Published on January 23rd, 2016 | by Pro Wrestling Stories0
The Crazy, Brutal Scissor Fight Between SID VICIOUS and ARN ANDERSON
When you spend long hours on the road mixed in with little sleep and plenty of beer, tempers are bound to flare. On one fateful night in October 1993, Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson got into a heated argument at their hotel bar while in Germany on tour. It started off innocent enough with a few of the guys from WCW sharing some beers after a long journey on the road. This camaraderie would not last long and it soon led into one of the most brutal shoot fights that ever happened on the road. Words were exchanged between Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson and a few beers were thrown after Anderson overheard Sid insulting his friend, Ric Flair. Calmer heads prevailed and both Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson returned to their hotel rooms. After stewing over the events of the past few minutes, Sid decided to go back to Anderson’s room to settle the argument. This is when he (allegedly) hit Anderson over the head with a hotel chair leg when Arn answered the door. Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson ended up spilling into the hallway where a vicious, bloody assault ensued involving a pair of scissors. The result was not pretty.
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Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson get worked up over an “Old Man Ric Flair” remark
“We flew, whatever it was, seven, eight, or nine hours across the country. We got on a bus, wrestled, drove nine more hours ’til 6 in the morning, got off the bus and went to bed because we partied on the bus all night. Arn, Sid and a couple of the other guys went to the bar after the bus and that’s when it all happened. I wasn’t there, but it was a real unfortunate thing, man. What happened between Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson was bad.”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“We go over there and fly into Frankfurt, Germany. We drove three hours, got to the show, just off the airplane, and did the show. After the show, we had a three or four-hour drive, maybe even five, back to the hotel where we were staying at out of Frankfurt. Everyone was off the bus, taking a few pills, having a few drinks…”
BIG VAN VADER:
“If I was asked to get on the stand and testify, I would blame that one on the company because we flew over there, eight or nine-hour flight, got off the plane, traveled about two and a half, three hours, got off the bus and wrestled. And then back on the bus and traveled another ten to twelve hours to get to where we were going. It was just ludicrous! I mean, they should have got us off the plane, wrestled, went to bed and then skipped a day. Know what I’m saying? Skipped a day and stayed over there. We’re talking about there was beer, the food ran out and everybody was drinking. By the time we got off ten hours later, we’re talking after an eight-hour plane ride, a two and a half hour trip, fighting and a ten-hour bus ride back, the guys were frazzled and worn.”
“I’ll tell you exactly what happened. We were in a bar and I was just waiting for food, and we’re all at a table drinking…”
“I remember it was Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson, myself, and a couple other guys sitting at this table. We were finishing up a beer while everyone else was checking in. I remember getting up and saying to the guys, ‘I’m going to bed.’ Apparently, Sid and Arn had squared off after I had left.”
“Arn asked the question, ‘What’s wrong with our business? Why aren’t we drawing? The other company this, the other company that…'”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“Shit started getting heated. Everybody was talking about, ‘This motherfucker making money, that motherfucker making money.’ Ric Flair and Arn Anderson started talking about, ‘Flair this, Flair that. He’s making this much money…’ and shit started getting heated.”
“So I said, ‘You want to know what’s wrong with our business? We have an old man in Ric Flair who needs to get the fuck out of the way!'”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“The next thing you know, beer is flying across the table!”
“We then got into a verbal argument and they were slinging beers in my face at the bar.”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“Sid then throws a fucking beer. This sends the guys to their rooms. Everybody was like, ‘Fuck it.’ Everybody goes to their rooms. I’m up there getting hashed out. Shit, I was smoking big hash!”
Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson cross the line
“As I was going to my room, [Arn Anderson] and a bunch of the other guys were in the hallway and he broke a beer bottle and threatened to cut me. My room was only just a few rooms down from him. I passed his room, took a left and about four doors down went into my room. I got in there and I wasn’t going to sleep real nice. I wanted to go back to the bar, but I actually went into my room, ate a part of my sandwich and said to myself, ‘Man, this motherfucker!’ I have a bad temper, too. I said, ‘This fucker threw a beer in my face and now he’s threatening me with a fucking beer bottle broken?’ You know, you have to draw a fucking line!
There was a chair sitting right there, so I broke a fucking leg off it and I was going to go whack him in his fucking head a couple times.”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“I hear somebody and I’m like, ‘What the fuck? Somebody fighting out there!’ I’m thinking it’s Vader. I’m like, ‘Goddamnit!’ Vader obviously starting shit with somebody again, man!”
“Their hallway was down a different hallway, so I really didn’t hear it.”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“So I go over to Vader’s room and shit and I hear [snoring sounds]. I hear the motherfucker snoring through the door!”
“When I got back down there, there was nobody in the doorway or the hallway and [Anderson’s] door was shut. So I knocked on his door and said, ‘Come on out here, motherfucker! Bring your beer bottle!’ Some words were exchanged. I couldn’t totally hear him, but I hear him falling down and stumbling around and I think, ‘Ah, he’s fucked up…’ I looked at my hand and thought to myself, ‘This is fucking stupid.’ So I threw the fucking thing.
You can look at the records the police had. The stick he said I hit him with never touched him. It was twenty feet the opposite way where the fight had happened and that stick had not one drop of blood, not one dent in it like it had been hit or nothing.
So Arn comes out, and I had left, turned my back, see his door open, turn around and he’s stood there with a pair of scissors in his hands. I just went just like this with him and I said, ‘Hey man, this has gone too fucking far.’ And he’s stood there coming after me!
