Ah, life on the road. The sense of adventure, the excuses to cheat on your diet, the thrill of seeing the world…who doesn’t love embarking on a good road trip? Indeed, for many of us, the very best stories happen when we depart from our comfort zone and start living like there is no tomorrow as we cruise from destination to destination. In many ways, it’s the best way to live.
That is, of course, unless you’re a professional wrestler. For them, life on the road isn’t an occasional joy that allows them to escape the doldrums of their life; it’s a hard necessity of their profession. Even if you’re not a full-time professional wrestler, you can bet that you’ll be spending a significant amount of time away from home as you move between gigs and shows wherever they may come. This style of living is no doubt a contributor to the many personal problems and financial issues that famous pro wrestlers have found themselves in over the years.
Of course, when you do spend half of your life on the road, it’s only natural that your road stories are going to top those of the average person. Indeed, pro wrestling has always been a source for some of the greatest traveling stories ever told. The antics that some of wrestling’s finest have managed to find themselves into while traveling over the years are nothing short of astonishing, and rarely fail to make you simply hang your jaw in awe over just how it is that people ever find themselves in these wild scenarios.
While a list of the all-time greatest wrestling road stories could stretch well into the hundreds and keep going, there are a select few too incredible to not share. These are 15 of the absolute craziest wrestling road stories you are likely to hear.
15 Edge And Crew Sink Into The Ice
14 DDP Shows Why You Don’t Take Cookies To Bed
13 Mick Foley Gets Stranded On The Wrong Beach
12 Owen Hart Makes Ahmed Johnson Believe He’s Going To Be A Star
11 Andre The Giant Loses His Temper
10 Haku Doesn’t Care About Handcuffs
9 Mr. Fuji Wakes Up In A Bad Way
8 Bret Hart Gets Hit With A Most Mysterious Substance
7 Roddy Piper Should Stay Out of Fresno
One night in Fresno, Roddy Piper and Bob Orton decided to grab a couple of post-show drinks. They ended up drinking until early in the morning and tried to stop at a liquor store for more after last call. After being denied and starting a fight, the men sped off into the night where their car got stuck on train tracks. So they took a cab back to their hotel instead, only to find several police officers waiting to arrest them. This proved to be a problem in the case of Bob Orton who was tasered twice without going down. Eventually, they decided to talk him down instead and just arrest Piper outright.
6 Jim Duggan and The Iron Sheik Break Kayfabe and The Law
5 Mr. Fuji Goes Way Too Far For Revenge
4 C.W. Anderson Almost Kills A Groupie
3 The Plane Ride From Hell
2 Jerry Graham Takes A Gun Into A Hospital
1 Sting And The Steiner Brothers Play A Most Unusual Road Game
Sting and the Steiner Brothers used to like playing games on the highway. Not games like you and I play, however, but rather games involving hanging Rick Steiner out the window while driving so he could open other car’s doors and scare the wrestlers inside of them. Wise to this, Paul Heyman, Samu and Fatu decided to simply lock the doors when they saw the trio coming. Angered at their resistance, Sting and the Steiners began to throw everything they had at the group’s car until it was declared to be totaled by the rental agency. To this day, Paul Heyman is not allowed to rent a car in North Carolina.
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