History NightmareFuel / ProfessionalWrestling

10th Jul '16 6:26:39 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/JeffHardy appearing backstage in [[WhiteMaskOfDoom corpse paint]] on an episode of ''Friday Night [=SmackDown=]'', which was the beginning of his "painted" gimmick that he would eventually carry into {{TNA}}. The ''very'' dim lighting, and our complete inability to see Hardy's eyes underneath the black swaths of paint across them, make it even worse.

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* Wrestling/JeffHardy appearing backstage in [[WhiteMaskOfDoom corpse paint]] on an episode of ''Friday Night [=SmackDown=]'', which was the beginning of his "painted" gimmick that he would eventually carry into {{TNA}}.Wrestling/{{TNA}}. The ''very'' dim lighting, and our complete inability to see Hardy's eyes underneath the black swaths of paint across them, make it even worse.



* In early 2014, TNA had a feud between Mr. Anderson and Bully Ray. At the time, Bully Ray was being portrayed as completely [[TheUnfettered unhinged]] with an arsonist vibe after Anderson caused the Aces & Eights to be disbanded. The two had a confrontation promo that took place in a funeral parlor. The camera work was a very strange (for wrestling) cinematic style with multiple cuts but was nonetheless effective. Bully threatened to burn down everything that Anderson cared about and directed his attention to an open coffin. Mr. Anderson reached inside and pulled out... a set of [[AdultFear children's pajamas]]. Anderson turned around but Bully had [[StealthHiBye vanished without a trace]]. It's one thing to beat up an opponent in the ring, or jump them in the back, or ram their car with a semi, but this is the first time a wrestler has threatened to burn down an opponent's home with his children still inside.

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* In early 2014, TNA had a feud between [[Wrestling/KenAnderson Mr. Anderson Anderson]] and Bully Ray. At the time, Bully Ray was being portrayed as completely [[TheUnfettered unhinged]] with an arsonist vibe after Anderson caused the Aces & Eights to be disbanded. The two had a confrontation promo that took place in a funeral parlor. The camera work was a very strange (for wrestling) cinematic style with multiple cuts but was nonetheless effective. Bully threatened to burn down everything that Anderson cared about and directed his attention to an open coffin. Mr. Anderson reached inside and pulled out... a set of [[AdultFear children's pajamas]]. Anderson turned around but Bully had [[StealthHiBye vanished without a trace]]. It's one thing to beat up an opponent in the ring, or jump them in the back, or ram their car with a semi, but this is the first time a wrestler has threatened to burn down an opponent's home with his children still inside.



* Veda Scott's match with Cherry Bomb at Absolute Intense Wrestling: Girls Night Out 4, which proceeded normally until the end, when Cherry Bomb set Scott up for a dropkick into the turnbuckle... and Scott's head went straight over the turnbuckle and into the ring post, knocking her unconscious.

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* Veda Scott's match with Cherry Bomb at Absolute ''Absolute Intense Wrestling: Girls Night Out 4, 4'', which proceeded normally until the end, when Cherry Bomb set Scott up for a dropkick into the turnbuckle... and Scott's head went straight over the turnbuckle and into the ring post, knocking her unconscious.



* Stone Cold Steve Austin breaking into Brian Pillman's house apparently to kill him. Pullman pulls a gun on him. The feed cuts to black. Live, this was absolutely terrifying.

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* Stone Cold Steve Austin breaking into Brian Pillman's Wrestling/BrianPillman's house apparently to kill him. Pullman pulls a gun on him. The feed cuts to black. Live, this was absolutely terrifying.



* Jimmy Havoc did this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROGJOuH53ls promo]] for a match against Will Ospreay, where he seemingly kills someone to show he is not going to hold back during his match

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* Jimmy Havoc did this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROGJOuH53ls promo]] for a match against Will Ospreay, Wrestling/WillOspreay, where he seemingly kills someone to show he is not going to hold back during his match
26th Jun '16 10:55:18 PM erforce
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* Se7en, the gimmick that never was. When Dustin Rhodes came back to Wrestling/{{WCW}} after his run as Wrestling/{{Goldust}}, he was presented as a mysterious white-faced figure who lurked outside a child's window, [[ParanoiaFuel watching him]]. The suits at Turner [[ExecutiveMeddling immediately nixed the gimmick]], finding him too scary, and finding him uncomfortably similar to a child abductor. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWtXAtGJ4JQ Can't say anyone blames 'em.]]

