In a feat that proved construction equipment isn’t just for jobsites, World Wrestling Entertainment recently rented a 1996 Volvo L330C loader to use during a Survivor Series show in Dallas.
WWE rented the L330C from Hoss Equipment Company of Irving, Texas.
“Renting heavy equipment to support a WWE Survivor Series event is not an everyday type of rental for Hoss Equipment Company,” said Tom Bagnell, vice president of sales for Hoss. “Still, we were confident that any of our equipment – this Volvo L330C in particular – would perform flawlessly.”
The loader was used in a “Buried Alive” stunt match between Vince McMahon and the WWE’s Undertaker. Whoever won the match was supposed to put his opponent in a 6-foot, already-dug grave, and then empty the loader’s 8.5 cubic yards of dirt into the grave.
By the end of the match Undertaker had placed McMahon in the grave and started climbing into the L330C cab to dump the dirt. But another WWE wrestler, Kane, surprised Undertaker and was able to pull McMahon out of the ditch, throw Undertaker into the grave and dump the Volvo’s load on top of him. The episode was televised worldwide on pay-per-view.