Former WWE Superstar Tommy Dreamer has revealed that the controversial “Katie Vick” storyline in 2002 was originally meant to lead to a WrestleMania match between Sick Boy and Triple H.
In September 2002, following then WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar’s decision to appear only on SmackDown, Eric Bischoff retaliated by presenting Triple H with the World Heavyweight Championship which would be exclusive to Raw.
After successfully retaining the title in his first defence against Rob Van Dam at Unforgiven, Triple H began feuding with then-Intercontinental Champion Kane. While the decision to make the resulting match a unification bout for both the World and Intercontinental Championships was a big selling point on its own, what followed became one of the most infamous angles in wrestling history.
Over several weeks, Triple H claimed that a former girlfriend of Kane’s, Katie Vick, was killed in a car accident while he was driving. He then went much further by showing a video which he claimed showed Kane having sex with his deceased girlfriend’s body. In fact, the footage featured Triple H in a Kane mask interacting with a mannequin in a coffin.
The angle ended as bizarrely as it began, with Kane’s tag team partner, The Hurricane, giving “Triple H” an enema. The whole thing received a huge backlash from fans and is seen as one of the worst storylines in history.
Now, ECW Original Tommy Dreamer has revealed that the original plan was for the storyline to go on for longer and eventually have Triple H face Sick Boy at the next year’s WrestleMania. Sick Boy, who was also known as Scott Vick, would have arrived in WWE to avenge his sister. The plan, however, was discarded when Vince McMahon was told that Sick Boy wasn’t under contract with WWE and had only had a try-out match.
On the House of Hardcore podcast, Dreamer said that it was John Laurinaitis who gave McMahon the news.
“The whole Katie Vick, narcolepsy [Necrophilia] angle, that all came about through Vince and the payoff of all that was going to be Sick Boy Scott Vick was going to wrestle Triple H at WrestleMania to avenge his sister, who was dead.
That all came about when Sick Boy Scott Vick had a dark match tryout and Vince just liked the name Scott Vick because they couldn’t call him Sick Boy. This horrible angle with Kane and Triple H was going to be the caveat to headlining WrestleMania with Scott Vick avenging his sister Katie Vick.
I remember Johnny [John Laurinaitis] having to tell Vince, ‘that’s great, but he’s not employed here.’ He was on a try-out. People have gotten hired on a lot weirder things but I think after that, it was just, ‘Oh,’ and we lost that amazing WrestleMania to avenge [Sick Boy’s] sister’s horrible degradation of her grave. That’s sometimes how these crazy things happen in WWE,”
Sick Boy is best known for being a member of Raven’s Flock in WCW. He wrestled in three dark matches with WWE in 2002, but was never offered a contract.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.