The Infamous Foreign Object in Professional Wrestling

“Foreign object” is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. Foreign objects are often used to give the bearer an unfair advantage. According to the supposed rules of professional wrestling, if a foreign object is used inside the ring on another wrestler in the presence of a referee, the user would be immediately disqualified. However, it is to note that forcing the opponent into parts of a ring (such as the turnbuckles) or the surrounding areas (such as the announce tables) is not illegal. Thus, while picking up the steel steps leading to the ring and using it on an opponent is illegal, ramming an opponent against the steps while the steps are on the floor is not.

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Here the steps have been brought into the ring. This is illegal and the perpetrator should be disqualified. However, there is a distinct possibility that the referee has himself been beaten unconscious at this point.

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A baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. Does the Walking Dead come to mind?

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A sledgehammer, this psycho means business. Should be instant disqualification, but then again the ref has likely been beaten senseless.

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There goes what may have been a perfectly good guitar. El Kabong!

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Barbecue sauce?  It may be ‘Turbo Hot Texas Dante Red Hot Pepper’ sauce.

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The chair is one of the most popular foreign objects. Many a referee has had their melon slapped hard with a chair.

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How to counter a chair? Get a chainsaw!!

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The electricians and painters have to remember to put their ladders away!

Featured Match: Jeff Jarrett vs. Chyna, Intercontinental Championship. “The Good Housekeeping Match,” No Mercy 1999. On a night where The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian set new standards for ladder matches in WWF, Jarrett and Chyna set new lows for gender-equality and hardcore wrestling in their match-up for the Intercontinental Championship. On Jarrett’s last night with WWF, he and Chyna faced each other in a hardcore match where any household object (because according to Jarrett “women belong in the home”) could be used: a toaster, coffee maker, tongs, ironing board, pots and pans, as well as flour, eggs, a fish filet, and a cake and pie. And, of course, the kitchen sink. It was a literal mess.

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Unrelated.

This was the only Presidential Debate that Trump won:

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