The Story of The WCW Yeti

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When it comes to moments in wrestling that are remembered for all the wrong reasons, the debut of WCW's Yeti instantly comes to mind.
World Championship Wrestling brought Halloween Havoc 1995 to audiences via pay per view, and the main event would feature Hulk Hogan defending his WCW championship against The Giant. The Giant had aligned himself with The Dungeon of Doom stable in WCW, and to ensure The Giant had an upperhand against Hogan, an insurance policy was introduced to help the "Son of Andre". This insurance policy was the Yeti, a new character in WCW who broke out from a block of ice. The Yeti, however, was quite odd. Not only did the Yeti look like a mummy, but he was also referred to as the "Yettay" by Tony Schiavone on commentary. Along with this, the Yeti's bearhug on Hulk Hogan has became infamous in it's own right.
This video takes a look at "The Yet-tay" in WCW. Topics covered include:
00:00 - Introducing The Dungeon of Doom and The Giant
03:47 - Hulk Hogan turns to the Darkside
07:35 - The original plans for "The Yeti" character
09:04 - Halloween Havoc 1995
14:00 - The Yeti character gets scrapped
- Much More!
#WWE #WCW #Wrestling


  1. xBIGWORMx
    3 ditë më parë

    WCW Revenge >>>> WWE2K20

  2. Tahir Mohammed
    Tahir Mohammed
    3 ditë më parë

    They really tried to follow the undertaker but that is something you just can't beat and it's wwe original and always will be

  3. Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash
    9 ditë më parë

    So a mummy was called yet Tay?

  4. Isaiah Jones
    Isaiah Jones
    12 ditë më parë

    My goal in 2021 is to see the yeeetaaay debut in aew and have toni call his name once again

  5. kswiss4040
    12 ditë më parë

    People always say wcw 2000 was the worst but in my opinion wcw 1995-1996 before nwo was worse

  6. Andy
    16 ditë më parë

    It's the Yet tay , despite the fact it's an Egyptian mummy?

  7. Silks
    20 ditë më parë

    The Giant falls off a roof in his first angle lol

  8. Monsieur Dubitatif
    Monsieur Dubitatif
    20 ditë më parë

    He said " it the ye-thay, not, "it IS", wich make it even funnier.😃

  9. Colin Connolly
    Colin Connolly
    23 ditë më parë

    were those monster truck on roof tops? did I see that correctly ? mid-90's WCW was definitely their most cheesiest period in their existence LOL

  10. Jeff U.
    Jeff U.
    24 ditë më parë

    This character (or maybe just Shiavone's pronunciation) apparently made an impression on a video game fan back in the day as evidenced by a video he uploaded in 2015. You can check it out here:

  11. st r
    st r
    28 ditë më parë

    Okay, I've watched the video but I still have a question about this whole affair: Who or what is that thing dressed in toilet paper?

  12. Todd Sleezer
    Todd Sleezer
    28 ditë më parë

    With this thing having been in WCW... Fred Altman gets a pass. Oh my! The Yet-tay was humping Hogan!

  13. Daddyscowgirl
    29 ditë më parë

    Was the yetay ever a playable character? In any game?

  14. edward lee
    edward lee
    Muaj më parë

    yes they learned from this mistake that they needed to make more mistakes

  15. Edward Klein
    Edward Klein
    Muaj më parë

    A Mummy named after an ice monster that walks like Frankenstein.... WCW 1996 everyone.

  16. TG Venom
    TG Venom
    Muaj më parë

    Who's making these songs on this account channel?

  17. Zandata Rex
    Zandata Rex
    Muaj më parë

    i choked on ma rice with that intro

  18. kyokushinkuma
    Muaj më parë

    Didn’t “The Master” call him the YE-TAY, first?, during a vignettes before Halloween Havoc?.

  19. cfairfax85
    Muaj më parë

    Monster trucks were really popular in the states at that time. Just to give you some perspective on why the did it. WWF was doing the same..i remember them using the gravedigger truck for Taker. Great video as usual.

    1. Ryan Davidson
      Ryan Davidson
      Muaj më parë

      Except atleast WWF wasn't putting them on tv or using them in stories....The only monster truck WWF ever put on their tv shows was when Austin ran over The Rock's rental car, which went along with all the other things that Austin had driven.

