Hello, fellow Bleachers! Welcome to my first-ever video slideshow.
After watching John Morrison get written off of television last night, I started reflecting on some of the nastiest-looking character write-offs that I remembered. These are just my opinion of ones that I remember, but I do have them listed in the order I think looked least to most brutal.
Enjoy, and if you have any you remember and would like to add, feel free to comment as always.
This happened on last week's Monday Night Raw after John Cena got Awesome Truth paranoid about each other. It looked like it was gonna blow up in the ring, then it looked like they were back on the same page. That is, until they left the ring and Miz was behind R-Truth on the way up the ramp. It's safe to say at that point the only one that didn't see what was coming was R-Truth.
That's besides the point, though. If someone is driving your face into solid steel grating, it just looks brutal.
The one that got me thinking about this presentation. The Miz gets two in a row. While the actual Skull-Crushing Finale didn't look as brutal, the pre-match beating and lead-up to it was worse than what R-Truth got.
Sure, you could have put Big Show and The Great Khali in here as well, but Kane sold this like neither of the other two did. Khali couldn't sell suits for a big and tall store, and Mark Henry kind of missed when dropping on Show and ended up more or less slapping the chair.
This was a result of a wellness policy violation on the part of Sin Cara. Anytime a body goes through a ladder, it looks crazy. Add to that the fact that Sheamus is powerbombing you through it, and you have a nasty-looking spot.
Embroiled in a feud with former tag partner Matt Morgan, Hernandez was also being sent down to AAA wrestling. This is how TNA decided to have him written off.
Matt's Carbon Footprint finisher + Hernandez's Head + Steel ring post = Brutal write off.
Sheamus makes his second appearance on this list. After knocking Noble from the top rope to the outside, he proceeds to powerbomb the heck out of Jamie on the floor. The fan's maniacal laughter only adds to the brutality of this write off.
There you have it, Bleachers! The most brutal television write-offs I remember. If you have others you feel are of note, please let me know. Thanks for reading!