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5 wrestlers who got stabbed after matches

Wrestling was a dangerous business back in the day, both inside the ring and outside of it

Top 5 / Top 10 18 Jul 2016, 14:44 IST
Roddy Piper was so hated as a heel that he got stabbed by audience members more than one time.

Wrestling fans may be widely tuned into the fact that kayfabe exists now, but few fans in the 70’s and 80’s had no idea that the action in the ring was scripted. Even though pro wrestling is considered a dangerous profession today, it was even more dangerous in the period when the fans thought what they were watching was completely real. Emotions at these shows could run high and the wrestlers often faced the very real possibility of getting attacked by members of the crowd.

In the 70’s and 80’s, wrestlers getting seriously attacked at shows was a real danger. Over the years many wrestlers have been seriously attacked at shows by audience members and even fellow wrestlers and promoters.

Let’s take a look at 5 wrestlers who got stabbed at wrestling shows.

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