  20. Ponterra English Academy
    Ponterra English Academy
    Muaj më parë

    The super giant ninja LOL

  21. Shaun Webster
    Shaun Webster
    Muaj më parë

    So they wrap a guy up in toilet paper and call him the yeti??? Who wrote this stuff?

  22. WhiteOut Entertainment
    WhiteOut Entertainment
    Muaj më parë

    You should do a story on The Wall in WCW (That's The Wall, Brother!)

  23. Dominic Manriquez
    Dominic Manriquez
    2 muaj më parë

    so the big show beat hulk hogan for the world heavyweight title what a legend

  24. Damon Wheeler
    Damon Wheeler
    2 muaj më parë

    Please keep doing these videos. Your hitting the spot with making us relive our childhood memories thank you so much!!!

  25. Rocco Viola
    Rocco Viola
    2 muaj më parë

    Yo that yeti song is better than 99% of rap today

  26. Chris Miller
    Chris Miller
    2 muaj më parë

    Dungeon of Doom could have been a cool idea. Monster heel faction that was kind of like super villains from an 80s cartoon

  27. Brian Snyder's Buddy Cavalcade
    Brian Snyder's Buddy Cavalcade
    2 muaj më parë

    What's Tony Schiavone's favorite meal? Spaghe-TAY!

  28. Glasses&Mouthplates
    2 muaj më parë

    I swear 90's WCW is one of the most 90's thing to happen in the 90's. You had a monster truck showdown, a stable that seemed to be hopping on the popularity of Goosebumps, stage props that looked like they're from a Power Rangers villains lair, and a wrestler going for a gimmick based of the Abominable Snowman, dressed as a Mummy, who would later become a(nother) rejected Mortal Kombat character.

  29. planescaped
    2 muaj më parë

    I honestly think Eric Bishoff had a fluke success with the NWO being huge and all this "I wanted Nitro to be more based in reality" stuff is hindsight from him to make him seem like he was a super tv exec who knew exactly what he was doing. Because his track record shows that no, he in fact had zero freaking clue what he was doing. At least he owns up to the Yeti being his idea and a *massive* blunder...

  30. Andrew D
    Andrew D
    2 muaj më parë

    It's The YET-AAY! & Big-Show giving Dark-HULKSTER a Double-BUMMING!!😀😀

  31. black spectre
    black spectre
    3 muaj më parë

    Favorite wrestler of all time. *Yet tay!*

  32. Jawa 2
    Jawa 2
    3 muaj më parë

    I could see george the animal steele as the task master

  33. Randy Boatman
    Randy Boatman
    3 muaj më parë

    I really enjoy all of your videos but this yet-tay intro song is the greatest thing on earth.

  34. Sakhile Frank
    Sakhile Frank
    3 muaj më parë

    LMAO i need the intro to this please

  35. Reddragonninja 59
    Reddragonninja 59
    3 muaj më parë

    lol ''the Yet-Tay is having some serious fun''

  36. Josephus Mutzenbacher
    Josephus Mutzenbacher
    3 muaj më parë

    "Hogan and Giant pushing each other around"? Don't you mean... Pushing and Pushing and Pushing the Truck back and forth, it just keeps going on forever and they're not keeping score. And then the giant falls off of the ledge of the building and is presumed dead... Wait, what?" ZERO STARS! 😂🤣🥳🥳

  37. Shaun
    3 muaj më parë

    "Having his way with the Hulkster." I'm dead.

  38. Walton Simons
    Walton Simons
    3 muaj më parë

    AND THE YET-TAAAAAY..... look at the siiiiize of the yet-tay

  39. daddust
    3 muaj më parë

    Love the end music

  40. roberto prieto osorio
    roberto prieto osorio
    3 muaj më parë

    I love the Yeti !!!!!

  41. The Franchise
    The Franchise
    3 muaj më parë

    @7:18 - so THAT'S where Tony Khan got inspiration. From Eazy-E! Got it @10:45 - so THAT'S where Vince McMahon got inspiration for that Titan Tower Battle Royal. Got it!

  42. Nils Geier
    Nils Geier
    4 muaj më parë

    Reese/Ron Reis was also in WCW Nitro PC/N64 version and in WCW NWO/Thunder a secret wrestler to unlock. Very underrated game.

  43. Rick Ryatt
    Rick Ryatt
    4 muaj më parë

    It’s funny, I was a hardcore WWF guy in 1995, but would occasionally jump to WCW from time to time. First time I recall seeing Kevin Sullivan, I thought he was Hulk Hogan Jr. Hahahaha!

