The designers of light tubes - long, slim pipe-like objects that are used to illumniate homes, stores and office buildings - probably had no idea that they would eventually be used for professional wrestling. Competitors in CZW and other hardcore-style promotions have made liberal use of these during matches.
Weapons are more a part of professional wrestling than you'd think...
Often hidden underneath the ring or selectively placed around ringside, these weapons can be the difference between winning and losing a match. And of course, entire matches (not to mention pay-per-views) have been centered around legal use of these items.
Some of these Wrestling Weapons are nearly as common as clotheslines or bodyslams, while many on this list are typically reserved for one or two competitors that keep these items stashed in their arsenal. Either way, you don't want to be on the receiving end of most of these!
In selecting the Top 50 Wrestling Weapons, Canadian Bulldog's World looked at the following criteria:
How frequently are they (or were they) used in wrestling?
Are they exclusive to one wrestler?
How often were these weapons involved in either the finish, or turning the tide in a match?
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C is for Cookie.... but it also stands for Concussion! Cookie sheets are typically rectangular, non-stick pieces of aluminum best associated for baked goods, but they take on a different meaning in a wrestling ring. The sheet, employed by Al Snow and others, makes a distinct "ping" when bouncing off someone's head.
Talk about a weapon that wrestlers are dying to get out of! While it can be argued that a metal or wooden casket is mostly used as a psychological weapon, The Undertaker and others have also slammed opponents into it, on top of it and even pushed opponents overboard while they are taking a proverbial dirt nap.
Sometimes referred to as a Haliburton, a briefcase is (appropriately enough) often used to get down to business. Wrestlers such as Irwin R. Shyster used to clock opponents with it, while Money In The Bank winners including Seth Rollins and Edge have been known to deliver a well-timed briefcase shot or two.