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Top 15 Weird Wrestling Rules That Always Get Broken

"Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat." - Gorgeous George, popularized by Jesse the Body Ventura

While it is Sports Entertainment, Professional Wrestling is the pro version of the real high school and Olympic sport with all types of rules and regulations. Before Vince McMahon let the cat out of the bag and explained to the world that the sport is sports entertainment, Pro Wrestling too was presented as real. So it too needed a whole heap of rules and regulations.

If you're a heel, those rules were in place for you to break them and be just that - a heel, a bad guy. Someone that the fans would pay to see get their ass beat. How else would one earn the monicker of being the Dirtiest Player in the Game without rules to break to gain an unfair advantage? Unfortunately as the audience continues to be smartened up to how the business works, certain rules fall by the wayside. In the ever-increasing PG Era, this is making it harder for heels to be true heels. Jim Ross talks about it all the time on his podcast.

Dory Funk's Funking Conservatory's website actually has many of these rules and more, originally penned by Florida territory stalwart, Mike Graham. They're written more as a code of conduct than a rule book. But as you read them, and this list you'll soon learn that it's not just the guys in the black Stetsons who break the rules, the good guys in white and those who live in the grey area all break a rule or two, and would never be allowed to work again if the rules were adhered to.

15 No Foreign Objects

via wrestlestars.com

14 Taped Knuckles or Any Part of the The Hand is Prohibited

via pwmania.com

13 Outside Interference

via bleacherreport.com

12 Corner Beatdowns

via weheartit.com

11 Can't Stand On The Ropes

via pwmania.com

10 Can't Throw a Guy Over the Top Rope

via blogspot.com

9 No Striking Another Man's Privates

via accelerator3359.com

8 Freebird Rule; Third Man Still Enters the Match

via wwe.com

7 A Tag Consists of One Partner's Hand Touching Another's Hand

via postimg.org

6 You Must Stay in a Neutral Corner While the Referee Executes a Ten Count

via wwe.com

5 No Choking

via desivalley.com

4 No Impairing Opponents Vision

via mimg.ugo.com

3 Kicking with the Toe or the Heel is Prohibited

via thewealthwatchman.com

2 Karate Thrusts and Kicks Are Prohibited

via whatculture.com

1 No Closed Fists

via kayfabenews.com

A long time ago professional wrestling did its best to make people believe that what the men doing in the ring was real, so therefore a closed fist to the face would just be very unsportsmanlike. That plus the notion that if these men were constantly hitting each other in the face with no blood spurting out of their noses, or welts popping out of their foreheads is slightly unrealistic. But realism be damned, we fans love when our heroes throw down in a good old fashioned slug fest. How cool was it to see Brock and 'Taker both sit up, laugh in each other's faces and start trading meathooks around. Plus, there's a certain section of the WWE Universe that very much enjoys a You Can't See Me Five Knuckle Shuffle.

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