WWE Lethal Weapons: A Brutal Top 15
Foreign objects have always been a part of the WWE to gain an edge in matches or simply to inflict punishment to rivals.
From chairs to tables and from metal ring steps to cameras, wrestlers have used miscellaneous weapons found near the ring against opponents.
But a lot of wrestlers carried various attacking items with them, usually as a part of their gimmick.
In the following slideshow, I would like to present you the most memorable signature weapons brought to the ring by WWE wrestlers in the last 25 years.
15-Jim Duggan's 2x4 length of wood
Duggan rarely used his trademark weapon as it was mostly for self-defense when he was attacked by a bunch of heels.
The most notable use he made of his 2x4 was against Andre The Giant in their 1988 feud.
14- Brutus Beefcake's gardening scissors
Beefcake gained ''The Barber'' nickname in 1987 when he turned face and started to use regular scissors to cut defeated opponents hair.
Later, for his entrances, he started to bring colored gardening scissors to the ring; he never really used those big scissors except to keep aggressors away from him.
Those scissors were used to bring a more spectacular side to his barber's gimmick.
13- Jake Roberts' snake
It was not an actual weapon, but it was used to cause fear.
Jake Roberts placed a huge python on his laid opponent after each match he won. It made great shows and it had a mesmerizing effect on the crowds.
He even once used a cobra to bite Randy Savage.
The most notable use of the snake against an opponent was when Roberts faced Andre The Giant in 1989.
The big man once had an heart attack when he saw Roberts' snake, so it has later been used to get a psychological advantage over Andre in their feud.
12- Finlay's Shillelagh
Finlay used his traditional Irish club on various occasions.
He often used it to strike an opponent's head during a match when the referee was not looking.
He mostly used his Shillelagh in his heel runs, but he never hesitated to use it as a face against bigger opponents such as The Great Khali.
11- Outlaw Ron Bass' spurs and bullwhip
From 1987 to 1991, the heel cowboy used his boots spurs and his bullwhip to punish various mid and low card wrestlers.
The bullwhip was used to choke opponents after matches and even to drag them.
His most infamous attack occurred in 1988 when he cut Brutus Beefcake's forehead with his spurs, leaving him in a bloody mess I still remember clearly.
10- Macho King's sceptre
After he won the 1989 King Of The Ring tournament, Randy Savage became Macho King and received a sceptre during the coronation ceremony.
He used his new weapon on many occasions, for sneaky attacks in and out of the ring.
The most memorable use of the sceptre was at 1991's Royal Rumble.
He smashed it on The Ultimate Warrior's head, leaving him unconscious in the ring while the referee was distracted (to make him lose the WWE Title).
9- Paul Bearer's urn
In The Undertaker's WWE early heel run, the urn was used by Paul Bearer to hit opponents on the head when the referee was distracted.
When The Phenom became a face, the urn has been used to give him mystic powers and was the object of various story-lines, but was rarely used as an actual weapon.
8- The Mountie's taser
In 1991-92, The Mountie shocked the WWE roster with his taser.
He used his shock stick during his matches behind the referee's back or simply to punish an opponent after a match.
The use of that weapon was short-lived, but it was very memorable due to its originality and the spectacular effect on the crowds.
7- William Regal's brass knuckle
Regal's brass knuckle is the sneakiest weapon ever used in a WWE ring.
It can be hidden in any wrestling clothes so it can be used quickly while the referee is not looking.
The brass knuckle became his signature foreign object in 2002 against Edge to help him win the Intercontinental Title.
Since then, it has helped him win many matches through the following years and build a great heel character.
6- Bob Orton's cast
Randy Orton's dad has been the first wrestler to make the use of the arm cast famous.
Owen Hart and Matt Hardy also used it, but it did not really mark their career.
Bob Orton's use of the cast generated a lot of heat with the fans and he used it for about one year. He mostly used it in matches to hit his opponents and earn illegal wins.
He also used it to cause outside interference when he was Roddy Piper's bodyguard.
The most notable use of that lethal weapon was at the first Wrestlemania main event, but not in the expected way.
5- Mr Fuji's cane and salt
As a manager, Mr. Fuji often used his cane to hit his protégé's opponents behind the backs of referees.
He also used salt that he thrown in opposing wrestlers' eyes.
From 1985 to 1996, he used those sneaky tactics to help his clients to win matches and even some championships.
4- Jimmy Hart's megaphone
The Mouth From The South's trademark megaphone had a double use.
As the manager of countless wrestlers, he used it to give instructions and to encourage them in the ring but, most important, he used it to bug the crowd and opponents.
The infamous megaphone was also often used as an hitting weapon, particularly in tag team action, by the wrestlers and rarely by Hart himself.
3- Honky Tonk Man's guitar
Rarely used in matches, the Honky Tonk Man's guitar has been smashed on many rivals' heads or backs in non-wrestling segments to spice up various feuds.
Those spectacular guitar attacks generated a lot of heat and were a good complement to his cocky heel character.
2- Big Bossman's nightstick and handcuffs
Big Bossman's lethal weapons have always been a major part of his classic prison guard gimmick, heel or face; he also used his nightstick during his last run in WWE from 1998 to 2003—with his new SWAT style ring attire.
In his early run, from 1988 to 1990, as the evil law enforcer, he delivered countless unforgettable aggression moments.
After a win, he used to handcuff his opponents to the ring ropes to beat them with his nightstick.
1- Triple H's sledgehammer
Used as the ultimate equalizer when Triple H has to face multiple opponents, his sledgehammer is probably the most intimidating weapon brought in a WWE ring.
He doesn't always carry it, but when he has it, no enemy is safe.
He can also use his lethal weapon to invade an opponent's house.
Just ask Randy Orton.