10 Craziest Things Wrestlers Did To Maintain Kayfabe
|Wrestlers used to go to great lengths to stay in character before the internet made it pointless|
Some of you may know that Ric Flair survived a plane crash in 1975. Travelling with him were Tim “Mr. Wrestling” Woods and his in-character rival Johnny Valentine, who got paralyzed for life. Woods knew that if word got out that he was travelling with his supposed arch-enemy, the consequences for wrestling would be disastrous, so he had to act. When he arrived at the hospital, he lied about his identity, saying he was a promoter and not a wrestler. Rumors still got out that he was travelling with Valentine, so he wrestled a match with a broken back two weeks after a crash that killed the pilot, ended the careers of two other wrestlers and put Ric Flair on the shelf for six months.