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* Se7en, [=Se7en=], the gimmick that never was. When Dustin Rhodes came back to Wrestling/{{WCW}} after his run as Wrestling/{{Goldust}}, he was presented as a mysterious white-faced figure who lurked outside a child's window, [[ParanoiaFuel watching him]]. The suits at Turner [[ExecutiveMeddling immediately nixed the gimmick]], finding him too scary, and finding him uncomfortably similar to a child abductor. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWtXAtGJ4JQ Can't say anyone blames 'em.]]
18th May '16 7:05:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The 1989 match in WWC between Manny Fernandez and Invader #3. The Invaders of Puerto Rico were some of the most hardcore of wrestlers, pretty much defining the barbwire match before FMW got the idea to replace the ropes with it, but this was far more disturbing than any {{gimmick match|es}}, just Manny Fernandez trying to crush 3's stomach and chest with knee drops, which resulted in him sputtering out blood. Fernandez said he was trying to kill 3 in revenge to avenge the death of Wrestling/BruiserBrody, but if that is true this was a case of MistakenIdentity, as 3 had nothing to with that incident.

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* The 1989 match in WWC CSP between Manny Fernandez and Invader #3. The Invaders of Puerto Rico were some of the most hardcore of wrestlers, pretty much defining the barbwire match before FMW got the idea to replace the ropes with it, but this was far more disturbing than any {{gimmick match|es}}, just Manny Fernandez trying to crush 3's stomach and chest with knee drops, which resulted in him sputtering out blood. Fernandez said he was trying to kill 3 in revenge to avenge the death of Wrestling/BruiserBrody, but if that is true this was a case of MistakenIdentity, as 3 had nothing to with that incident.
18th May '16 6:59:03 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The 1989 match in WWC between Manny Fernandez and Invader #3. The Invaders of Puerto Rico were some of the most hardcore of wrestlers, pretty much defining the barbwire match before FMW got the idea to replace the ropes with it, but this was far more disturbing than any {{gimmick match|es}}, just Manny Fernandez trying to crush 3's stomach and chest with knee drops, which resulted in him sputtering out blood. Fernandez said he was trying to kill 3 in revenge to avenge the death of Wrestling/BruiserBrody, but if that is true this was a case of MistakenIdentity, as 3 had nothing to with that incident.
17th May '16 7:05:52 PM bt8257
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[[caption-width-right:311: We should probably note that he has bled even more than this at times!]]

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[[caption-width-right:311: We should probably note that he has bled even more '''''EVEN MORE''''' than this at times!]]



** After turning heel and beginning his famous feud with Wrestling/RandySavage, he once lured him into the ring, after which he beat him down, tied him into the ropes and allowed another snake -- ''a fucking cobra'' -- to bite Savage's arm. (The snake, which had been devenomed, really did bite Savage's arm, and Roberts -- who was actually having trouble getting the snake to release its grip -- had to quickly improvise to make the scene appear that he was trying to get the snake to increase its bite.) Like before, when Damien was "killed," several children were visibly shaken by what had just taken place. Ironically, the snake died soon afterward, possibly from a toxic reaction to Savage's blood - which led Savage to joke that ''he'' had poisoned ''the snake''!

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** After turning heel and beginning his famous feud with Wrestling/RandySavage, he once lured him into the ring, after which he beat him down, tied him into the ropes and allowed another snake -- ''a fucking king cobra'' -- to bite Savage's arm. (The snake, which had been devenomed, really did bite Savage's arm, and Roberts -- who was actually having trouble getting the snake to release its grip -- had to quickly improvise to make the scene appear that he was trying to get the snake to increase its bite.) Like before, when Damien was "killed," several children were visibly shaken by what had just taken place. Ironically, the snake died soon afterward, possibly from a toxic reaction to Savage's blood - which led Savage to joke that ''he'' had poisoned ''the snake''!
23rd Apr '16 12:31:56 AM aye_amber
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* Eddie's "descent into madness" while having a seemingly friendly feud with Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr was something to behold. The fact that he just couldn't [[GreenEyedMonster beat]] or even [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin outwit]] Rey like he could most wrestlers drove Eddie to the breaking point where he would [[InsaneEqualsViolent snap and turn on Rey and beat him down in the most gruesome, bloody way you could think.]] Believe it or not, people had been expecting Eddie to turn heel with his frustrations at the time, but as you can tell from the audience reaction, not like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoRXf8ZYMqo this.]]