  44. Nic Wyatt
    Nic Wyatt
    4 muaj më parë

    Super Giant Ninja 😂😂😂

  45. R Bartek
    R Bartek
    4 muaj më parë

    I was at this Halloween Havoc live in Michigan. As the early crowd began seating, about an hour & a half before the first match, the WCW production people messed up and actually played the pre-taped Monster Truck battle on the Trinitron Video above the ring, like they were putting the video on cue for the main event, and they totally blew it! They ruined it for all of us early fans! At all the concession stands, people were explaining what was going to happen. Kayfabe was never so fake watching them pass it off later as if happening live.

  46. ant
    4 muaj më parë

    This is quickly becoming my favourite ALfirst channel. Every video is fascinating and incredibly well done.

  47. ethan vern
    ethan vern
    4 muaj më parë

    Dungeon of doom should have been a video game sounds to silly for grown wrestling show

  48. Sailor Ranger
    Sailor Ranger
    4 muaj më parë

    That opening was MORE than enough to worth clicking on this!

  49. 89RealThe
    4 muaj më parë

    'Fly down, you're the Yeti now'

    1. 89RealThe
      3 muaj më parë

      I did exactly that when he read that line lol.

    2. kayskreed
      3 muaj më parë


  50. Richterdgf
    4 muaj më parë

    The Yeti is easily the pinnacle of Wrestlecrap. This is the real deal folks. Dentists, plumbers, trash men, whatever the hell Max Moon was, Phantasio, Bastion Booger, Beaver Cleavage, the Ding Dongs, Undertaker and Kane shooting lightning at each other, anything involving Mae Young or Shawn Stasiak, not even the Shockmaster or the fake Diesel/Razor Ramon can compare to the sheer awfulness of the Yeti.

  51. Brandon
    4 muaj më parë

    Eric Bischoff did a podcast on the whole PPV and the yetti

  52. sappyfoot
    4 muaj më parë

    hogan had the nwo look at halloween havoc 1995

    4 muaj më parë

    "The Yeti" and "Super Giant Ninja". LMAO!

  54. Insignificant Aftermath
    Insignificant Aftermath
    5 muaj më parë

    Its funny to think the Yeti has a longer Wrestling Bios video than the Brood lol

  55. Not Puff Daddy
    Not Puff Daddy
    5 muaj më parë

    The intro is the greatest thing I have ever heard🤣

  56. WaqarDepp
    5 muaj më parë

    This track is my new workout song...;)

  57. Wetwilly87
    5 muaj më parë

    To this day, when I’m in a store or camping and I see a Yeti Cooler, I shout “It’s a YETAY”!!

  58. Bus Stop.
    Bus Stop.
    5 muaj më parë

    What is this place? I've never been here before! There's no Hulkamaniacs here!

  59. Monsieur Dubitatif
    Monsieur Dubitatif
    5 muaj më parë

    could you, no... now you must do Mantaur, at this point, from this moment,starting now, is the time for mantaur fanatics to rise!

  60. Skinnymaine Da Mane
    Skinnymaine Da Mane
    5 muaj më parë

    The video narration has me laughing.

  61. jphons duality
    jphons duality
    5 muaj më parë

    Omg I’m laughing my ass off, Hogan getting abuse in the rear by YEEEETAY!!

  62. Monsieur Dubitatif
    Monsieur Dubitatif
    6 muaj më parë

    Best intro ever.

  63. Forever Undying
    Forever Undying
    6 muaj më parë

    "You first big break and you're a mummy called The Yeti".

  64. HereIsWisdom 1318
    HereIsWisdom 1318
    6 muaj më parë

    Reeeeeeeeeeee-Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiix. It’s the Yet-Tayyyyy!

  65. money345 atherley
    money345 atherley
    6 muaj më parë

    This only proves that Eric brischoff is indeed an idiot who don't know how to run a wrestling business like bret hart said

  66. pat phanhsackdy
    pat phanhsackdy
    6 muaj më parë

    The symbol on evil Hogan head reminds me of the symbol on Majin Vegeta if anyone here ever seen dragonball z lol

  67. Joseph Rivera
    Joseph Rivera
    6 muaj më parë

    I was not prepared for this

  68. JonHall1
    6 muaj më parë

    Great as always. Do the repo man next 😂

  69. Ray Ramos
    Ray Ramos
    6 muaj më parë


  70. Ray Ramos
    Ray Ramos
    6 muaj më parë


  71. michael50351
    6 muaj më parë

    The return of Prince Karis!!

