Wrestling isn’t perfect. Sometimes there are mistakes. And sometimes these mistakes can look dangerous. Wrestlers are trained professionals, but that doesn’t stop them from doing things that look scary and outright stupid. Even when done right, a move can look like it really really hurt.
It looks like it is dangerous because it is supposed to look like that, and also because it probably did hurt. We’ve documented 25 of the scariest screw-ups, botches, and regular moves that just look scary that we could find in wrestling gif form. Some of these are less scary than others, though. In this slideshow, you’ll see everything from a wrestler being blown-up to having to a wrestler having to dodge the dangers of flying streamers.
A screw-up in wrestling can be dangerous and bring a gasp, or silly and bring a laugh. To get us started, let’s look at a “screw-up” that should definitely give you a bit of a chuckle…
Remember, these are trained professionals, but they aren’t trained to fall like that! The ring ropes are often the enemy of even the most trained and talented of wrestlers. This happens a lot on the indie scene since they aren’t using the highest quality equipment. As you’ll see in the next slide, ring ropes can even fluster future WWE Champions.