7 Horrible, Must-See Pole Matches

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7 Horrible, Must-See Pole Matches

There have been some horrible gimmick matches over the course of wrestling history.

However, I think the one that simply might top them all is the Item on a Pole match, otherwise known as the "Russo Special."

Even though pole matches have existed long before Russo decided to have them every few weeks on television, it just seems that, over the years, this type of match ends up as a horrible mess.

You'd think a gimmick match this simple would be easy to pull off, right? The combatants battle it out for whatever item is featured, grab it, use it (or at least try to use it) and then get the pin. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, as these matches on the list show, it apparently isn't easy to pull off, and anything that can go wrong, does!

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