History NightmareFuel / ProfessionalWrestling

26th Apr '17 2:29:11 AM alienhunter
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* Sid Vicious' truly horrifying career ending injury at Wrestling/{{WCW}} ''Sin'' in 2001. He attempted a flying dropkick on Wrestling/ScottSteiner, but Sid botching the move lead to him landing right on his foot and ''snapped his ankle in half!'' Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJHYGu669w here.]] '''WARNING''': Graphic.

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* Sid Vicious' truly horrifying career ending injury at Wrestling/{{WCW}} ''Sin'' in 2001. He attempted a flying dropkick on Wrestling/ScottSteiner, but Sid botching the move lead to him landing right on his foot and ''snapped his ankle in half!'' Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJHYGu669w here.]] '''WARNING''': Graphic.Graphic.
* On the April 10, 2017 episode of Raw, Braun Strowman beat up Roman Reigns to the point of the latter being put onto a stretcher. However, Strowman wasn't finished as he then followed Reigns and threw his stretcher away and then as Reigns was being put into an ambulance, Strowman jumped and continued to beat on him. To top it all off, after he was finished, he got out and flipped over the ambulance with Roman Reigns inside!
** Then on April 24, Braun Strowman fought against Callistro with the [[spoiler:the latter sneakily winning against the big man. Unfortuantly, that infuriated Strowman and after toying with Callistro, he ended up throwing his potentially unconscious body into the dumpster, locking it and then pushing up to the stage to push it off the stage, majorly harming Callistro.]]
31st Mar '17 12:03:48 PM SolidSonicTH
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* From the unscripted side of things: ''any time at all'' that someone suffers a horrible injury in an event ''not'' catered around it. Yes, you expect to see such things in matches with names like "Hell in a Cell" or "No ropes barb-wire match", but even plain-Jane bouts have gruesome consequences sometimes. Some of the more famous "highlights" through the years include Wrestling/BobHolly getting suplexed through a table and ending up with a SIXTEEN INCH gash across his back, Wrestling/SidEudy being [[ExecutiveMeddling convinced]] to do a top-rope jump kick but landing wrong and snapping his lower leg at a 90-degree angle, any time Wrestling/{{Sabu}} pulls a botch more severe than a flat crash landing...

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* From the unscripted side of things: ''any time at all'' that someone suffers a horrible injury in an event ''not'' catered around it. Yes, you expect to see such things in matches with names like "Hell in a Cell" or "No ropes barb-wire match", but even plain-Jane bouts have gruesome consequences sometimes. Some of the more famous "highlights" through the years include Wrestling/BobHolly getting suplexed through a table and ending up with a SIXTEEN INCH gash across his back, Wrestling/SidEudy being [[ExecutiveMeddling convinced]] to do Wrestling/OwenHart visibly crushing Steve Austin's neck at [=SummerSlam=] 1997 with a top-rope jump kick but landing wrong botched piledriver[[note]]Austin later said he was legitimately worried the moment permanently paralyzed him and snapping the event is the genesis of his lower leg at a 90-degree angle, premature retirement in 2003[[/note]], any time Wrestling/{{Sabu}} pulls a botch more severe than a flat crash landing...
31st Mar '17 11:51:03 AM SolidSonicTH
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** The infamous match at the Royal Rumble 1999 where [[Creator/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] absolutely brutalizes a completely defenseless Mankind with a chair. ''11'' unprotected shots to the head when it already gets deeply unsettling by the third one. It very much blurs the line between kayfabe and reality and it gets downright scary after awhile (it's essentially a public beating witnessed by thousands of live attendees, there's no way to sugarcoat it).

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** The infamous match at the Royal Rumble 1999 where [[Creator/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] absolutely brutalizes a completely defenseless Mankind with a chair. ''11'' unprotected shots to the head when it already gets deeply unsettling by the third one. It very much blurs the line between kayfabe and reality and it gets downright scary after awhile (it's essentially a public beating witnessed by thousands of live attendees, there's no way to sugarcoat it). To date it is often cited as the most violent thing WWE has ever allowed on television and it showed up in the documentary ''Beyond the Mat'', where it was revealed that the event horrified Foley's children, who were in attendance.
31st Mar '17 11:48:41 AM SolidSonicTH
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** The infamous match at the Royal Rumble 1999 where [[Creator/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] absolutely brutalizes a completely defenseless Mankind with a chair. ''11'' unprotected shots to the head when it already gets deeply unsettling by the third one. It very much blurs the line between kayfabe and reality and it gets downright scary after awhile (it's essentially a public beating witnessed by thousands of live attendees, there's no way to sugarcoat it).
17th Dec '16 9:40:03 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Sid Vicious' truly horrifying career ending injury at {{WCW}} ''Sin'' in 2001. He attempted a flying dropkick on Wrestling/ScottSteiner, but Sid botching the move lead to him landing right on his foot and ''snapped his ankle in half!'' Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJHYGu669w here.]] '''WARNING''': Graphic.

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* Sid Vicious' truly horrifying career ending injury at {{WCW}} Wrestling/{{WCW}} ''Sin'' in 2001. He attempted a flying dropkick on Wrestling/ScottSteiner, but Sid botching the move lead to him landing right on his foot and ''snapped his ankle in half!'' Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJHYGu669w here.]] '''WARNING''': Graphic.
10th Dec '16 12:01:52 PM Nick7689
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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'' [[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.top.
* Sid Vicious' truly horrifying career ending injury at {{WCW}} ''Sin'' in 2001. He attempted a flying dropkick on Wrestling/ScottSteiner, but Sid botching the move lead to him landing right on his foot and ''snapped his ankle in half!'' Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJHYGu669w here.]] '''WARNING''': Graphic.
24th Nov '16 4:42:09 AM RavenBlack
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* NightmareFuel/LuchaUnderground
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
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