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10 of the toughest men in wrestling history

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Brock Lesnar
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In a sport of manly men, there are those who stand above the rest. Here are ten of the toughest men to ever lace up a pair of boots.

In the modern era, everyone over the age of six knows that pro wrestling is scripted entertainment. The winners and losers are predetermined, the drama is written by professional story tellers, and even things like injuries are often just pretend.

What isn't pretend is how unbelievably TOUGH most wrestlers are. Unlike other physical sports like Rugby or American Football, there is no season for wrestling. Pro wrestlers are on the road taking the equivalent of a thirty five mile an hour car crash up to six nights a week, wrestling in different cities, countries, and time zones.

While other athletes have to deal with hectic schedules, they still have time to spend at home and recover. Even MMA fighters have a lighter schedule, and sometimes only fight a few times per year, if that.

But even among wrestlers there are those men who are throwbacks to a more barbaric time when strength of arms was tantamount to survival. Here are ten men who are the toughest, meanest, most brutally brawling specimens of all time.

10: Bruiser Brody

Bruiser Brody

Bruiser Brody

Bruiser Brody--sometimes called King Kong Brody to avoid confusion in territories where Dick the Bruiser was active--was a jerk, simply put.

In spite of his massive frame and compelling persona that had fans buying tickets, he was not a pleasure to deal with backstage. Brody was a braggadocious, bullying, bellicose titan who got on the nerves of more than one of his co-workers.

If any wrestler who had beef with Brody tried to do something about it physically, however, they were in for a beating. Bruiser Brody stood over six and a half feet tall and was rippling with muscle, and he was both willing and able to use his body to cause mass destruction.

Unfortunately, Bruiser's attitude and reputation were ultimately his undoing, as another wrestler--allegedly, as no charges were ever filed--stabbed him to death in the locker room.

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