Sometimes, wrestling gets so funny you have to laugh out loud! Everyone, from The Undertaker to James Ellsworth, is occassionally bound to do something that will have you roaring with laughter.
With that being said, here are ten of wrestling's funniest moments.
#10 The Rock Smashes his own Skull with a Steel Chair
Ah, the Attitude Era. Cursing, exposed flesh, and a level of violence you just won't see in the new, PG WWE. Here is a clip from the Attitude Era of Hollywood Superstar The Rock learning to be a little more careful when swinging a steel chair.
Unexpected and utterly hilarious! Props to the Rock for allowing this bit of self-depreciating humor to happen.
#9 John Morrison rips on Drew Mcintyre
Even though he now wrestles on the independent circuit, Johnny Morrison/Mundo/Impact/Nitro/Blaze was once a prominent WWE star, complete with his own DVD. Morrison's humor really comes through in this clip where he pokes fun of Drew McIntyre's Scottish heritage.
#8 Chris Jericho vs. "Goldberg"
During his run in the last glory days of WCW, Chris Jericho was easily one of the most entertaining wrestlers on Monday Nitro. His brash, mouthy character managed to annoy the other wrestlers, but endeared him to fans, who loved his humorous antics and respected his wrestling ability.
Jericho once famously called out Bill Goldberg, who at the time was the World Champion. While WCW officials wouldn't allow Jericho a serious run at the title belt, they did allow him a lot of creative control with his promos and interviews. One of the results is this hilarious encounter which evokes both faux-rock gods Spinal Tap and a Mel Brooks comedy.
#7 The nWo roasts Arn Anderson and the Four Horseman
There are few wrestlers in the locker room of any era, any promotion, who garner more respect than the Enforcer Arn Anderson. A master on the microphone, his clear, succinct and authoritative speaking voice was one of the best in the business. Mixing technical skill with pure brawn, Arn Anderson is also one of the best wrestlers to never hold a major singles title.
When he was forced to retire in 1997 -- all too soon by the estimation of many -- Arn gave an emotional speech which also served to put over the newest Horseman, Curt Hennig.
Of course, the nWO, at the time the Darth Vader of pro wrestling, couldn't just let Arn have his moment. They sent him out with a roast, and many people believe it crosses the line. You can judge for yourself below.
#6 The Ultimate Warrior squashes Super Ninja
Sometimes, it just isn't meant to be. The run of Super Ninja was brief, but memorable. He challenged Ultimate Warrior for the Intercontinental title on Saturday Night's Main Event.
Super Ninja was built up by his manager, Mr. Fuji, who promised a mysterious assassin from the East who would destroy the Warrior and capture the title. In reality, the man under the mask was very much an American. Journeyman grappler Rip Oliver portrayed the Super Ninja in his only televised appearance.
You can probably guess how it turns out, but you can watch the 'match' below.
#5 Behold, the SHOCKMASTER
Sometimes, WCW could seem woefully out of touch with their audience, often pandering to very young children rather than the 16-32 year old men who made up a majority of the viewers. Hence, the debut of Fred Ottman as the Shockmaster.
Ottman had recently left WWE, where he portrayed, among others, the Typhoon character. He and partner John Tenta/Earthquake reigned as the tag team champions for three months, defeating Money Inc for the belts. He was meant to be an intimidating, powerful force, and instead became one of the funniest moments in wrestling history.
#4 Jay Lethal impersonates Ric Flair
Jay Lethal just might be the G.O.A.T. of professional wrestling, with his tremendous technical game, unparalleled athleticism, and compelling promos. Already famous for his Black Machismo homage character, Jay proved he wasn't just a one trick pony when he impersonated Ric Flair... while speaking to Ric Flair.
#3 Rocky, this is your Life
During the Attitude Era, an unlikely odd couple formed a tag team. The Rock n Sock connection was based on the ridiculous incongruity of its makeup. On one hand you had the Rock, who was the epitome of self-assured coolness. On the other, you had Mankind, whose socially awkward mannerisms endeared him to the fans in a wholly different way.
While trying to prove to the Rock that he was, in fact, a friend, Mick Foley created the "This is Your Life segment."
#2 Austin Sprays everyone with Beer
Stone Cold Steve Austin loves beer. In fact, he loves it so much that he wants to share it badly with the Corporation! This classic clip features the Rattlesnake at his finest, taking down McMahon and his goons in a way that had never been done in wrestling history.
Talk about living your gimmick!
#1 Kurt Angle's Milk Massacre
When Stone Cold turned evil and joined the Alliance, he feuded with Kurt Angle. The Heel Austin often relied on his cohorts to protect him from Angle, much like Mr. McMahon had used goons to protect himself from Austin. Kurt Angle decided to copy one of Austin's own stunts, with hilarious results.
We hope you enjoyed ten of wrestling's funniest moments. Thanks for reading!
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