Welcome to the midnight world of professional wrestling, where incredible athletes tower above mere mortals and compete on the grandest stage of them all - the psychiatrist's couch. Laying it all on the line and coughing up an hourly rate that would make Irwin R. Schyster blush, these grapplers are working through deep-seated fears that could easily bury even the best workers among us. There's no long-term booking for these superstars. All they can do is take things one day at a time.
Sure, wrestlers like The Rock and The Undertaker carry an almost mythic presence that defies reality, yet they carry chronic issues just like the rest of us. Whether it's Randy Orton's hatred of spiders or John Cena's loathing of heights, many of WWE's biggest superstars hold panic-inducing fears we can only hope Creative never gets their hands on. "That's not a gimmick, Dr. Unterberg: it's my life."
And in the already irrational landscape of professional wrestling, should we really be surprised so many of our icons struggle with everyday problems that fly high in the face of logic? What were you expecting, a run-in from Aristotle?
Here are 10 wrestlers and the fears they wish they could just leave in the ring.