I don’t remember getting stabbed in the beginning. There were two doors in the corridor there and he backed me up there and I had nowhere to fucking run. When he came into me and got close to me, I think I hit him one time and he fell down like at my feet. When he did, I looked at him and out of the corner of my eye, I saw the scissors fall. They were falling out of my stomach. I have a scar right there. So when I saw the scissors falling out, I realized I had been stabbed. I didn’t feel it in my face or hands, but he launched back for them a second time but my feet had got them first. And then, I don’t know, it happened so fast…”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“I go down the steps and I see blood galore. Blood on the left, blood on the right, blood all down the fucking hallway and shit. I keep on walking and I’m in the fucking hallway with a goddamn towel. I get down there and Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson are down there just brawling. They were covered in fucking blood. Sid Vicious got the fucking scissors and got Arn Anderson by the hair and he’s booting him in the fucking face, stabbing him with the scissors every which way. Arn Anderson got blood spitting out of him like a horror movie and shit, man. I see Sid kicking Arn Anderson’s nose and it does a 180 turn straight the fuck up and shit. I’m like, ‘Damn!'”
“At this point I think I heard him say, ‘Man, you’re fucking killing me!’ or something like that and I had the scissors in my hand. And I look down, I saw him and I’m like, ‘Fuck!’ He’s fucked up…”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“I jump in, boom, push them apart and shit and Arn Anderson kind of falls against the wall from half drunk and half loss of blood and shit, and he just kind of stumbles against the wall. Sid kind of steps back and he looks at me and I step back in my stance and I’m like, ‘Damn, I don’t want to have to take you down!’ You know what I’m saying? But that shit got stopped. Sid just looked at me [eyes wide open] freaked out.”
“Blood came gushing out of my stomach and I realized I’d been stabbed, so I’m scared to fucking death. I had all white on. So I went down the fucking hallway…”
“Then I was in my room when I heard some yelling and screaming out in the lobby, so I literally came out in my underwear. Me and my underwear, 420 pounds. It was quite a sight. I have these huge legs, you know? So the next thing I know is I saw Sid kind of doing this monster walk towards me and literally blood, it wasn’t dribbling down, it actually had a little power to it. It was coming out about an inch from his belly. It was pouring out of his belly. And I remember I just grabbed his back and I stuck my thumb in the hole. I didn’t know what else to do. I just stuck it in there and it stopped the bleeding or drastically slowed it down.”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“Vader just tackles him, pulls him down. Sid is just spitting blood from his stomach and everything.”
“I yelled at someone to get a chair and told a lady to get me some towels. I did so and I held a towel on him until the ambulance came and I walked him over to the ambulance. Then the guy said, ‘Okay, I gotta help him.’ I was completely covered in blood. You know, I never really saw Arn because he was at a different part of the hotel.”
2 COLD SCORPIO:
“They [ Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson ] fighting on the first floor, I mean right down by Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat’s room. And I mean these guys are supposed to be their buddies, but not one of those chicken shit motherfuckers got out of their goddamn rooms! I’m up on the goddamn second floor and I gotta come down and break that shit up? That’s bullshit. And then, I’m not even office but yet the ambulance and police came and broke that shit up. It’s a damn murder case, you know what I’m saying? Next thing you know, these guys are going to the hospital and me and one of the office guys are going to the hospital with them. They ended up staying over there filling out papers for Arn and filling out papers for Sid, real name, address, the whole nine yards. And I’m over there doing the same, filling out papers for Sid. I’m like, ‘Damn!’ You know what I’m saying?
So Sid has to have this exploratory surgery, Arn’s gotta get patched up from head to toe, damn near and shit with all his damn cuts.”
“When I was in the hospital, the police or whatever you call them, the law enforcement over there, they came into my room trying to get me to press charges against him. I said, “No, man, I’m not going to press charges against him. We both made mistakes. I don’t know how bad he’s really hurt.’ I really didn’t. And they’re like, ‘You know your friend, he’s got not one scratch on him.’ Here I’m having exploratory surgery already, I’ve got stabs on my face and I said, ‘He’s not got a scratch on him?’ I thought maybe… like I said, it happened so fast. I really don’t remember it happening. And I thought, ‘This motherfucker!’ So I was going to press charges on him. Then later that night, the nurse came over to my room and said, ‘Your friend is really messed up.’ So I dropped the charges.”
“I think everyone was kind of in shock. We were extremely tired and we had a meeting at the next venue, which was the next night, and Turner was thinking about shutting down that tour and bringing us all home. He was going to make a decision about what he was going to do. I mean, I don’t know how much of that was a shoot or work to scare us. Dusty had asked me to speak to everyone, so I did.”
“Of all the people in the world, Arn was the last person I would, and I wouldn’t want to do that to anybody, but he would be the last person in the world I would want to hurt. He had been good to me as a person. I don’t know what he might have said behind my back, but face-to-face he was always a gentleman, but I can only assume he was like that at all times and felt like that.
So I later asked, ‘What does Arn say?’ They said Arn said he was so fucked up he can’t remember anything!”
THE AFTERMATH OF THE SCISSOR FIGHT BETWEEN SID VICIOUS AND ARN ANDERSON
Anderson suffered twenty stab wounds to the chest and stomach while Sid was stabbed four times. Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson both ended up spending the night in the hospital and were deported back to America the next day. No police charges were ever filed. WCW President Eric Bischoff fired Sid after several wrestlers threatened to walk out if he was not terminated. Anderson only got off with a suspension. Sid has since apologized to Anderson for the incident and the pair are on good terms today.
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* There are many versions of the Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson story out there, including various reported dates and locations where this incident took place. Some sites report that this happened in England while 2 Cold Scorpio says it happened in Frankfurt, Germany. We always strive to put the facts out there as much as we can control, so if there are any readers out there who do know for certain the exact date and location this event took place, do get in touch on Twitter or by e-mail and we’ll update this story accordingly!
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