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5 Horrifying 'crimes' WWE Superstars committed in 2020

Orton sets The Fiend on fire; King Corbin throws Rey Mysterio off the roof
Orton sets The Fiend on fire; King Corbin throws Rey Mysterio off the roof

WWE is similar to a weekly soap opera that consists of long-running storylines that eventually come to an end on pay-per-views. The idea of being able to create a fictional show comes with an infinite amount of possibilities. This is why WWE managed to bring a character like The Undertaker on TV, who went on to become one of the greatest Superstars in history.

Remember Kane setting Jim Ross on fire on an episode of RAW in 2003, or The Undertaker being buried alive at Survivor Series that same year? WWE managed to give us over-the-top stories such as these due to the freedom they had while producing the shows. In 2020, there were a bunch of over-the-top moments like these that we saw on WWE TV. Superstars went too far and hurt other wrestlers in some of the most horrifying ways imaginable. These deeds would certainly have landed them in jail if this was real life. Let's take a look at five terrible 'crimes' WWE Superstars committed in 2020.


#5 King Corbin chucks Aleister Black and Rey Mysterio off the WWE HQ roof

King Corbin
King Corbin

The 2020 Money In the Bank pay-per-view was a 'one of a kind' event, as the main events of the show were held inside the WWE HQ. The Men's and Women's Money In The Bank Ladder matches took place inside the WWE HQ, and chaos ensued almost immediately. We got several memorable moments, like a confrontation between Otis and Nia Jax, and Vince McMahon yelling at AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan.

WWE Money In The Bank 2020 was a show we won't be forgetting for a long time

During the closing moments of both matches, which were taking place at the same time, King Corbin did the unthinkable atop the WWE HQ roof. Corbin saw the opportunity and didn't flinch one bit before attempting a 'double murder' in front of millions of fans. Corbin sent both Rey Mysterio and Aleister Black over the roof of the WWE HQ, to the fans' utter disbelief. WWE cleverly made use of the camera angles to execute the sequence, and it did make for quite a memorable visual that fans won't be forgetting for a long time to come.

#4 Sheamus frames Jeff Hardy on SmackDown

Sheamus
Sheamus

A few months back, Jeff Hardy was involved in a hit-and-run incident, with fellow WWE Superstar Elias being the victim. Hardy was found on the spot where Elias was lying on the road in an injured state, and the former was arrested immediately. The angle received some major flak from the WWE Universe, as it took slight reference from Jeff Hardy's real-life drunk driving incidents. Elias was supposed to face AJ Styles in the semifinals of the Intercontinental title tournament, but the match didn't happen as a result of the accident.

The WWE Universe wasn't happy with this angle

Later, in a big twist, it was revealed that it was Sheamus who plotted the terrible crime and framed Jeff Hardy for the same. In reality, Elias had suffered a pectoral muscle injury and was going to be out for a while. WWE churned out this angle to provide a storyline reason for Elias' absence from TV. WWE Superstars have committed a long list of storyline crimes over the years, but Sheamus' deed on SmackDown is surely deserving of at least a spot in the top 10.

#3 Seth Rollins crosses all lines at WWE Extreme Rules 2020

Seth Rollins vs Rey Mysterio
Seth Rollins vs Rey Mysterio

Soon after WrestleMania 36, Seth Rollins kicked off a feud with Rey Mysterio on WWE RAW. It started when Mysterio congratulated Seth Rollins on Becky Lynch's pregnancy, and Rollins wasn't too thrilled with the same. The feud continued for a while before the duo decided to end it once and for all, at the WWE Extreme Rules 2020 pay-per-view. For the first time in WWE history, we witnessed an 'Eye for an Eye' match, with the winner being the one who managed to pluck out the opponent's eye out of its socket.

Seth Rollins left Rey Mysterio without an eye at WWE Extreme Rules

At the event, Mysterio and Rollins had a hard-fought outing, and The Monday Night Messiah was doing everything in his power to win the match. Finally, Rollins forced Rey Mysterio's head onto the steel steps at ringside and didn't stop until Mysterio's eye popped out of its socket, in one of the most horrifying visuals in WWE history. Rollins won the match as a result. It was clear as day though that a fake eye had been used in the match, and there wasn't any CGI involved.

#2 The Undertaker buries AJ Styles alive at WrestleMania 36

The Undertaker
The Undertaker

The Undertaker made his return to WWE at Super ShowDown 2020 and defeated AJ Styles to win the Tuwaiq Trophy. The Undertaker thus kicked off a feud with AJ Styles on the Road to WrestleMania, with the latter making it personal by bringing up Michelle McCool. At WWE WrestleMania 36, the duo engaged in a Boneyard match, with The Undertaker bringing back his biker gimmick for the same. AJ Styles rose up from inside a coffin, to kick off the match, while The Deadman arrived in his bike.

This was the first Boneyard match in WWE history

AJ Styles did everything he could to defeat The Undertaker, with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson coming out to his help. The Undertaker put the duo down and shifted his attention to Styles. Styles threw The Undertaker down in a pit, but The Phenom appeared behind him as he was about to drop dirt in the pit. The Undertaker later dropped Styles in the pit and filled it with dirt, literally burying him alive. Styles' hand was the only thing that managed to come up, while his remaining body was buried under the ground.

#1 Randy Orton sets The Fiend on fire at WWE TLC

Randy Orton
Randy Orton

At WWE TLC 2020, Randy Orton and The Fiend faced off in a Firefly Inferno match. The rules of the match stated that the one who succeeded in setting his opponent on fire would emerge victorious. In the end, Orton managed to light The Fiend on fire, thus winning the match. The Fiend wasn't done with Orton though and chased after him inside the ring.

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The ending of WWE TLC was a disturbing one to say the least

Orton was ready for The Fiend and hit a devastating RKO on him as soon as he entered the ring. Orton then poured gasoline on The Fiend and set him ablaze, as the fans watched with pure terror in their eyes. The Fiend's body was burning in the middle of the ring, while Orton was posing outside. Thus the WWE TLC pay-per-view came to an end, and the fans were left in astonishment. Orton has done some incredibly disturbing things in his WWE career, but this one definitely tops them all. The Fiend's unconscious body being set on fie is a visual that will live on in fans' minds for years to come.

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Edited by Kaushik Das
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