Sabu is a former ECW World Champion and ECW Tag Team Champion, who made a name for himself as one of the innovators of violence in ECW in the early ’90s. That said, it appears that Sabu botched spots on purpose just to work ‘marks.’

Sabu made a name for himself by putting his body through a lot of abuse and dangerous spots in order to entertain fans. After all, Sabu truly loved up to his moniker as the ‘suicidal, genocidal, death-defying’ pro wrestler.

While speaking during a recent episode of his 1 of Kind podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam revealed that Sabu botched spots on purpose just so that he could work a certain member of the pro wrestling fandom, known as ‘marks.’

“He would do that and he would tell me he is gonna do it, and then I would see the write up and they would be criticizing him saying that he missed a bunch of spots because it was so different. It wouldn’t even, it wouldn’t fit in. And the only reason to do it would be, ‘Hey, that would happen.’


You know, but everyone’s gonna think he f***** up. So he would do that for no reason. Like boom, set me up chair top rope. He would slip and like, fall to the floor and everyone would be like, ‘what just happened?’ And he wanted it that realism and wanted to work the people in the moment so much that, you know, sacrificed some of his credibility with certain marks.”

Sabu also made his AEW debut during the go-home edition of Dynamite before Double or Nothing. He also took part in Adam Cole vs Chris Jericho’s unsanctioned match, where Sabu got physical. Sabu also doesn’t rule out competing again, if the price is right. We’ll have to see what the future holds for the hardcore legend.

What’s your take on what RVD said? Are you surprised he would do such a thing? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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