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I'm watching December to Dismember because I hate myself and Big Show just walked out and FUCK does he look awful. IIRC he got sent home/fired or whatever not long after this (maybe even the next night) and it's made me think; what is the worst condition physically that guys have ever worked in? Yoko right at the end looked awful, but he always did. Pillman at the end was sad too. Any others?

Oh man, Yokozuna looked AWFUL at the end of his life, and no surprise.  Jake Roberts after his comeback attempt in 96 was a total mess as well and looked like he should be on the deathwatch list.  Scott Hall in WCW 99/00 aged 20 years in that span.  There was a while with Austin during his bad period in 02 where he looked like he was in constant pain every week (and he probably was).  Randy Savage in TNA was a disaster.  

So many cases of it, it's really sad what the business does to guys.  

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  1. I'm pretty sure Show's contract was expiring, and he chose not to renew and go home to get healthy. And that was a smart move on his part, because this guy is right, Show looked in horrendous shape at the end of that ECW run. The difference between his physique between the time he left and the time he came back for the Mayweather match was unbelievable.

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  2. Scott Steiner in 2003.

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  3. HowmuchdoesthisguyweighNovember 12, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    He started training to be a boxer (which never panned out), when he came back at No Way Out he looked fantastic compared to how sloppy he looked at the end of his run.

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  4. Triple H at SummerSlam 2003...


    ...ya know, the time he should have jobbed to Goldberg.

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  5. Tammy Sytch in WCW. Holy crap she hit the wall fast.

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  6. Angle in TNA in 09-10 or thereabouts when he grew out his hair & beard and looked like he'd been sleeping in a cardboard box.

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  7. The "You got arrested" era?

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  8. Oh, God. Jake in 96. Man, he looked freaking awful.

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  9. Ahmed when he was in WCW.


    He looked LIGHA PHAP PIEB UV SHEEETCH MAUB!!!

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  10. True, but then she looked pretty good again a few years later when she was in WWE briefly. Before she hit that wall of crazy again.

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  11. Oh God I was wondering if WCW was going to give him maternity leave his gut was so huge.

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  12. He was a chubby bastard that year. Being so clean shaven didn't help that big fat baby face of his.

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  13. He looked like Kirby had inhabited his midsection.

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  14. He looked like Barry Windham except without the wrestling ability.

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  15. The Ghost Of Meekin's MoobsNovember 12, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    I remember reading when Yoko first started out he was told to pile on the weight as he wasn't fat enough. I've never heard if there was a plan in place to help him lose the extra weight after he'd outlived his usefulness. I'm guessing not, in which case the WWE are partly responsible for a man eating himself to death.

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  16. seriously? I never heard of that. I hope to god they didn't ask a 500lbs man to bulk up.

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  17. Pretty much everyone from the Heroes of Wrestling 1999 show looked terribad. Greg Valentine, for example.

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  18. Nope! not falling for the bait! NOPE NOPE NOPE!

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  19. Even as a kid I noticed that Andre was looking pretty bad towards the end of his run.

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  20. I remember a Jake match against Isaac Yankem I believe, Vince made a big deal about how we're gonna see the snake...


    Then Jake just abruptly walked away, while seemingly nursing a huge headache, and Vince just backtracked and said "umm... I guess we won't be seeing the snake after all..."


    Looked like Jake was on an extreme hangover or something.

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  21. I can’t remember if he really actually
    looked THAT bad, but I remember being sad everytime I saw Vader in about 98,
    when he started looking really small and was clearly depressed about what a jobber they were treating him as.

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  22. Was the angle not that he was a possibly lapsing alcoholic though? Maybe it was just kayfabe.

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  23. Definitely a smart move if that's accurate, because as I recall Show was arguably the best he's ever been the next couple years.

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  24. I don't think the babyface announcers ever acknowledged that Roberts was off the wagon.

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  25. If memory serves me:



    1- The storyline was just lawler playing mind games and trash talking Jake (ala Jericho/Punk)


    2- That happened right after WM 12, so it was a few months before that angle even started.


    It just seemed like Jake was in rough shape. Maybe it was an in ring injury, or maybe.... ya know.

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  26. Chris hero has been justifying WWE's firing lately

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  27. Scott Steiner looked fine in WWE until he tried to move.

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  28. I started watching again because of Jake and warrior at this time. Jake was fat and battling his normal demons. Which would kill most people.

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  29. no no no, it's because HHH is a big meanie, and hates every and all indy guy!! (or so i hear)

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  30. I always picture an upside down turtle unable to right itself.

