One of the most infamous incidents in 90s wrestling was The Montreal Screwjob. An incident when Bret Hart faced Shawn Michaels in what would be Hart’s last match at WWE (or, as it was then, WWF) before jumping ship to rival company WCW.
It was planned before the match that Hart would beat Michaels. Unbeknownst to Hart, however, Vince McMahon and other WWE staff conspired in ringing the bell in the middle of the match, claiming Hart had submitted to Michaels' Sharpshooter, when he actually hadn't.
Bret was certain he was going to win, but the victory was heartlessly taken away from him. Sound familiar, footie fans?
Let’s go back to QPR v Wigan this weekend. We saw what could be considered the Premier League's answer to a screwjob. In fact the match played out like a classic wrestling match.
They started off level, but QPR then looked at a disadvantage – a red card, maybe a wrestling equivalent of being hit with a steel chair. But the crowd willed them on and they managed to hold their own and get back in it.
Then, all of a sudden, they looked like they were going to win. The fans were roaring.
But cruelty struck, with the opponents getting a last minute winner. A wrestling version would be a quick roll-up pin that took the heart-broken loser by surprise.
Like Bret Hart left for WCW, QPR will almost certainly leave the Premier League for the Championship.