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Way to Die #242
"Slippery When Dead"
Name of the death is a pun on "slippery when wet"
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"Nobody likes a cheater... except in this slippery world of oil-wrestling chicks. Mariah was ready to baste her latest challenger, but, then she got... greased."
Date September 1, 1998
Location Beaver Dam, Kentucky
Episode this death
was featured in
"Death: One Size Fits All"
"Hose Whipped"
"Clay Achin'"

"Slippery When Dead", Way to Die #242, is the third death to be featured in "Death: One Size Fits All", which has been originally aired on August 29, 2011.


Mariah is a hot oil wrestler fighting for a $500 cash prize. During the competition, she faces Samantha. Samantha is a wrestler who came very close to beating Mariah the last time they fought. During the match, Mariah beats her rival once again, only to slip and impale her skull on the spike of the boxing ring bell being used, killing her instantly. The timekeeper, shocked, shouts, "WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO PUT A SPIKE ON THIS BELL?!?"

"Mariah is ready to put Samantha away, but loses her footing, and gets her bell... rung."

Alternative Name

Also known as "Sleeper-y Hold" on the Spike TV website

Alternative Description

Description as seen on the Spike TV website

"A dirty female oil wrestler gives her heavyweight challenger the sleeper hold when she fractures her skull on an antique “boxing bell.”"


  • Shelly Martinez (Wrestler)
  • Dr. Omar Mather (Physician)

Segment Nickname

  • Sleeper-y Hold (Spike TV)
  • Slipped Off


  • Michelle Rodriguez - Samantha
  • Tarah Nizzilen - Mariah (Lead: Intended Victim)