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Offscreen Moment Of Awesome: Professional Wrestling
  • It doesn't happen much anymore, but in the early 90's it was possible to have titles change hands during a house show. Notable examples include Ric Flair winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Randy Savage in 1992, and a couple years later Diesel winning the same from Bob Backlund. Casual viewers would turn on the television and find that they had a new World Champion. If they were lucky, they would show recorded highlights of the match in question. If they were lucky.
  • It actually happened as recently as 2005, when Nunzio won the WWE World Cruiserweight Championship at a house event in his homeland of Italy.
  • While it very rarely happens for storyline reasons, this type of situation pops up about once every year or two, typically as a result of one of two reasons: the reigning champion is injured/sick and won't be able to compete properly but can work out one more match (or, alternately, is injured DURING the match), OR they just landed themselves in the frying pan for a Wellness Policy Violation or the like, are about to be "wished good luck on their future endeavors," and are low enough on the totem pole to not even warrant losing their title on television.
  • WWE's developmental territory FCW (later renamed NXT Wrestling) has had a few matches when main stars visit for autograph sessions or unaired matches for the televised shows that haven't been officially released. The first notable match was when CM Punk visited in late 2011 and was harassed by Dean Ambrose (CZW's Jon Moxley), leading to a match later that night. The second was at the August 2012 tapings when Punk ended up wrestling the Kings Of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli; or, as they are known in WWE, Kassius Ohno and Antonio Cesaro) in a tag match while partnered with, ironically enough, Seth Rollins (Former ROH Champion Tyler Black), who would later be one of Ambrose's allies in the Shield.
  • Then there are those Real Life examples which are even more impressive.
    • Dr. Death Steve Williams once rescued a guy from a burning car by pulling the door right off of the car!
    • Back in WCW in 1998, Meng was talking backstage with Chris Candido, Tammy Lynn Sytch and Chris Jericho when Eric Bischoff and Greg Gagne, an office suit, approached them. Meng told them that they were interrupting him while he talked with his friends. Bischoff and Gagne apologized to Meng. That's right, MENG got ERIC BISCHOFF, his boss, to apologize to him.
    • Norman Smiley? Screaming, dancing comedy coward and reluctant WCW Hardcore Champion? Yeah, he once KOed Rick Steiner with one punch!
    • Chris Masters uprooted a tree to save his mother from a burning building.
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