History NightmareFuel / ProfessionalWrestling

26th Aug '16 8:34:45 AM Peridonyx
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* The 2003 feud between Wrestling/TheUndertaker (during the end of his BadassBiker phase) and Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, especially the AdultFear of Vince abusing his own family as well as threatening to more or less '''''put a hit out on 'Taker's'''''. And 'Taker's ultimate response? To invoke ColdBloodedTorture on Vince in a BuriedAlive match at that year's Wrestling/SurvivorSeries [[note]]To give you an idea: Vince began bleeding profusely after 'Taker's '''''first punch'''''.[[/note]]. Also, the ''[[Film/TheExorcist Exorcist]]''-esque promos throughout the whole thing were just the cherry on top.

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* The 2003 feud between Wrestling/TheUndertaker (during the end of his BadassBiker phase) and Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, especially the AdultFear of Vince abusing his own family as well as threatening to more or less '''''put a hit out on 'Taker's'''''. And 'Taker's ultimate response? To invoke ColdBloodedTorture on Vince in a BuriedAlive match at that year's Wrestling/SurvivorSeries ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' [[note]]To give you an idea: Vince began bleeding profusely after 'Taker's '''''first punch'''''.[[/note]]. Also, the ''[[Film/TheExorcist Exorcist]]''-esque promos throughout the whole thing were just the cherry on top.
26th Aug '16 8:33:46 AM Peridonyx
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* Jimmy Havoc did this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROGJOuH53ls promo]] for a match against Wrestling/WillOspreay, 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 Wrestling/WillOspreay, where he seemingly kills someone to show he is not going to hold back during his matchmatch
* The 2003 feud between Wrestling/TheUndertaker (during the end of his BadassBiker phase) and Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, especially the AdultFear of Vince abusing his own family as well as threatening to more or less '''''put a hit out on 'Taker's'''''. And 'Taker's ultimate response? To invoke ColdBloodedTorture on Vince in a BuriedAlive match at that year's Wrestling/SurvivorSeries [[note]]To give you an idea: Vince began bleeding profusely after 'Taker's '''''first punch'''''.[[/note]]. Also, the ''[[Film/TheExorcist Exorcist]]''-esque promos throughout the whole thing were just the cherry on top.
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.
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