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10 Strangest Ways Wrestlers Were Written Off TV

When simply getting 'injured' mid-match just won't do.

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Professional wrestling isn't a business famed for its compelling realism.

Though the majority of the manoeuvres we see go down in the squared circle are legitimate and involve stars frequently putting their bodies on the line for our entertainment, the storylines these wrestlers are part of are often about as far from authentic as you can get.

However, there have been times when wrestling companies have tried to trick audiences into believing an element of a programme was 'real' in order to get a wrestler off television for an extended spell. This is largely done by believably 'injuring' a star on screen who is coming towards the end of their contract, requires surgery on a genuine injury or just needs some time away from the ring.

But, as this is the insane world of pro wrestling, not every write-off gets the convincing kayfabe injury treatment.

Exploding vehicles, nightclub stabbings and literal burials have all been used to get various wrestlers off TV for multiple reasons and each of these moments have proven exactly why you should always expect the unexpected when it comes to this whacky (and sometimes quite disturbing) industry.

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