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Top 15 Candid Pictures Of Wrestlers Breaking Their Gimmicks

Wrestling fans love to hear stories about what goes on backstage. They watch shoot videos of wrestlers talking about great moments in their careers and read the gossip that goes on in the industry. Curiosity has always been a strong trait of our species therefore we can’t blame ourselves for wanting to learn about what the personalities of our favorite wrestlers are like outside the ring. Have you heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words? It means a photo can tell a story and many of the photos on this list tell such a story about the wrestler’s life without the gimmick. The photos can shed a little light into who the wrestlers actually are and not what you only know from television.

According to Wikipedia, "kayfabe is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true," specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or pre-determined nature of any kind and it's one of the golden rules." There was once a time when kayfabe was alive and well.

Wrestlers could face ramifications for breaking their gimmick. These days, it’s common knowledge that wrestlers are friends with each other and it’s all a work. Yet, even today, photos have circulated around the world that weren’t appreciated by WWE headquarters because it broke the illusion of their product. We aren’t talking about Seth Rollins nude photos either, just a few images that seemed innocent at the time. We hope you enjoy the top 15 Candid Pictures of Wrestlers Breaking Their Gimmicks.

15 Vince in a Casket Match?

via wwe.com

14 Pre-Rock 'n' Sock Connection Fun

via reddit.com

13 The Four Indie Men

via thechive.com

12 Attitude Era Amusement

via thechive.com

11 ECW Reunion

via thechive.com

10 WCW Banana Boat Ride

via pintrest.com

9 A Bo-lievable Wedding

via pwpix.net

8 Predator Fans?

7 Bruiser Brody

via blogspot.com

6 #LukeHarper

via aroundtheoctagon.com

5 Two Texas Legends

via thechive.com

4 BSK Club

via my.allwrestling.com

3 P.G. Era

via abcnews.go.com

2 Monday Night Wars

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1 The Kliq

via upload.wikimedia.org

Most wrestling fans know about The Kliq. They were major parts of D-Generation X and the New World Order. They all traveled together, partied together, and pissed a lot of people off together. When Ted Turner, owner of WCW, was throwing money out the window, he snatched up two of the best talents in the WWE, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. This photo was taken at a Madison Square Garden house show on May 19th, 1996, and was dubbed "The Curtain Call.” It was the last event for Hall and Nash before they started working for WCW. After Nash and Shawn Michaels had their match, Scott Hall and Triple H came out to celebrate. It looks like they all wanted to have their last good byes in the ring together. It broke any illusion of kayfabe and forever changed wrestling.

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