I’ll take “stupidest wrestling stunts ever” for $800, Alex.
Wrestlers are tasked with entertaining a crowd at some pretty crazy costs to their bodies. The double-broken-leg ring jump left an amateur unable to walk. Plenty of other stunts have gone horribly wrong, too, even at the WWE level.
But one professional wrestler in Indiana went viral for what has to be one of the dumbest, least-thought-out stunts in recent memory.
Wrestler’s “Burning Crotch” Stunt Goes Wrong
That’s JJ Allin, a pro wrestler who gave new meaning to playing with fire during, who was lit during a stunt at the Southern Sickness Memorial Cup in Connersville, Indiana.
He said he’s performed this act “a dozen times” and never had any issue prior to the Pro Wrestling Trainwreck event.
When fellow wrestler Eric Ryan set Allin’s crotch on fire, it was obvious something about the stunt wasn’t right. Ryan tried to (unsuccessfully) extinguish the flames using a weedwhacker. Allin frantically took off his pants in a last-ditch effort to save his crown jewels.
Allin looked like Marvel’s “The Human Torch” as he ran around the room in a pandemonium. One fan even appeared to try to put out the fire using a single beer can. That didn’t work, obviously.
Allin walked away with second-degree burns from the stunt, which he was happy with. He couldn’t feel his legs, though.
“All love to everyone involved in the event tonight. I have done that spot a dozen times successfully, & had no issue. Sometimes when you play with fire you get burned. The event promotion was nothing but class acts the entire time, & by no means should be blamed. I have been a professional stunt man for over 15 years, I know the risk in what I do, & I accept the consequences. I have two second degree burns on my legs. I got away lucky, & I will retire that stunt for good. The biggest issue was my water crew not being where I needed them to be. Plain & simple,” he wrote on Facebook.
The clip of the stunt was posted on social media, where it has been viewed more than one million times. Allin even received $3,500 from a company for licensing purposes, which can hopefully cover any potential hospital bills.
“Pretty stoked about that, would rather be able to feel my legs,” he wrote on Facebook.
Regardless, JJ Allin almost certainly caught the attention of someone from the WWE. Maybe we’ll see him at WrestleMania in a few years if he keeps adding to his highlight reel.