Chris Harris Talks About The Infamous Elix Skipper Cage Walk Hurricanrana

Elix Skipper will be remember forever.

On December 5th, 2004, TNA ran their Turning Point Pay-Per-View. The main event of the show was a steel cage match between America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) and Triple X (Elix Skipper and Christopher Daniels) in what featured one of the most iconic moments in TNA history when Elix Skipper tight-rope walked the top of the cage and hit a Hurricanrana on Chris Harris off the top of the cage. Recently, Chris Harris sat down on INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet to talk about this epic moment.

It is [insane] and it’s crazy that people still talk about it to this day. That was our second cage match, a lot of people don’t remember the first one. Our first cage match had got a lot of attention, but when we were talking about the second one, we wanted to top the first one, which is incredible if we could do that. Elix had this idea and I thought that it was completely absurd. What a lot of people don’t remember is that part of Elix’s arsenal was that he would walk the top rope and do a hurricanrana off of that, on the ropes. It wasn’t a complete out of the blue idea, he had done it in is matches previously. When he brought that idea up, I was like that takes it to a whole different level, that is dangerous. A lot of people don’t know this, but I told him no for most of the [day], it wasn’t talked about until that day. Most of the day I was telling him no, there is no way. I don’t know if I want to take something like that and it is dangerous for him. It couldn’t have been more than a few hours before the event, he came and he tried it one more time. I looked at him and I said ‘Can you really do this?’ What convinced me was his confidence, he said to me ‘Yes. I can do this.’ When I saw that he had no wavering, I said ‘Ok, let’s do it.’ You have to take your chances man. A lot of people still think there is a lot of practice and going over everything, that is a one and done thing, you don’t practise that. I don’t know if they had a cage up that day. I don’t think we walked through anything. But we were all professionals and confident in our abilities. So yeah, I said let’s do it and it just was a switch. I can remember, if you look back at that, he is stumbling at first to get his footing. I am over on the other side with Christopher Daniels and already he is taking a while. I am looking at Chris and I’m like what is plan B, because he is not going to make it. By the time I looked back he was on me, so you saw once he got his footing he was gone man. Next thing you know his legs are around my head and here we go. He gets props for that and I am glad he does, but a lot of people forget who took that bump. But it couldn’t have been any better, I am very fortunate, it’s a long way down.

– Chris Harris via INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet

Elix Skipper’s cage Hurricanrana is something you could only dream of happening, but he really did it. If you’ve never seen this epic moment, you can watch it here.

H/T INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet

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