On July 1, there is no bigger event than the Empire State Wrestling Interstate Title in New York. The independent wrestling league wanted to host a finale that blew the minds of everyone in the audience and—wow—they absolutely did.
Wrestler Anthony Gaines was talking some smack before his match-up with Ace Romero. Once they got into the ring, however, Gaines fell victim to a devastating final move many wrestling fans have never seen before!
Last night @TheAceyBaby pounced me into absolute oblivion. 14ft deep up the isle way.
— ✯Anthony Gaines✯ (@Anthony__Gaines) July 2, 2018
It looks just as crazy from every angle.
— Empire State Wrestling (@ESWWrestling) July 2, 2018
Even hardened fans had a minor heart attack when Gaines sailed out of the ring.
You need to realize that I was on the opposite side of the ring and didn’t know there was a cameraman and I THOUGHT YOU HAD DIED A DEATH OF TWENTY MEN.
— Landon Wayne (@LSWayne21) July 3, 2018
Well deserved admiration. The craziest thing I’ve ever seen live. The look on everyone’s face was shock, horror, then excitement when we knew you were ok.
— Four Fat Guys (@fourfatguysshow) July 4, 2018
The move couldn’t have been easy to pull off but, judging by Twitter’s reactions, it was worth it.
This is nuts!!! How is this ever physically possible!? https://t.co/40tzHJstlT
— The DRAW (@TheSamiCallihan) July 3, 2018
I’ve seen a lot of wrestling in my life and this is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/ur5njftkZS
— Nick Crawford (@ImTheGDBatman) July 3, 2018
Gaines was definitely higher up than any human should be.
Good lord , talk about hang time geez
— Roger (@RogerPowrTweetr) July 2, 2018
WHAT DID YOU DO TO THIS POOR MAN?!?!? https://t.co/PuYkHHPfnN
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) July 2, 2018
Someday, according to legend, Gaines will finally fall back down to Earth.
Has this dude landed yet? Damn. https://t.co/YtMeY0lme8
— BC Steele (@1SFpodcast) July 2, 2018
Until that day, all we can do is admire one of the most epic finishers of all time. Well done, Romero!
H/T – Twitter