Real hardcore wrestling. Something that professional wrestling fans over the age of 18 years old miss seeing in the World Wrestling Entertainment and Extreme Championship Wrestling.
There are still indie shows who put on these matches, but the Attitude Era and the 90’s were full of blood, thumb tacks, tables and chairs. Since the WWE moved onto the PG era, we haven’t seen much blood unless it was on accident. The company has even placed doctors near the ring in case Superstars get busted open during their matches.
Now we’ve seen some brutal wrestlers take hardcore matches to a whole different level. You have guys like Sabu, Mick Foley, New Jack, Balls Mahoney, Abdullah The Butcher, Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman draw a lot of blood in their careers. The WWE put together a list of the Top 10 most Hardcore Wrestlers in the history of the sport.
Here’s the list courtesy of WWE.com:
- #10 – Dusty Rhodes
- #9 – Shane McMahon (wow)
- #8 – Bruiser Brody
- #7 – New Jack
- #6 – Abdullah The Butcher
- #5 – Tommy Dreamer
- #4 – The Sheik
- #3 – Terry Funkk
- #2 – Sabu
- #1 – Mick Foley
I don’t think I would have placed Shane McMahon in the Top 10. I would rather have guys like Balls Mahoney or Raven. Do you agree with this list? If not, who should have been included?