One of the major elements of pro wrestling is the wrestlers' ability to engage with the crowd. There are many moments where a match, a wrestler's persona, an exciting story line, or the real lives of the wrestlers have left audiences crying in sadness or in celebration. Whether it's a Cinderella storybook ending to an angle, sad wrestling retirements, or a real life tragedy, there have been a number of moments that have made wrestling fans cry in attendance at the arena and at home watching on TV.Take a moment to read and rank the saddest moments in WWE. What are some of the greatest moments in wrestling that brought a tear to your eye?
It was Wrestlemania VII, years after the "Macho Man" turned his back on the lovely Elizabeth and became the more vicious "Macho King." After a physically and emotionally taxing retirement match against the Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage lost and was forced to retire.When his then-manager, Sherri Martel, started to beat on Savage after the match, the estranged Miss Elizabeth came out from the crowd to fight her off. Savage would then embrace and reconcile with Elizabeth, causing fans to cheer and cry as the two left the ring reunited.
Wrestling fans in the 1980s and early '90s saw the continual ups and downs in the relationship between the "Macho Man" Randy Savage and his manager Miss Elizabeth. All of this culminated to a great pro wrestling story moment where the normally proud and fearless Macho Man quivered as he went down to one knee to pop the question to Elizabeth. You can hear the crowd roar and see the streaking tears on the face of many fans as Liz responded with a hearty "Ooooh yeah!"
The sudden accidental death of Owen Hart at the 1999 Over the Edge pay-per-view shocked the systems of wrestlers and fans worldwide. The next night on RAW, tears flowed from the faces of WWE superstars as they shared stories about their coworker and friend. Fans would share in those tears as they watched the tribute to one of the most talented wrestlers in WWE history.
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It wasn't supposed to happen. Daniel Bryan was supposed to be this good wrestler that the fans liked but wouldn't main event Wrestlemania. That was for taller, better looking, buffer, more flashy superstars. But it happened.Due to a myriad of backstage changes and the will of the WWE fans, Daniel Bryan was the man of the night at Wrestlemania XXX by first beating his longtime nemesis, Triple H, and overcoming the odds against Randy Orton and Batista in a triple threat match to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The ending shot of the show was cluttered with tears and confetti for the tens of thousands in New Orleans witnessing this storybook ending.