Wrestling is fake and completely scripted. Okay, if you still think it’s real like this guy — then it’s real, okay? Don’t yell at me. Now that we got that out of the way, wrestling is still physically taxing and involves a lot of stamina and sometimes even a pain threshold that’s very high.
With almost every word and action in the ring being scripted, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for any “off the cuff” viewing that makes wrestling seem uncontrolled. Is it entertaining still? Absolutely. With that being said, there have been moments that certainly weren’t in the script and either shocked wrestling fans, or made it so much more entertaining. Here are the unscripted moments that had us on the edge of our seat.
Kurt Angle Can’t Break Glass
If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Angle was supposed to throw Shane McMahon through the glass on the first try, but that didn’t happen.
So instead, Shane basically did a neck plant that looked like it really, really hurt and could’ve been super painful. So not only is he in severe pain from unsuccessfully get thrown through a window, but they have to keep trying until it actually breaks.
John Cena Puking
The show must go on no matter what. Food poisoning is no fun, but imagine being on the brink of explosion and then knowing you’re about to be on the receiving end of a DDT. After getting slammed, he immediately went under the stage and puked whilst simultaneously crapping himself.
No one ever plans to explode from both holes. On the plus side, it shows that Cena is human just like you and me. I guess?
Vince McMahon Blows his Quads
No fans like when their favorite wrestlers actually get hurt, but when Vince Mcmahon injuries himself just trying to get into the ring, it’s another story. He stomped his way to a quadricep tear when he hit his leg awkwardly on the outside of the ring and then couldn’t stand during his 2005 Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
In his credit, he tried to stand up, thought “uh oh this isn’t good” and then continues to say what he needs to say and tries to play it off as if he’s, uh, tired.
Mick Foley Hell in the Cell
Hell in the Cell did not end in a way the wrestler Mankind (Mick Foley) wanted it to. In the script, he was to be thrown off the top of the cell once, which happened. But what wasn’t supposed to happen was the cell breaking while he got choke slammed by the Undertaker.
The fence gave out and Mankind fell 20 feet before laying unconscious in the ring for upwards of three minutes.