I don't think I'll ever forget the first Halloween Havoc when the "Thunderdome" cage burst into flames and The Great Muta tried to put it out with his "Muta Mist"
Or the very next year at Havoc when Barry Windham cut his hair and dressed as Sting to try and help Sid Vicious win the NWA title from Sting himself in one of the craziest Horseman plots ever.
Halloween Havoc had so many crazy moments, the Chamber of Horrors match that saw a malfunctioning kill switch and Abdullah The Butcher getting fried is a memory that those involved in WCW at the time would like us all to forget. Not to mention the "Creatures" WCW Phantom and Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal and the Sumo monster truck match all lead for memorable events... Memorable in both good me bad ways.
Later as a performer I was able to have some crazy Halloween moments as well. Not surprisingly most of those were Slamtastic Wrestling based.
Like the time I was in a match at the first "Hauntd House Party" when my opponent and his partner tried to gang up on me. One held me while the other climbed to the top rope and tried to smash me with a large Jack-o-Lantern that was sitting ringside as a decoration. Fortunately I was able to move out of the way at the last minute and the ghord was smashed onto the head of my opponent and I was able to roll him up and get the 1,2,3 with the pumpkin still on his head.
Probably my most fun memory at Halloween wrestling memory was the year Kris Krude amend I recreated the Halloween Havoc legend Spin the Wheel Make the Deal match.
The wheel landed on a casket match, and after a hard fought battle I thought I had the victory. However it turned out that I locked Greg Sptiz, Krude's identical twin brother got stuffed in ten casket instead.
So Krude challenged me to rematch, and it was decided that the Spin the Wheel match would be two out of three falls... And each fall would get a spin!
So the second spin revealed the treacherous THUMB WRESTLING match. Yes, really. Krude won the second fall by putting his feet on the ropes. That rotten cheat!
So we had the third spin and the wheel landed on ladder match! Since the building had very low ceilings, we were forced to use the only ladder we had that would fit... A step ladder.
What happened next was wrestling magic. An epic ladder match that people still talk about to this day. And I'm not making a joke here. We laid it all out there and used that step ladder as if it were ten feet tall.
The bei toy of Slamtastic was hat every performer went out and did the most ridiculous things in a very serious way. Since we were selling kids parties, we able to have a lot of fun, but still tried to make every match a good one, and often those matches were great.
Slamtastic continues to be the most fun I ever had in wrestling and that ladder match is still one of the best matches of my career. I always think fondly of those Halloween parties and events every Halloween.