  72. JohnnyB
    6 muaj më parë

    Hey what is Tony Schiavones favorite food? SPAGHETTAAAAYYY...😂😂😂

  73. jesse j sevilla
    jesse j sevilla
    6 muaj më parë

    Kevin Sullivan lol he had some great tactics. Shaving Hogan mustache

  74. jesse j sevilla
    jesse j sevilla
    6 muaj më parë

    Who that in dungeon uncle fester??

  75. jesse j sevilla
    jesse j sevilla
    6 muaj më parë

    Yet Tay lol b4 now days .no wonder they brought outsiders in lol

  76. Andi_S
    6 muaj më parë

    This was the best intro in the history of our sport.

  77. king jaice
    king jaice
    6 muaj më parë

    Wcw still suuuuucks

  78. dpj1 • 82 years ago
    dpj1 • 82 years ago
    6 muaj më parë

    Did the writers not know what a yeti is? How have they confused this with an Egyptian mummies?

  79. TG5455
    6 muaj më parë

    Best opening ever.

  80. UnPlugged Gaming
    UnPlugged Gaming
    6 muaj më parë

    Paul White might just be the most cringey wrestler ever, he just always seems so awkward with everything he does, right up to his latest promo with Randy Orton

  81. Skiles
    7 muaj më parë

    I think we can all agree that The Yeti had a great future in the business and WCW just lost its balls. What would've fit better in the Monday Night Wars than a thawed out ancient mummy called The Yeti for some reason?

  82. Matthew Webb
    Matthew Webb
    7 muaj më parë

    I liked the super ninja outfit a giant ninja is cool

  83. Daniel Rodriguez
    Daniel Rodriguez
    7 muaj më parë

    im here from being the elite. Yeti to AEW confirmed!

  84. sal galvan
    sal galvan
    7 muaj më parë

    Did they give Hogan a Hitler stache

  85. Back Cracking Videos Amigo
    Back Cracking Videos Amigo
    7 muaj më parë

    I don't know if you've done it yet, but could you make a video on how the term "XPac heat" came to be? Your videos are amazing btw. Thanks for making them!

  86. Back Cracking Videos Amigo
    Back Cracking Videos Amigo
    7 muaj më parë

    COVID 19 era Yeti would be a hero..a man covered in toilet paper.

  87. Dead Pilled
    Dead Pilled
    7 muaj më parë

    Not even in my top five wrestling mummies

  88. Prince Ekeson
    Prince Ekeson
    7 muaj më parë

    Ron Reece lowkey looked like Prince Albert.

  89. Prince Ekeson
    Prince Ekeson
    7 muaj më parë

    I like "munster" trucks. They taste delicious. 😋🚜🧀

  90. Championz11
    7 muaj më parë

    That intro lit 🔥

  91. Chuck Calkins
    Chuck Calkins
    7 muaj më parë

    It's the Yet-tay! Lmao.

  92. jimbo 2346
    jimbo 2346
    7 muaj më parë

    I always enjoy hearing people comment on this stuff from Halloween Havoc 1995. Great video.

  93. Gzus peterson
    Gzus peterson
    7 muaj më parë

    The sunglasses looked ridiculously small on the giants head

  94. mr Beast
    mr Beast
    7 muaj më parë

    Thank you for that apology eric

  95. Zach Kile
    Zach Kile
    7 muaj më parë

    I remember watching this as it happened in 95. I didn't really understand what Tony Schavani was saying, I was waiting for someone to say something about a mummy, then he joins in on the "bearhug rump hump" on Hogan, gosh this was worse than the Shockmaster, but it wasn't in front of millions of people either. How hilarious was that, I'm still laughing.

  96. Ray Ramos
    Ray Ramos
    7 muaj më parë


  97. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    7 muaj më parë

    This is stuff of legend!

  98. Steve Espinola
    Steve Espinola
    7 muaj më parë

    The Giant, now know as The Big Show or just Big Show.

  99. Quentin Little
    Quentin Little
    7 muaj më parë

    I thought WCW was supposed to provide an alternative to WWF cartoon characters? The entire DOD looks ridiculous

  100. Edward Coupe
    Edward Coupe
    7 muaj më parë

    The intro is golden but the cut to Big Show almost had me in tears haha