When you belong to a group of muscle bound men with six - seven figure salaries, dumb things are bound to happen. Especially with easy access to drugs, alcohol, women, and steroids. Decision making skills are not usually part of the interview process when becoming a professional wrestler, so it is inevitable that guys who don't make the wisest decisions are going to be on board.
Whether trying to have a little extra fun while on a wrestling tour overseas or just acting out in an airport, wrestlers are subject to the same punishments as other humans when they do something dumb. Far too often, these men who build muscle and assault people for a living think it is okay to take that behavior outside of the ring and not have it come back to haunt them.
Men and women in the WWE are however paid to be entertainers and sometimes they forget that when they aren't wearing their spandex. The result can sometimes be putting themselves in physical harm or getting in trouble with the law. Regardless, these men are stillintelligent human beings, but here are 15 lapses in judgement where a random act of dumbness has taken over and landed these wrestlers in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
15 15. Sycho Sid
14 14. Stephanie McMahon
13 13. Scott Hall
12 12. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
11 11. Macho Man Randy Savage
9 10. Vader
8 9. The Ultimate Warrior
While this event actually happened in the ring, it makes the list because it involves The Ultimate Warrior being shut up by Andre the Giant.
Shortly before Andre retired, he was doing a tour where he'd be putting over The Ultimate Warrior. There was a spot in the match where Warrior would clothesline Andre the Giant. Apparently, Warrior had been continually giving Andre a stiff shot with the clothesline. Andre told Warrior to ease up. However, when Warrior failed to listen, Andre the Giant had enough. When the next clothesline came, Andre stuck out his giant fist and pummeled Warrior.
7 8. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Iron Sheik
6 7. Mick Foley
5 6. Nathan Jones
One of the fastest ways to lose your job anywhere, especially when your boss is Vince McMahon, is to assault your superiors. Which is exactly what Kevin “Nailz” Wacholz did in 1992 after receiving his SummerSlam pay.
After arguing over the sum received, Nailz had enough of being told that he wouldn't be receiving any more money and jumped McMahon. In the police report filed by Wacholz he stated that he was sexually assaulted by McMahon. That was however proven false by everyone who saw the event and Nailz immediately had his contract with the WWE terminated.
4 4. Brock Lesnar and Curt Hennig
In 2002, on the now infamous “Plane Ride from Hell,” which was transporting a number of WWE wrestlers and management from Europe back to the U.S., a drunk Curt Hennig was egging a young Brock Lesnar into a fight.
Lesnar, just a rookie at the time, tried to ignore Hennig's suggestions at a brawl. However, according to Bleacher Report, Paul Heyman told Lesnar that he would never hear the end of it if he didn't shut up Mr. Perfect. The match between the two was one-sided as Lesnar slammed Hennig into the plane door, terrifying the passengers into thinking the door was going to fly off.
So, to break it down, there were two terrible decisions here:
1. Mr. Perfect thinking he could get one over on Lesnar and subsequently getting embarrassed.
2. Lesnar suplex him into a door and nearly killing everyone.
3 3. Chyna
Time and time again in the world of professional sports, we get to witness an epic fall from grace. Sadly, in this case, a drug addiction began to take hold of Chyna’s life and eventually all the money in the ‘90’s had evaporated.
2 2. Dave Schultz
1 1. Juventud Guerrera
Early in his career, during a WCW tour in Australia, Juventud Guerrera or “The Juice” was found committing one of the crazier acts on this list. A series of events that had The Juice under the influence of PCP led to the wrestler being found naked, running and screaming down his hotel hallway. When the police showed up to help him, Guerrera started to attack them too. The Juice was found to have a wad of the drug ecstasy in his possession and later pled guilty to assaulting police officers, willful exposure and possession of ecstasy, among other things.
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