Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Gallyamov ended up looking like The Undertaker and Mankind for a moment during their Olympic competition this week. At least that is what one content creator on Twitter thought.
The Russian figure skating duo had a misstep during their pairs free skate event on Monday. As Gallyamov lifted Mishina in the air for a move, he lost his footing, sending both of them tumbling to the ice.
— CodeDebYT 🗣 (@CodeDebYT) February 7, 2022
Olympics reporter Nick McCarvel said that the two figure skaters were OK after the fall. Mishina and Gallyamov also went on to finish first in the pairs competition, even despite the mishap. Their final score of 145.2 still easily defeated second-place finishers Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan, who finished with a score of 130.6.
Since the story had a happy ending, Twitter was able to come in with the funny jokes. One particular clip went viral of WWE announcer Jim Ross’ commentary being edited into the footage of the fall. Here is the video, which was originally posted by Timothy Burke, formerly of Deadspin.
jim ross live reaction to that figure skating fall pic.twitter.com/hVdr9CNpaw
— toffee fiend (@toffiend) February 7, 2022
With the high degree of difficulty involved in many figure skating moves, some spills are inevitable, as we have seen in past Winter Olympics as well. Fortunately for Mishina and Gallyamov, they were OK (most importantly), they finished in first place regardless, and thus, they got to be the subject of a hilarious viral video.