10 Awful Wrestling Matches That Stunk Up Arenas



A bad wrestling match might contain within it a series of botches.

It might fall apart under the weight of a constrictive stipulation. It might be subjected to a wrestler being in "no condition to perform" in it.

The matches on this list are much, much worse than that. They are the lowest of the low. One stunk up the arena to such an extent that it resulted in the immediate dismissal of two of the poor souls who made up half of it. Astonishingly, some of these matches feature wrestlers who - at least when paired with the correct opponent - were more than capable of assembling a gripping contest. Their inclusion here is as baffling as it is disappointing as it is perversely hilarious.

As a rule of thumb, non-wrestlers aren't included in this list. Your writer, sitting in a cushy office, wouldn't want to be subjected to Dave Meltzer's divisive star rating system. Untrained, unfit, and with a monotonous voice, he couldn't talk you into the building, nor work once inside of it.

There is one exception to this rule: one such catastrophe is so incomprehensibly terrible that it demands inclusion.


Former Power Slam Magazine scribe and author of Development Hell: The NXT Story - available NOW on shop.whatculture.com!