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  31. The cool thing is, he was still believable as a threat, because the entire psychology of his matches (even moreso in 1996) was that, if he hit the DDT, it was OVAH. So the entire matches were based on him trying to sneak a DDT in there.

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  32. Team 3 D looked real bad when they first started out in TNA. There was also a good period in 2009 that everyone from HHH to even Rey Mysterio had a big gut

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  33. I love when people said, "Well, such-and-such is fat and they didn't fire him!"
    Here's the only response to that argument that matters: Who fucking cares? Hero wasn't told "Hey, get in better shape, but only if we make everyone else get in better shape, too."

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  34. True. I was still a mark for him, and in general.

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  35. There was a scheduled match for an IYH in 1996, Mankind vs Jake Roberts. Would have been an incredible display in psychology... but sadly, Roberts didn't make it, and Henry Godwinn replaced him. LLAAMMEE!!

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  36. This probably isn't exactly what the question was asking, but DDP always had a horrible look. For such a health nut, he always looked like a goddamn meth head.

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  37. Funnily enough Scott was in better shape and healthier in his TNA run.

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  38. Maybe some peoples metabolism’s had trouble getting off the good stuff

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  39. Funny, Lawler once rhetorically asked "how many push ups do you think Scott Steiner can do?" I was thinking "maybe 4?"

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  40. Hero's is kind of unfair, as it's not like he's "fat." He's just "fat for a wrestler." In the most recent match of his I saw online, he just looked a little pudgy. Dude was never in the best shape to begin with, he used to hide behind those slimming spandex girdles or whatever. Matt Hardy is another guy who when I got fat comments thrown his way, I was like "huh? Well, alright" because Fatt Hardy is a funny name.

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  41. I know it was a dream match on paper, but doubt it would have been any good as Roberts body couldn't hold up at that point. Maybe a match between them in 1992 in WCW would have been pretty awesome.

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  42. But they were such good friends in 1992! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_meYszqD5w

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  43. Plus until his WWE run he had that ramen noodle hairstyle.

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  44. Wow, never knew this existed. Pretty sure a young Foley was marking out during this segment.

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  45. Randy Savage was even in rough shape in his last WCW run. He apparently hurt a few guys with his elbowdrop because he couldn't land properly.

    Vader looked like shit when he made that embarrassing return in late 2005 and fell on his ass.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoF6nZpyhq8
    He looked a million times better when he faced Heath Slater on RAW in 2012.

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  46. Wow.

    I kept watching mostly because of Mick. GO figure.

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  47. Sting is another guy who looked awful in his last few "wrestle in a t-shirt" months in TNA.

    I'm sure one of the conditions for him having his last match in WWE is that he gets into better shape.

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  48. I wonder if for this topic, we could not count any age factored "bad looks". I mean, it's unavoidable really. I'd say it should be reserved for people who either get fat, or screwed up on drugs.

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  49. I liked those teams too, which is kinda weird because they replaced CHRIS JERICHO with the FUCKING MIZ. Still think their name should've been "Shmiz," "Showmiz" sounds stupid.

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  50. Forgot about that ass fall. That was really sad. Especially the way he and Goldust showed up like they were two joke gimmick wrestlers as well.

    We should really hold this question off until next year, when we can add Hogan’s 2015 world title run to the list.

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  51. Ha, I actually liked "Showmiz." Rhymes with "show biz." Good enough.

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  52. That's fair, but Sting being older doesn't discount him having to wear a t-shirt. A guy in his early 50s can still look good. The dude was just out of shape, probably because he stopped caring about TNA.

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  53. "We should really hold this question off until next year, when we can add Hogan’s 2015 world title run to the list."

    Oh, TAG!

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  54. I always thought Christian had a weird body

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  55. Yep, when Big Show ended up being Jericho's partner, we probably all thought the same thing "ho-hum", but they ended up being very good.

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  56. Vince thinks he has an ugly face, so I guess he doesn't have much going for him.

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  57. Was it Jericho/Show who kept losing Loser Leaves Raw matches every week then kept coming back anyway?

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  58. For a wrestler, he seemed pretty skinny, but he looked healthy I thought and had a regular body that most gym guys have.

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  59. I never thought he physically looked bad, but somewhat related to "bad looks" is the cherry red Bret Hart deal he wore right before he chopped his long, stringy hair off & dropped the singlet top. I didn't think there would be anything that could make fishnet tank tops look good, but...

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  60. No question: Scott Hall at that indy show they showed on ESPN E60

    Honorable Mention:
    Iron Sheik @ the WM17 Gimmick Battle Royal
    Jake @ Heroes of Wrestling
    Jeff Hardy at that TNA PPV against Sting

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