Being a wrestling legend does not protect you from embarrassing moments during your career in the ring. Whether these moments are pleasing surprises or questionable booking decisions, they still remain unforgettable. Especially because they are associated with people better known for fame and victory.
Here is a list of the most humiliating losses that the big ones have suffered. Moments that will live on forever as long as there are future generations interested in professional wrestling!
10 Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
The talent of Johnny Curtis a.k.a Fandango not to refuse, but he is not exactly the most legendary wrestler. Curtis did his best with the hand he got and managed to come a long way with his charisma and catchy title track. But for Jericho, who lost to him on the biggest stage of all, it was definitely not a deserved victory.
Not to mention that legends have to be more cautious about who they override, otherwise they risk cheapening the value of their friction. In retrospect, this is an even more embarrassing loss, considering that the careers of the two wrestlers have varied since then.
9 Razor Ramon Vs 1-2-3 Kid
Monday Night Raw is the cult show it has become due to such moments. A moment when Sean Waltman (a.k.a. the Kid) defeated the cocky Razor Ramon.
This victory started Waltmans career. After the match he became 1-2-3 Kid and finally X-Pac – among many other variations of the same name. This victory not only impacted the winner, but also made the established star in Razor Ramon a face.
8th The Rock vs. The Hurricane
Hollywood Rock is considered by many to be the best variation of The Rock we've seen in its legendary WWE tenure. So he was able to bring his excellent heel work and natural charisma to full advantage.
However, a former WWE superstar insulted everything that the rock has become, and confronted him with it. This memorable feud was filled with comedy gold and it continued to develop until the two faced each other in the ring, where the hurricane managed to pull the rock and annoy and beat (with the help of Stone Cold Steve Austin).
7 Kurt Angle vs Eugene
There is no doubt that Eugene's character would not fly in today's wrestling world because of his offensive nature. Not to mention that in retrospect, it is worthwhile. At the time, however, he was one of the biggest acts on the squad for a while. He even became Olympic gold medalist for a short time.
Eugene was able to accomplish this impressive feat by failing to be tapped by Kurt Angle for three minutes during Kurt Angle's Gold Medal.
6 John Cena against Kevin Federline
WWE's love for mainstream validation is well known. All you have to do is take a look at the large number of celebrities who have graced the WWE ring over the years. While some of them have been instrumental in taking WWE to the next level, others have been the desperate attempt.
When Federline got into a strange feud with John Cena, it felt like one of those cases. However, you have to give Federline props that has managed to channel his natural heel calico. At the first Raw 2007 (and with some help from Umaga) he even managed to defeat Cena.
5 The Undertaker against Maven
Maven was the first winner of the Tough Enough competition. However, he will be remembered forever, both for his fan favorite title song and for his now iconic, punchy-looking drop-kick that eliminated The Undertaker from Royal Rumble in 2002.
As if that alone was not enough, you had a mix of JR's cult commentary and the monstrous pop of the crowd as well as Maven's celebration and Takers facial reaction. A few weeks later, Maven quickly spins up and fixes Taker with the help of The Rock on an episode of SmackDown for the hardcore championship.
4 Ric flair against Rico
The tenure of Ric Flair in the WWE after the fall of WCW is not necessarily the best for an all-time great from a win-loss perspective. He has lost a remarkable number of matches to so many wrestlers. One of them is Rico, who was not even taken seriously by the trick the WWE saddled him with.
This victory was not necessarily an incentive for Rico, but also a proof of how far Flair was from his younger, former self. It was followed by a segment with Triple H, which spoke the same idea. Ultimately, this was the starting point that led Triple H and Flair to shape evolution.
3 Hulk Hogan against Billy Kidman
In the last days of WCW, Billy Kidman managed to pin down Hulk Hogan three times in a row. This was part of the push for the younger talent over the established greats, hoping to create some new stars with The New Blood vs. The Millionaire's Club.
However, it stank of desperation, especially given that Kidman did not have enough charisma to benefit from this kind of push. Although the idea itself is admirable in theory, it retreated and showed the panic that ran behind the scenes of Amok, after years of terrible bookings and younger talents had been buried.
2 Triple H against the Brooklyn Brawler
Although it was a 3-on-1 handicap game, Triple H wanted to improve his skills in this fight against a number of professionals. Of course, one of these jobbers was none other than the jobber of the jobber, the Brooklyn Brawler. After Triple H had nailed Kai En Tai, he had to face the Brooklyn Brawler in a one-to-one situation.
Nobody would have thought that the impossible would be possible, but then the three points were counted: Triple H had to accept a humiliating loss with the help of Chris Jericho.
1 A.J. Styles against James Ellsworth
James Ellsworth did not even have the career he had because he was only used as a jobber to occupy Braun Strowman during his monster push. However, he managed to settle for the WWE Universe when he uttered his legendary word "Every man with two hands has a fun chance" Line out his in-ring interview before playing with Braun Strowman walking down the ramp.
Finally, he got another shot during the Dean Ambrose and A.J. Styles feud. He scored a victory over the Phenomenal, thanks to the former (who was the special referee that night).
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