When a wrestler is able to evoke strong emotions from their audience, it's amazing to see. Watching them compel you to either love or hate them is an amazing to see. However, there are instances where the unplanned happens, and things go a little off the rails. On a number of occasions, different wrestlers didn't follow the script. At times in fact, they went so far off the script that they forgot who they were. There have been instances where they said or did things that didn't reflect their on screen personality at all. There have been instances of wrestlers shooting on others, swearing, or being so emotional that even the toughest and meanest of heels have been reduced to nothing more than jelly-filled piles of goop, shedding tears and otherwise acting contrary to whom they are on screen.
When the camera is rolling and a live audience is watching, the characters are always on. While it can be a challenge to maintain a certain character, a number of times fans were caught off guard and weren't sure what to think. Were fans always aware that characters went off script? More than likely. There are a number of instances that not only caught fans off guard, but certainly shocked them. Here are 10 Shocking Times Wrestlers Broke Character On Air.
10 Bobby The Brain Heenan in WCW
9 Hulk Hogan on Vince Russo
8 Montreal Screwjob
7 Kevin Owens tearing up in the ring after winning the NXT title
6 Sasha Banks tearing up when she beat Charlotte for the title
5 The ‘Four Horsewomen’ moment after Bayley beat Sasha
4 Sting and Triple H shaking hands at WrestleMania 31
3 Undertaker, Triple H and HBK embracing at WrestleMania 28
2 Kurt Angle getting in Daniel Puder’s face
1 Curtain Call
It is considered a moment in time that changed the business, a moment that not only broke kayfabe, but completely shattered it. On May 19th, 1996, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Triple H and Shawn Michaels all stood in the ring together for what seemed would be the last time. Kevin Nash, who performed as Diesel, and Razor Ramon, who was played by Scott Hall, had completed their contractual obligations to the WWE and were leaving to work for WCW. Why is the moment such a break in character? Diesel was a heel and Ramon was a face while Triple H was a heel, and Shawn Michaels was a face. These four men made their real friendship supersede their characters. This was at a time when, if you were a heel and a face, you never made it public that you actually got along. It wasn’t initially seen as a problem when Michaels and Ramon embraced, as both were fan favorites. It was, however, a problem when Triple H and then Diesel joined the mix.
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