WWE is a weekly soap opera that relies on complex storylines as much as the in-ring action. Over the course of the past several decades, WWE has produced some of the most intriguing storylines that have ended in blockbuster matches on major PPV's like WrestleMania and Summerslam.
There have been multiple instances in the past where WWE's storylines ended up being so dark, they left the WWE Universe scared out of their wits. Let's take a look at 5 moments that legit scared WWE fans.
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#5. Edge spears Mick Foley on a flaming table
The match is widely regarded as the moment Edge became a main event level Superstar. In the opening moments of the match, Edge speared Foley inside the ring but ended up injuring his shoulder. Foley revealed a barbed wire he had hidden inside his shirt.
As the brutal encounter was reaching its climax, Lita set a table on fire outside the ring.
An opportunistic Edge hit a thunderous spear on an unsuspecting Foley, with both Superstars crashing on the flaming table. The sea of humanity inside the arena gasped in unison, as commentator Joey Styles let out his signature call, "OH MY GOD!". The arena went silent, as a shivering Edge proceeded to cover Foley.
Edge pinned Foley and left a broken and battered man. The reactions of the fans who watched it unfold live was a sight to behold. This was one of the riskiest moves WWE had ever made. The slightest mistake in executing the move could have turned this match into a disaster. Thankfully, the Superstars recovered fully and went on to wrestle many more bouts in the near future.
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#4. Kane unmasks
The group went to have a short-lived feud with Rob Van Dam and Kane, resulting in a match between Triple H and Kane. The stipulation stated that Kane would have to unmask if he lost the match.
Thanks to an interference by Randy Orton, Triple H stood victorious in the end. As a horrified Rob Van Dam watched, Kane took off his mask, revealing the most hideous and intimidating visual in the history of the business. The face oozed hate and contempt, and seemed to have been burnt badly.
Kane suddenly choke slammed his longtime partner RVD, as the sea of terrified fans watched in horror. Kane went on to commit a bunch of heinous acts in the near future and capped it off with burying his brother alive at Survivor Series 2003.
#3. Bray Wyatt plays mind games with Cena
On an episode of Monday Night Raw, Cena entered the ring and tried his best to explain to the viewers how Wyatt was corrupting the world. Cena was immediately interrupted by Bray's theme, as the arena went pitch black.
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In a matter of seconds, a kid's voice echoed inside the arena, singing "He's got the whole world in his hands" in the creepiest manner possible. The lights came back and what Cena and the fans saw was something straight out of a nightmare.
A large crowd of kids appeared on stage, all the way through to the ring and surrounding the steel cage. The kids wore black veils and were escorted to the ring by Wyatt himself. Suddenly, the lights faded to black again and when they came back, the visual turned even more disturbing. The kids now wore sheep masks, with one of them sitting on Bray's lap, to the horror of Cena and the WWE Universe. This angle is still regarded as one of the creepiest segments of all time.
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#2. Vince McMahon's Limo blows up
The summer of 2007 saw Vince McMahon acting all weird and lost. The owner of the World Wrestling Entertainment delivered a bunch of bizarre promos, suspended WWE Superstar Ashley for accidentally spilling coffee on him, and acted downright crazy.
On an episode of Raw, Vince came out to address the crowd but left without speaking a word. As a horde of Superstars watched in confusion, Vince left for his limo. As soon as Vince closed the limo's door behind him, it exploded in a blast, leaving the fans inside the arena in shock and terror.
Although this was a staged segment to further a storyline, the visual of the exploding limo proved to be too much for some fans, especially the young ones in attendance. The storyline was scrapped almost immediately in the wake of Chis Benoit's double murder-suicide case.
#1. Brock Lesnar destroys Randy Orton
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The build-up saw Orton take a shot at Lesnar's steroid usage on Chris Jericho's talk show. The match was planned as being a one-sided destruction of Orton by Brock Lesnar. Things took an ugly turn pretty quickly, as Lesnar might not have been too thrilled with Orton's comments.
The former UFC Champion didn't hold his punches back and hit Orton with brutal elbow shots. Brock won the match after Orton was unable to compete, and was lying in a pool of his blood inside the ring. The fans couldn't believe that WWE would go this far in a time when blood was seen as taboo in the company. The visual of a completely battered and bloodied Orton still sends chills down fans' spines.