* ''WWF The Main Event'', from 1989 and featuring the Mega Powers vs. Twin Towers match (where HulkHogan and RandySavage split up and Savage turns heel) the segment with Elizabeth getting knocked unconscious was intended as a tearjerker, playing up the uncertainty of Elizabeth's condition when Hogan became distraught and feared that she had (practically) died from her "injuries," caused when Savage was thrown onto her by Akeem. The drama continued as Elizabeth had not yet regained consciousness when the network cut to a commercial (and local stations took their bottom-of-the-hour ad breaks). Instead, this turned into a moment of {{Narm}}, due to some poor acting by Hogan and Elizabeth's "miraculous" recovery.
* In 1990, to build up the HulkHogan-Earthquake feud, a week after Hogan was (in {{Kayfabe}}) severely injured by Earthquake in a sneak attack, a video showcasing Hogan's 1984-1990 WWF career, followed by the sneak attack and then a locker door (with Hogan's T-shirt) closing was played on the WWF's syndicated programs and ''WWF Prime Time Wrestling''. At the end, "Mean" Gene Okerlund got very emotional and was in near tears as the segment came to a close.
* The tribute [=RAW=] for OwenHart, and tribute [=RAW=] and [=SmackDown=] for EddieGuerrero.
** The one for [[{{Unperson}} Chris Benoit]]? [[HarsherInHindsight Not so much]]. It was a massive tearjerker...at the time.
** The intended "tribute" for VinceMcMahon, whose character was (supposedly) killed when he was trapped inside a limousine that suddenly burst into flames. This was scrapped during the (now ill-advised) tribute show to Benoit.
* The ''Raw is Owen'' tribute show, shortly after Owen Hart's death in 1999. Many of the then-current [=WWF=] superstars gave emotional out-of-character tributes to Hart, who tragically (and needlessly) died at the young age of 33.
* Many former prominent WWF superstars whose passing was announced on a TV show. ''WWERaw'' will sometimes air well-done tributes to former stars, with vintage video clips and a voiceover highlighting career accomplishments, set to light piano music. If the passed superstar was especially prominent, a current star may be asked to comment. Sometimes, the tearjerker moment sets in during the ten-bell salute.
* Wrestling/{{Edge}}'s retirement.
* JerryLawler suffering a heart attack during Raw. He survived thankfully, but hearing MichaelCole report what happened was absolutely heartbreaking.
* There really isn't a proper way to phrase this as the timing is just so horribly perfect however [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR08M6EUd0g this promo from]] The Ultimate Warrior was made the day after [=WrestleMania=] XXX and two days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Warrior died the very next day on April 8, 2014.
** This [[http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2053642-wwe-releases-tribute-to-young-fan-connor-the-destroyer-who-passed-away tribute]] to a young wrestling fan who passed away of cancer shortly after Wrestlemania XXX is sure to get the tears flowing too.
* Near the end of the 11/3/2014 Raw, RandyOrton had essentially defected from Wrestling/TheAuthority, releasing ''months'' of pent-up aggression over being forced to ally with SethRollins, a lack of faith from The Authority going into WrestleMania, and never receiving his true one-on-one rematch for the WWE World Title, with his relentless assault on Rollins and the Authority's goons. When they finally have him brought down after a Rollins curb-stomp on the announce table, Stephanie tells TripleH to "finish it"...and Trips looks absolutely ''despondent'' at the idea.
** Regardless of their sordid history, TripleH was the one who brought Orton into Evolution, anointed him the "Face of the WWE" and did everything he could to convince Stephanie and the rest of the Authority that Orton could still be a productive member of their "family." When he uttered the line "Finish it", you could really sense the bitterness as he realizes there are no more ways he can justify Orton being with them anymore; as he and Steph walked away from the aftermath, he never even turns around because he can't bear seeing the loss of someone he's come to call a part of his "family."
** And note TripleH doesn't even lash back out at Orton for hitting him before he goes after Rollins again, Hunter trying to stop the struggle from reaching a critical point. The look of hesitation in Trips' eyes before he gives the order pretty much says, "Randy, why are you making me do this?"