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5 Pro wrestlers and the most ridiculous things that they did under intoxication

When pro wrestlers and intoxication come together, the results are quite disastrous.

Top 5 / Top 10 13 May 2017, 12:59 IST
The Hulkster has had his fair share of controversy

Pro wrestlers spend around 300 days a year on the road, away from the comfort of their homes and busting their behinds for our entertainment. It's little wonder that such a gruelling workload means that they direly need to resort to an effective coping mechanism to deal with the physical and mental toll.

Today, with the Wellness Policy in place and a more stringent approach to health management, those mechanisms are more or less socially acceptable activities that don't cause more damage in the long term than good.

But it wasn't always like that.

There was a time not too long ago that it was as common for wrestlers to snort a line in the locker room or down a bottle or two in between segments, as it was for them to take a bump in the ring.

Inevitably, many of them weren't in their right minds...and it showed. 

In this list, we look at 5 such instances when pro wrestlers were caught doing ridiculous things when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

#1 Lex Luger rains on his own WrestleMania parade

Luger was Hulk Hogan 2.0

Lex Luger, for all intents and purposes, was Hulk Hogan v 2.0. He had the chiselled look, the beach blonde hair and he was a terrible wrestler. His grand coronation at WrestleMania 10, however, never really happened.

And Luger had only himself to blame for it.

Apparently, on the day before the event, Luger had hit a pub in New York and under a drunken stupor, revealed to a journalist that he was scripted to win the WWE Title the next day against Yokozuna.

When the big day dawned, it was met with the main event results of WrestleMania 10 plastered all over a local newspaper. Understandably, Vince was livid with rage. The plug was promptly pulled on Luger's monster push and pretty soon, his career would peter out into nothingness.

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