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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Peter and Shemp

Peter Philip Laviolette Jr. (born December 7, 1964) is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Uncanny resemblance?

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Shemp Stooge.

Winnipeg Jets Fans Getting Antsy Waiting For Playoffs

The NHL playoffs have arrived. The Winnipeg Jets are in the thick of it. Since relocating from Atlanta to Winnipeg back in 2011 the Jets have made the playoffs once. Back in 2015 they lost 4 straight games to the Anaheim Ducks. Didn’t win a game. But this year could be different.

The drastically improved team this year finished 2nd overall in the league regular season. Suffice it to say the fans are hysterically excited. The Jets play the Minnesota Wild tomorrow night in the first game of the opening round. Expectations are high, but trepidation is also very apparent. The nerves are tingling, hearts are pounding, and the sweat is flowing. Let it start!

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I’m sure the Jets are ready. They are big and strong and very fast. They have also been honing their skills for the much anticipated playoff run.

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It’s going to be a White-Out!

There is a tradition that started in Winnipeg back in the 80’s where all the fans wear white for playoff games.

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Memorable Images from The Pyeonchang Games

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which ended on Sunday, yielded 102 gold medals in 16 days.

The Olympic stadium is seen in an aerial shot during the closing ceremonyImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES

The closing ceremony was a colourful event, complete with drones depicting the official mascot, a white tiger named Soohorang, with white lights (below).

Artists perform as yellow and red lines of light follow behind themImage copyrightREUTERS
Team Great Britain athletes walk holding flags and recording on their phonesImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionTeam Great Britain walked in the Parade of Athletes, with snowboarding bronze medallist Billy Morgan holding the Great Britain flag
Red fireworks explore over a crowded Olympic stadiumImage copyrightREUTERS
Figures gather around a giant projected logo of the Beijing 2022 OlympicsImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionThe upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics were advertised in style

We take a look at some of the best pictures taken by sports photographers during the Games.

Four male skaters race each other with the Olympic rings image seen in the ice beneath themImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionSkaters race in the Men’s Mass Start semi-final
Ice skater Anna Duskova spins in the hair horizontally as her partner Martin Bidar looks up at herImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionAnna Duskova and Martin Bidar of Czech Republic in action during the Pair Skating competition
Shaun White hugs a friend in celebrationImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionShaun White (right) of the US hugs a friend as he wins gold at the Men’s Halfpipe
Team Sweden hug each other in celebrationImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionTeam Sweden celebrate their curling win against South Korea
Dawid Kubacki is seen on skis in mid-airImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionDawid Kubacki of Poland competes at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre
Skater Nathan Chen is seen with arms outstretched with coloured Olympic signs in the ice beneath himImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionUS skater Nathan Chen performs
A South Korea fan smiles with logos on her faceImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionA South Korea fan shows her support for her team
Nicola Tumolero and Riccardo Bugari seen on the ice, one with arms outstretched, the other sitting on the iceImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionSkaters Nicola Tumolero and Riccardo Bugari of Italy fall after a final
Phoebe Staenz lying on the groundImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionPhoebe Staenz of Switzerland scores a goal against South Korea
Magnus Nedregotten slides along the ice whilst CurlingImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionMagnus Nedregotten of Norway in action during a curling event
Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin perform their routine with Yura's arms outstretchedImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionFigure skaters Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin of Korea perform
Adam Rippon spins on the iceImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionAdam Rippon spins during a figure skating event
Kaori Sakamoto holds her ice skate up to her head whilst competingImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionKaori Sakamoto of Japan competes in a Single Free Skating event
Thomas Bing lies in the snow whilst looking at the cameraImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionThomas Bing of Germany lies on the snow during a cross-country quarterfinal
North Korean cheerleaders hold unification flagsImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionNorth Korean cheerleaders hold unification flags
Lizzy Yarnold competesImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionLizzy Yarnold of Great Britain slides during the Women’s Skeleton