WWE hasn’t always been the PG show that the WWE Universe has recently become accustomed to, which means that a few years ago, WWE would easily push the envelope much further than they can now. Characters like The Boogeyman and The Undertaker were two of the scariest characters that WWE had to offer at that time, and were often used in innovative ways on WWE TV.
It is hard to be The Deadman without being thought of as a scary character but Undertaker has somehow managed to become less intimidating with age. When he first debuted in WWE, he was absolutely terrifying. When he was linked up with The Big Red Monster Kane, the duo became the most feared team in WWE as The Brothers of Destruction. That being said, these three stars are not the scariest ones WWE has ever had; many stars have come through WWE ranks and hoped to be tarred with the same brush as the likes of Undertaker and Kane, but not many have ever accomplished such a feat.
Right now Bray Wyatt and his disciples are flying the flag for the scary side of the WWE roster, but in the new era it is hard for WWE to be able to portray “the new face of fear” the way they did when Undertaker was first finding his feet.
Superstars are not always the scary ones; as the following list shows fake deaths, people being buried alive and creepy kidnappings, so have fun with the creepy tales below!
15 Bray Wyatt’s Choir
The music, the beard, the riddling promos, the silent family members donning sheep masks, the creepy backwards spider crawl ... Bray Wyatt is currently flying the dark flag as one of the scariest superstars that WWE has on their current roster. He proved this at Extreme Rules 2014 when one of the scariest moments of the modern era took place.
14 The Brood’s Bloodbath
Nothing in life can prepare you for a sneak attack by three men who will leave you covered in blood that isn’t your own. The Brood’s blood bath became a famous attack method from the trio that consisted of Gangrel, Christian and Edge. These attacks were one of the many trademarks of the Attitude Era and the drastic shift of the WWE's once family-friendly programming morphing into a show that consisted of dark elements not fit for children.
13 The Debut of Mankind
Mankind, the alter ego of the WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, wasn't always the loveable sock puppet-wielding fan favorite we all rooted for. In 1996, he debuted as a deranged and sadistic super villain who pulled his hair from his scalp, played around with rats and spoke at length about his terrible childhood.
12 Kane Goes to Hell?
In recent years, Kane has become well known for dragging superstars down through a hole in the ring and taking them “to hell.” But back in 2012, Kane appeared following a match involving Zack Ryder and attempted to drag Ryder to hell for the first time.
11 Kane Burns His Own Brother!
When two of the scariest superstars in WWE history are revealed to be brothers, there is obviously going to be fireworks. Kane was brought to WWE by Paul Bearer as a way to get back at The Undertaker, and both men then embarked on a feud that engulfed WWE at that time.
10 The Undertaker's Incredible Entrance
The Undertaker is the longest serving WWE competitor and before WrestleMania 30, he had the longest active undefeated streak in WrestleMania history. He also holds the title for the scariest entrance in WWE history.
9 Diesel In His Own Coffin
One of the scariest moments that WWE have ever shown on national TV was when The Undertaker and Diesel were embroiled in an intense feud that lead to their one-on-one match at WrestleMania 12. In classic Undertaker fashion, he and Paul Bearer decided to play some incredible mind games in the weeks leading up to their contest.
8 The Snake At The Wedding
SummerSlam 1991 finally saw the legal union of Miss Elizabeth and Randy Savage in what was dubbed as the "Match Made In Heaven." After being split up for some time, the two had mended their relationship and were going to tie the knot on PPV. The duo celebrated their wedding at “The Biggest Party of the Summer” before the reception continued at the end of the show, and they began to open their wedding gifts.
7 Boogeyman Kisses Sharmell
He's the Boogeyman, and he's coming to get you! Boogeyman was one of the creepiest characters that WWE ever unveiled; but somehow, he managed to become a well liked star throughout the PG Era, despite the fact that most children’s nightmares stem from his presence.
6 Undertaker Kidnaps Teddy Long
It was one of the strangest storylines in WWE history, but when Teddy Long restarted the match between CM Punk and The Undertaker for the World Championship at WWE Breaking Point back in 2009 (which subsequently resulted in Taker dropping the championship), he had unleashed a demon like no other.
Teddy stated that this was because Undertaker’s Hell Gate finisher was banned, and what followed were scenes closely linked to the famous Montreal Screwjob. The following week on SmackDown, the Undertaker began to mercilessly stalk the Smackdown GM for his crimes. Teddy was kidnapped by The Undertaker after he stole his limousine and uttered the famous line, "Buckle up, Teddy!"
5 Undertaker Traps The Ultimate Warrior In A Casket
Looking back at this incident, it may seem a little campy and corny. But at the time, before the internet and before the WWE was revealed as a predetermined soap opera, this scary moment had the Ultimate Warrior fans worrying for their hero. The Undertaker was making quite an impact in his first year in the WWE, but he put his name on the map as someone to be feared by going after the Ultimate Warrior in 1991.
4 Big Show Chokeslams Kurt Angle Off A Balcony
Kurt Angle served as the GM of SmackDown for a short time in 2004 while recovering from injuries. Bitter that he lost to Eddie Guerrero at WrestleMania, he ordered Eddie to face Big Show on Smackdown. Show declared that if he lost, he'd retire. Show lost.
A distraught Show was in disbelief that his career was over and when he overheard WWE Diva Torrie Wilson laughing backstage, he thought she was laughing at his misfortune. Show terrorized Torrie and took her over to a balcony, threatening to chokeslam her off of it. Kurt Angle appeared to save Torrie, but Show grabbed him and chokeslammed him off the ledge.
3 Undertaker Was Buried Alive...But Survived
The Undertaker's specialty early on in his career was putting superstars in bodybags after he defeated them. Later in his career, Taker's specialty was to make his enemies vanish in casket matches. In 1996, The Deadman wanted to take things a step further in his bitter feud with Mankind when he introduced the Buried Alive Match at October's In Your House event.
2 Macho Man Gets Bit By Jake's Cobra
Getting bit by a snake is scary in any aspect in life, but in the confines of a WWE ring, it's downright terrifying.
1 The Undertaker Takes Stone Cold Steve Austin On His Last Ride
Is it any surprise that Undertaker is involved in the scariest moment ever in WWE's history? This incident was particularly scary since it was during the gritty, no-holds-barred Attitude Era where WWE's stories pushed the boundaries of good taste.
On an episode of Raw in late 1998, Stone Cold Steve Austin was not scheduled to wrestle live at the arena. He was recuperating at a hospital from concussion complications, thanks to the Undertaker cracking him over the head with a shovel. Austin was bedridden, but the Undertaker wasn't satisfied with that, as he and Paul Bearer arrived at the hospital to abduct Stone Cold!
After changing their minds regarding burying Austin alive at a nearby cemetery, Taker and Paul Bearer decide to take Austin to a funeral home to embalm him and collect his vital organs! They would have succeeded at performing this sadistic act on national TV if it weren't for Taker's brother Kane arriving just in time to prevent it.
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