Wrestling is a pure mixture of entertainment and risk. Wrestlers do a lot of work to impress the people watching them and this includes taking major risks as well. They put their bodies on the line to earn respect from both the management and the wrestling fans. In their quest to success, wrestlers fight with each other to build a name for themselves. Even though these rivalries are purely a result of scripting, sometimes there’s a beef between two wrestlers that don’t always end well.
Đang xem: Real pro wrestling fights
As we said, wrestlers don’t fear to risk their bodies, as they do it every day, so why would they fear to get into a real-life fight with another wrestler? We have heard rumors of many backstage fights in wrestling but how many of them were true? And did you know the full story behind them? Probably not. But today, here at floorballcoach.org, we will be looking at 10 wrestlers who got into a real-life fight.
#10. Awesome Kong and Rebe Sky
Before Shawn Michaels became a major individual star in WWE, he was in a tag team with Marty Jannetty known as The Rockers. Both superstars were young enough to set off the ground but they weren’t on good terms with each other.
While we don’t know why they started to fight, but it’s believed that Roddy Piper had said something to them. If it hadn’t been for Randy Savage’s intervention, both would’ve been arrested by the cops for their actions too. Soon after this incident, Michaels left WWE but the pair soon patched up and The Heartbreak Kid rejoined the company.
He went on to become a major tag team and a singles superstar in WWE but on the other hand, Jannetty didn’t achieve much in his wrestling career. We wonder how far he would’ve come if things had taken a different turn.
#8. The Great Khali and The Big Show
Well, Chris Jericho hasn’t only witnessed a real-life fight backstage, he got into one as well. Goldberg and Jericho were never on good terms since their WCW days and as the former Universal Champion had refused to work with him because Jericho was beneath him. Once, WCW booked Y2J to lose against Goldberg in a squash match, but this time he was the one to refuse it.
When Goldberg joined WWE in 2003, he had a confrontation with Jericho and he was accused of talking trash on the internet about the former. Jericho refused to accept the claims but Goldberg wasn’t having any of what he said and then, he went on to chock him. Y2J lost his cool and used the front face lock move, followed by body scissors that were enough to grant him an easy victory. Both superstars never buried the hatched with each other but since this incident, nothing got physical between the two.
#6. Curt Hennig and Brock Lesnar
It’s believed that once you spend enough time with someone, you start to like them. But this wasn’t true for Tracy Smothers and Tom Prichard who worked with each other for a long time. Both made their names in Smoky Mountain Wrestling in the 90s. They both started working for Vince McMahon’s WWE soon but once on their way to a show, both started to fight with each other.
Prichard believed that Smothers isn’t a safe in-ring worker and that he intentionally hurt his opponents in the ring. Smothers confronted him about this and their brawl started on the road. Luckily, the cops arrived at the time and avoided any tragedy from happening. The duo lied that they were just preparing for their upcoming wrestling match, and the officers believed it. But they started fighting again and this time they received a warning.
“You don’t do that in my town! You got thirty seconds to get your asses out of here or I’m taking you all to jail.”
Both were getting late for the show so they left without creating a scene.
#4. Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle
In 2006, SmackDown was continuously beating Raw in terms of ratings. The Blue Brand was producing content that was fulfilling the fans’ demands. Batista was one of the biggest superstars of the show, at that time, and he liked to brag about himself in front of other talents. He credited himself for SmackDown’s success but Booker T wasn’t having any of it. He confronted Batista about this and their argument started, which lasted for nearly 5 minutes.
Then, the two got into a fistfight and as a result, Booker T had a black eye whereas on the other hand, Batista was bleeding from his face and there were many cuts too.
Speaking to WrestlingInc in 2018, Booker T revealed that he and Batista had settled their disagreement:
“You know in professional wrestling, I’m sure in combat sports there’s always gonna be testosterone,” Booker T said. “Men a lot of times don’t agree with each other and that’s all it was. It was a disagreement. Him and I, we settled our disagreement. If I saw him today, he’d get a big hug and I’d say, ‘what’s going on?’ You know? He’s a man, just like I am.”
#2. The Nasty Boys vs Ken Shamrock
Vince McMahon was never a big fan of Kofi Kingston. Long before he became WWE Champion, he had a confrontation with Vince during a flight. This one wasn’t as brutal as the previous stories but because The Chairman of WWE is involved, we will look at it.
Vinnie Mac had reportedly joked with Kingston and said that ‘maybe one day you will get over’. This was a disrespectful statement for Kingston but he didn’t do anything about it right away. When the flight had landed, Chris Jericho confronted The New Day wrestler about this and advised him that it’s his only chance to stand up for himself; otherwise, Vince will never have any sort of respect for him.
Listening to the veteran wrestler, Kingston confronted Vince and their brawl started. A double leg takedown took Kingston down and without anything else could happen, their fight ended. The CEO of WWE was impressed with Kingston for standing up for himself and it’s probably one of the reasons why he respects him so much, even today.