Everyone loves a good rib story. Ribbing (wrestling parlance for practical jokes) is as old as the business itself. In an industry full of lots of bored, hyperactive guys with a lot of downtime to fill, a bit of horsing around is inevitable. Ribbing is a way to kill time and relieve stress on the road. It's also a brotherhood thing. Most wrestlers take being ribbed as a badge of honour. It means you have been accepted into the fraternity and are 'one of the boys'. If you choose to no-sell the rib, laugh it off and take it on the chin, then you have done well. If you fly off the handle and take it badly, well, that's another story altogether. Still, you cannot blame some guys for getting angry when they're ribbed. There's a big difference between hiding someone's bag or trying to make them crack up during a match and setting them on fire or cutting their clothes up with scissors (two favourites of The Dynamite Kid). Ribbing can be genuinely funny, but it can also be pretty mean-spirited. Ribbing isn't so common these days, given the corporate atmosphere in WWE. But there are still plenty of great stories of past ribs out there. So sit back, relax and have a chuckle at these good-natured practical jokes.