a crossbody from the top rope, resulting in everyone getting knocked down.
While speaking on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Otis revealed that the instant classic Tower of Doom spot was originally going to be different. In the original plans, Otis was supposed to be on top. However, Otis was apprehensive about it and this led to Ricochet taking his place.
“They wanted me to go up top there and I’m like, ‘Well, I’m a little scared of heights there.’ That’s why you’re only going to see the Vader Bomb from Otis. Braun is like, ‘Why can’t you do it?’ We’re trying to put my leg up in the little stubs. ‘Guys, I’m willing to do it and try it and willing to fail, but we shouldn’t do it at WrestleMania.’ We switched it around a little bit. Putting [Ricochet] up top, Montez, make a sandwich
In the end, Street Profits emerged victorious in the match. As for Alpha Academy, WWE is currently trying to mould Chad Gable into a singles star in good time. We’ll have to see what WWE will have planned for both Gable and Otis in the coming weeks.
What’s your take on this tower of doom spot? Did you enjoy the tag team showcase match at WrestleMania 39? Let us know in the comments below!