Throw It In: Professional Wrestling

  • After police walked in on a live taping of USWA and arrested Billy Joe Travis on the charge of not paying child support, Jerry Lawler decided to make the most of it.
  • When WWE fired Matt Hardy for revealing on his website that Amy "Lita" Dumas had cheated on him with Adam "Edge" Copeland, he ran in on a live show and announced he was signing with another promotion, Ring of Honor, and that WWE could kiss his ass. WWE later rehired him and made a story line out of it.
    • It should be noted that Hardy had already re-signed with WWE by the time he ran in on the live show. If it had been a legitimate run-in, Hardy would have been sued up to his eyeballs and blacklisted.
  • Jake "The Snake" Roberts:
    • Legend has it Roberts invented the DDT completely by accident.
    • The infamous "snake bite" angle involving Randy Savage, where the viper was increasing its bite, was the result of Roberts being unable to get the snake to release its grip; he had to improvise to make it appear he was making the snake be more vicious than it actually was.
  • According to Ahmed Johnson, Goldust kissed him on the mouth for real during one of their matches, and Johnson's fury afterward was legit.
  • After the Shockmaster famously tripped during his debut entrance in a Flair for the Gold interview segment, they reworked the character to be a big clumsy oaf instead of a superhero type.
  • Shortly after the Power Stable of Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard got together Arn Anderson made the offhanded remark, "The Last Time four guys in one place did this much damage, it was The Four Horsemen of the apocalypse." The name stuck.
  • A somewhat famous moment when The Rock's shades fell off and Mankind simply picked them up and put them back on Rock's face was completely on accident.
  • Vince McMahon flat out asked Mick Foley not to tell him Mick's ideas for a scene between the two of them. All of Vince's reactions are genuine.
  • When André the Giant officially made his Face-Heel Turn on Piper's Pit by ripping the crucifix necklace off of Hulk Hogan's body, he accidentally left a scratch on his skin. The accident, along with Piper informing Hogan "You're bleeding" during the aftermath, resulted in the segment having an even bigger impact in terms of Andre being a threat to Hogan's world title.
  • Before the WWE hired script writers, all interviews were improvised. While they were told what topics to cover and maybe given a couple lines to say, everything else was made up on the spot.
  • According to Bobby Heenan, he and Gorilla Monsoon's famous back and forth banter was never scripted.
  • AJ Styles invented his finishing move, Styles Clash, when he botched a power bomb.
  • Titus O'Neil once had a match with Antonio Cesaro right after O'Neil had just won an eating contest. After Cesaro used the Giant Swing on him, O'Neil stumbled out of the ring and puked. O'Neil can will himself to puke and did it because he thought it would be funny.