This is a clip from WCW’s “Road Wild” in 1998, in which Hulk Hogan (during his “Hollywood” Hogan phase) and Eric Bischoff teamed up against Diamond Dallas Page and… Jay Leno? Really? I feel like this is the sort of pop culture minutiae I should have already known about. Help me, Wikipedia!
In 1998, Leno made a series of appearances in conjunction with World Championship Wrestling as part of the nWo storyline. This culminated in a pay-per-view match at Road Wild ’98 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. At the event, Leno tag teamed with Diamond Dallas Page to defeat Hollywood Hogan and Eric Bischoff with the aid of Kevin Eubanks.
I don’t know enough about pro wrestling to say that this is the stupidest idea in the history of pro wrestling, but I feel like I should say it anyway: this is the stupidest idea in the history of pro wrestling. If only Johnny Carson were alive today, he’d say, “Help! Get me out of here! I’m claustrophobic!” And then if someone got him out of the coffin, he’d be totally disappointed in Leno.