4 Bloodiest wrestling matches that you probably don't remember
Professional Wrestling has been filled with all kinds of carnage and mayhem. For all the pageantry and drama that sports entertainment has created, pro wrestling still has a masculine side. The sport is very aggressive in nature, and despite the matches being predetermined, it's still a very dangerous sport.
Some of wrestling's greatest moments come when an opponent bleeds. Whether it's from a chair shot to the head, or a spike into the eye, a crimson trickle from the forehead of a wrestler means money in the pockets of the promoter.
However, wrestling remains a contact sport and will always be susceptible to massive amounts of blood loss. And as long as nobody gets severely hurt, it can be very entertaining.
Here are some of pro wrestling's bloodiest matches that people tend to forget.
#4 Eddie Guerrero vs JBL, Judgement Day, 2004
WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero was riding high as Heavyweight Champion when he battled John Bradshaw Layfield at Judgment Day 2004.
To quote legendary ring announcer Jim Ross, the match was a "slobber knocker." From the opening bell, the two aggressive and stiff competitors tore into one another. After a particularly vicious chair shot to the head, Guerrero started bleeding profusely.
As the match wore on, the light blue ring mat turned dark purple with blood stains. It looked like a cattle mutilation. Guerrero cut himself very deep, causing extreme bloodletting. After the match, Guerrero had to be admitted to a local hospital for treatment.
#3: Ric Flair vs Mick Foley, Summerslam 2006
Ric Flair is a true wrestling legend. However, instead of riding off into the sunset and enjoying retirement, Flair stuck around and continued to wrestle. And because his body could no longer do the things it could just ten years prior, all he did was bleed. But, in true Nature Boy fashion, he bleeds like no other.
At SummerSlam, Mick Foley, the hardcore legend, battled Ric Flair in an I Quit Match. The two used all the hardcore items. Steel ring steps, chairs, and barbed wire. And Flair, with his solid white hair, looked like he'd been hit by a truck.
In order for these two competitors to put on an entertaining match, years after their prime, they had to resort to all kinds of novelties and gimmicks. And yet, it worked. And this match demonstrated what great workers the world already knew they were.