Plenty can go wrong in the world of pro wrestling – but a man getting his crotch set on fire is a new one.
In scenes a world away from modern WWE, fans were left shocked and scared when independent wrestler JJ Allin’s groin was literally ablaze in a stunt gone wrong, as people scurried to put it out.
The chaotic scenes unfolded as cries from the audience were heard calling for others to put out the fire – which was sparked as a planned part of the wrestler’s match – before there was any more damage done.
Not surprisingly, the clip shared by Twitter user blazexx3 has already gone viral with over one million views, and Allin has shared the video while also retweeting a couple of messages asking how he’s coping after the incident.
Thankfully, he survived what could have been much, much worse.
On Twitter, Allin describes himself as ‘Producer of The World’s Most Dangerous Stunt Group: P.O.R.’ and ‘King of underground wrestling’, while he also notes he’s a ‘submission only No-Gi Jiu Jitsu’ competitor with a 16-1 record.
While pro wrestling is a staged performance, there are very real risks the stars take every time they step into the ring, and Soulja Boy recently learned the hard way not to call it fake.
David Arquette knows how dangerous the wrestling world can be (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
There is a lot that can go wrong, and Dark Side of the Ring’s latest episode The Ultra-Violence of Nick Gage proved just that.
The deathmatch legend – who hit out at David Arquette and branded him a ‘f***ing cry baby’ for his reaction to their own brutal clash in 2018 – literally died for seven minutes after a particularly bloody bout.
They couldn’t get an ambulance to him, so he had to be taken away in a helicopter, and it was during this journey he died.
‘I get in the helicopter, that’s the last thing I remember,’ Nick admitted. ‘The nurse had said, “You flatlined while you were in there and the doctors brought you back because you lost too much blood.” ‘
Moxley outlined the severity of the whole incident, while insisting the story has helped turn the deathmatch wrestler into a ‘folk hero’.
‘He was legally dead for seven minutes.,’ he said. ‘He died at a Tournament of Death.
‘It’s supposed to be turn of phrase, you’re not actually supposed to die. He did. It just cements and solidifies Nick Gage’s spot as “folk hero.” ‘
While that might faze plenty of people, Gage isn’t one of them – and it proves his love for the artform.
‘I want to do this until I can’t do it anymore,’ he admitted.
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