Why Did It Have To Be Snakes: Professional Wrestling

Snakes (ophidiophobia), Reptiles (herpetophobia)
  • Savage wrestler Kamala was also afraid of snakes which was quite a problem when he was feuding with Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who is so unafraid of snakes that he carries around a rather large one.
  • Roberts also exploited such a fear felt by André the Giant during their feud. Notably averted, however, when in late 1986, Andre was a guest on the Snake Pit (hosted by a then-heel Roberts) to discuss his reinstatement to the WWF note  and called Damien a garter snake. Roberts perhaps foreshadows their future feud by suggesting a larger snake is needed to squeeze the life out of Andre.
  • The self proclaimed "Baddest Man On The Planet" Dean Ambrose hates snakes, which became a problem when, you guessed it, he ran into Jake Roberts.

Spiders (arachnophobia)

Heights (acrophobia)
  • Rey Mysterio has admitted in several interviews to being terrified of heights. It hasn't stopped him from jumping off something high yet, but he's oddly specific about it...
  • JBL hates heights too. Eddie Guerrero had some fun with this while disguised as El Grand Luchador, taunting about how he was not going to escape from Eddie Guerrero, who was going to Frog Splash him from the top of a cage.
  • R-truth accuses all you little Jimmies in the WWE universe of conspiring to put him in a ladder match, cause you know he hates heights. And there better not be one spider on that ladder either!