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* Eddie's "descent into madness" while having a seemingly friendly feud with Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr was something to behold. The fact that he just couldn't [[GreenEyedMonster beat]] or even [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin outwit]] Rey like he could most wrestlers drove Eddie to the breaking point where he would [[InsaneEqualsViolent snap and turn on Rey and beat him down in the most gruesome, bloody way you could think.]] Believe it or not, people had been expecting Eddie to turn heel with his frustrations at the time, but as you can tell from the audience reaction, not like [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoRXf8ZYMqo this.]]



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV-hKh355QU&feature=related This PPV intro]] doesn't make it look like much fun either.

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%% ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV-hKh355QU&feature=related This PPV intro]] intro doesn't make it look like much fun either.
11th Apr '16 11:41:08 PM Pallo
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** The original Mankind gimmick was genuinely scary.
11th Apr '16 11:38:19 PM Pallo
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** The original Mankind gimmick was genuinely scary.
18th Mar '16 8:27:13 AM 313Bluestreak
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* When Wrestling/RandyOrton was the Legend Killer, he faced Wrestling/MickFoley in a hardcore match at Backlash 2004. With Mick reeling, Randy dumped a bag of thumbtacks onto the mat and prepared to RKO Mick into them...only for Foley to counter by throwing him off and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcjrsHUnU7Q&t=16m38s ONTO THE TACKS]] '''''BACK FIRST.''''' The shock and pain on Randy's face, [[Wrestling/JerryLawler King]] and [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR]] losing their minds on commentary (especially Lawler's spine-chilling BigOMG), the grisly image of his back covered in thumbtacks, and Orton's breathless, pained moaning combined to make this one of the most chilling sights in WWE history.

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* When Wrestling/RandyOrton was the Legend Killer, he faced Wrestling/MickFoley in a hardcore match at [[Wrestling/{{Backlash}} Backlash 2004.2004]]. With Mick reeling, Randy dumped a bag of thumbtacks onto the mat and prepared to RKO Mick into them...only for Foley to counter by throwing him off and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcjrsHUnU7Q&t=16m38s ONTO THE TACKS]] '''''BACK FIRST.''''' The shock and pain on Randy's face, [[Wrestling/JerryLawler King]] and [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR]] losing their minds on commentary (especially Lawler's spine-chilling BigOMG), the grisly image of his back covered in thumbtacks, and Orton's breathless, pained moaning combined to make this one of the most chilling sights in WWE history.
10th Mar '16 8:15:47 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** After turning heel and beginning his famous feud with RandySavage, he once lured him into the ring, after which he beat him down, tied him into the ropes and allowed another snake -- ''a fucking cobra'' -- to bite Savage's arm. (The snake, which had been devenomed, really did bite Savage's arm, and Roberts -- who was actually having trouble getting the snake to release its grip -- had to quickly improvise to make the scene appear that he was trying to get the snake to increase its bite.) Like before, when Damien was "killed," several children were visibly shaken by what had just taken place. Ironically, the snake died soon afterward, possibly from a toxic reaction to Savage's blood - which led Savage to joke that ''he'' had poisoned ''the snake''!

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** After turning heel and beginning his famous feud with RandySavage, Wrestling/RandySavage, he once lured him into the ring, after which he beat him down, tied him into the ropes and allowed another snake -- ''a fucking cobra'' -- to bite Savage's arm. (The snake, which had been devenomed, really did bite Savage's arm, and Roberts -- who was actually having trouble getting the snake to release its grip -- had to quickly improvise to make the scene appear that he was trying to get the snake to increase its bite.) Like before, when Damien was "killed," several children were visibly shaken by what had just taken place. Ironically, the snake died soon afterward, possibly from a toxic reaction to Savage's blood - which led Savage to joke that ''he'' had poisoned ''the snake''!
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