10 Genuinely Extreme WWE Moments From Before The PG Era

Grab your steel chair and thumbtacks.

Rich D. Latta II



Extreme is defined as “of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average.” However, in the years before the PG Era began, the word extreme carried an entirely different definition. Extreme, as in extreme violence. Men such as Mick Foley, Terry Funk, The Undertaker, Jeff Hardy, HHH, Edge, Shane McMahon, and more, literally made what seemed extreme, very commonplace during the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

With Extreme Rules happening May 4th, under the guise of a PG rating, it will be a different extreme than the one that fans in the Attitude, and Ruthless aggression eras grew fond of. Gone are the days of multiple chair shots to the skull, such as ones The Rock unleashed on Mick Foley. Gone are the days Undertaker was out to make someone’s a** famous. And gone are the days of blading.


But not forgotten.

What will be examined here are 10 genuinely extreme moments from before WWE made things “kid-friendly.” Good old fashioned extreme wrestling. The kind of wrestling 300 guys screaming E-C-Dub in a Philadelphia warehouse would approve of.  At times this might seem like a “Best Of Mick Foley” collection, but there are many other extreme wrestlers profiled. However, there is only one Michael Francis Foley.

Grab your steel chair and lets get ready to rumble!