Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Five Unusual Weapons Used in WWE Matches

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)Wrestling is known for its outlandish story lines, bigger-than-life characters and its propensity toward violence. Many times, a “bad guy” will use a weapon during one of the matches or even when there isn’t a match scheduled in order to hurt his opponent. Most of the weapons that they use are typical, but there are some odd ones that have been used throughout the years. Here are a few of the more unusual ones.

1. Acoustic Guitars: Several WWE superstars have used acoustic guitars to bash over the head of an opponent to knock them cold. Two of these stars that are known for their guitar weapons include the Honky Tonk Man and Jeff Jarrett. One of the more famous incidents occurred in 1987 when the Honky Tonk Man was about to bash his six-string over the head of Randy “Macho Man” Savage while the Hart Foundation held him down. But Miss Elizabeth ran to the back and brought Hulk Hogan down to the ring before any damage could be done.

2. Urns: Before the arrival of the Undertaker, using an urn as a weapon that supposedly carried the ashes of a deceased relative was unheard of. But when Paul Bearer, the Undertaker’s manager, turned on the dead man, used the urn more than once to betray the Undertaker, it wasn’t so far-fetched. In one match against Mankind at Summerslam 1996, Paul Bearer slammed the urn into Undertaker’s head. Another time, 15 years later, the urn was used again as a bright light shone out of it and blinded the Undertaker during a match with Kane.

3. Megaphone: Jimmy Hart is known for his big mouth and his megaphone. The “Mouth of the South’s” megaphone has been used as a weapon more times than I can count during his career as a manager in the WWE. It has changed history in the WWE as it has been used to change the course of championship matches and much more. Undertaker as World ChampionImage via Wikipedia

4. Wooden Leg: In a scene that will live in my memory forever, Diesel pulled a guy from the audience over the barrier and threw pulled his wooden leg off. The audience member was a former wrestler who had lost his leg due to complications from diabetes. At the time, I didn’t know that, which made the incident even more disturbing to me.

These are just a few unconventional weapons that WWE wrestlers have used throughout the years. It will be interesting to see what else they come up with to amuse and amaze in the upcoming years.