Professional wrestling is defined as a mode of spectacle, combining athletics and theatrical performance.
If you read between the lines in the gray area you will see something about being crazy in the definition. Well, for these following 10 wrestlers in history, crazy definitely does apply.
These wrestlers have done some of the craziest things inside and outside the ring. See if you can guess who will make the cut...
Sabu is the epitome of self-destruction. He is the suicidal genocidal, homicidal, death-defying ECW legend that has inflicted almost as much pain on his opponent than he has on himself.
Sabu is a two-time ECW world title champion and three-time tag team champion, and also held the television title once.
Sabu's no-rope barbed wire match against Terry Funk was probably the most brutal and inhuman match of all time. Both of them bled so profusely that Paul Heyman refused to make that match again.
Sabu's counterpart in the brutal no-rope barbed wire match was Terry Funk. Funk is the Godfather of the ECW, and has been a key superstar in ECW, WCW, and WWE. He also portrayed the character Chainsaw Charlie who was the crazy partner of Cactus Jack.
Terry Funk has won an endless amount of championships and is a WWE Hall of Famer. However, his best accomplishment has been his ability to help the young talent like Tommy Dreamer become stars.
The late great "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was one of the greatest wrestlers and entertainers of all time. He gave the word "intensity" a new meaning in the ring and in his promos. His legacy is filled with things like his famous saying "OHHHHHHH YEA!" and the Flying Elbow.
Macho Man and Hulk Hogan helped innovate a new era of wrestling.
If one wrestler could match the intensity of the Macho Man Randy Savage, it is the Ultimate Warrior.
Warrior was nothing short of a lunatic. Wrestlers have claimed that he was hard to work with because of his constant gibberish and inability to follow the story lines. Despite this, Ultimate Warrior always brought so much energy to the ring and delivered some memorable matches in his career.
Jeff Hardy plain and simple is a daredevil. It is unfortunate that Jeff and Matt have been unable to stay out of trouble. Both wrestlers have all the potential in the world.
Jeff Hardy as a part of the Hardy Boys and as a singles competitor has put on some of the most exciting matches and given fans many jaw dropping moments.
Some moments include...
The spear from Edge from a ladder when Hardy was hanging on to the belt 20 feet above the ring.
Diving onto Edge in the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania 23
30 foot Swanton Bomb on Randy Orton
Bruiser Brody may not be the most famous person on this list but he is one of the craziest hardcore wrestler of all time. He was significant in helping to innovate the "brawling" style and was infamous for his wild and legitimately uncooperative demeanor. Brody was an outlaw and a rebel, who helped the independent circuits succeed.
Brody's life was cut short when he was attacked and killed in the locker room by a fellow wrestler in 1988, after they had a scuffle.
Abdullah the Butcher was hardcore. He also went by the name "Madman from the Sudan." He would bleed on a regular basis and would use anything he could, including a fork, to cut open his opponents.
Mick Foley has said that Abdullah used to put gambling chips into the deep divots in his head to entertain and scare people at casinos.
The Sandman has won the most ECW championships. He would come out to the ring from a random spot in the crowd, smoking cigarettes, drinking beer and cracking them open against his head before the match. Sandman would be bleeding before the match even started.
Sandman was original supposed to a "surfer dude" character...probably wouldn't have made this list if that happened.
For WWE fans, Mick Foley is the epitome of hardcore and craziness. Whether it was as Cactus Jack, Dude Love, Mankind, or Mick Foley, Foley has done some of the craziest stunts wrestling fans have ever seen.
The Hell in the Cell match against Undertaker alone contained some absolutely shocking moments. Foley continued to fight after being thrown off the top of the cell onto the announcers table. Then he climbed back up the cell only to be put through the top of it and landed in the ring. That's not all, he would later get slammed onto a mat filled with thumbtacks.
This is just one match from the storied career of Mick Foley.
Before you question Shane McMahon, look at the body of work he has put in and think about it. Shane could have basically done anything he wanted in the company because of who he is.
He chose to fall about 50 feet on his back against Steve Blackman at SummerSlam 2000. Chose to jump "coast to coast" so many time across the ring and off an ambulance to kick garbage cans into people's faces. He chose to get brutally beaten by Kurt Angle, landing on his head on the stage and thrown through glass multiple times.
Shane has put on extremely entertaining matches without even considering the fact that he really isn't a wrestler.