Kane is an interesting character. He is the storyline brother of the legendary Undertaker. He was burned in a house fire when they were young, blamed it on the Undertaker, but it was actually him who caused the fire which also actually didn't burn him, he just thought he was. He is also the biological son of Undertaker's old manager Paul Bearer, who he later "killed" in storyline. He has also fought a doppleganger that had something to do with the date May 19th (which was a plot point used to push a movie he starred in).
In 2006, Shawn Michaels feuded with Vince and Shane McMahon. Michaels' real-life faith was brought into the storyline, and he was placed in a tag team match with "God" as his partner against the duo. "God" even made an entrance at a pay-per-view event, where He was berated by McMahon.
CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Vince McMahon was "killed" onscreen in a fiery limo explosion. Several people thought this was real (even investors) and flooded police and WWE phone lines with inquiries. This was to be an ongoing story, however, it was cut short after the real life Chris Benoit incident.
WWE's "Attitude Era" of the late '90s was defined by raunchy, over-the-top television. One of the strangest moments was when wrestler Mark Henry dated the much, much, much older Mae Young and got her pregnant. She eventually gave birth to a hand. As if that made too much sense, years later Young would return with her "son," now all grown up.
If you're not watching Lucha Underground, you should. It's not so much a wrestling show as it is a show about wrestling. As a result, they don't shy away from incorporating magic and extra mayhem into their stories. For example, they had one storyline where Mil Muertes – "the man of 1,000 deaths" – feuded with Fénix – "the man of 1,000 lives." Fénix won and "killed" Muertes. However, it was a trick, as Muertes came back from the dead stronger than ever, took his revenge and ran the entire promotion like an evil dictator.
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It has become a yearly tradition at the Battle Of Los Angeles event at Southern California's Pro Wrestling Guerrilla promotion to witness wrestler's competing in slow motion. This started in 2014 when Chuck Taylor was accosted by Tommaso Ciampa and told him to slow it down. They wound up doing it again in 2015 and once more in 2016. Each year the story has progressed a little bit further (and a little bit slower), with Taylor gaining his revenge, Ciampa seeing the error of his ways and eventually space cats and a Japanese crab man got involved.
Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) Pro Wrestling's Iron Man Heavymetalweight Championship is notorious. A trademark of the comedic Japanese promotion, it is a championship that must be defended anywhere at anytime for any reason. Throughout the 17-year history of the title, one of the more ridiculous angles was when it was won by an inanimate ladder. The ladder successfully defended the title several times, as wrestlers would often hurt themselves trying to perform moves on it. Ultimately, the ladder was literally toppled and lost the title to a table.
Also taking place in DDT is the story of Yoshihiko. He is one of their most popular wrestlers, despite being a blow-up doll. He is treated as if he's an actual person, and has surprisingly put on some amazing matches. One memorable (and disturbing) storyline involved him being ripped limb from limb as his tag team partners were forced to watch, helpless. WARNING: If you click the link, the massacre of Yoshihiko was juxtaposed with scenes of cattle being mutilated, to drive home the horror of this dastardly deed.
This is perhaps the craziest pro wrestling story of all time. It takes place in Japan (naturally) at the HUSTLE promotion. The (very, very) short version is that wrestling legend The Great Muta impregnated Yinling The Erotic Terrorist with poison mist, causing her to lay an egg that hatched a sumo wrestler, Monster Bono. Monster Bono was lead by his mother for a while until he became tired of her abuse, where he "killed" her in a match, finally gaining her respect as she "died."
Finally, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. The 2000 match between Mike Awesome and Tazz was a booking marvel. Mike Awesome was champion of the ECW promotion but jumped ship to WCW before losing the title. He came back to ECW and dropped the belt to Tazz, a former ECW wrestler now employed by WWE. So, for those of you keeping score, a WWE wrestler took on a WCW wrestler in an ECW ring. This was a wrestling win, which was nice to see as there are already way too many fails.
Pro wrestling fans will tell you this is one of the most ludicrous angles of all time. In it, Kane was feuding with Triple H, who let the world know about Kane's ex girlfriend Katie Vick. She was supposedly an ex-love of Kane's that died in a car accident he caused. Triple H then dressed up like him and pantomimed having sex in a coffin in a real funeral home with a mannequin.