WWE's TLC pay-per-view is typically the most consistently extreme event on the calendar, and this Sunday's SmackDown-exclusive card already features a TLC match for the WWE World title, a tables match between Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss, and a no disqualification match between Carmella and Nikki Bella.
TLC will be a spectacle filled with chaos and foreign objects – but which WWE weapons have been the most impactful all-time? We sorted through the dozens of weapons, objects and tools that have made regular appearances on WWE shows, and ranked them from least to most dangerous.
A fire extinguisher
Looks cool, but is used more often as a distraction than as a way to inflict actual damage.
The Money In The Bank briefcase
Al Snow’s Head
WHAT DOES EVERYBODY WANT?
Jim Cornette's tennis racket
Depends on who's swinging it, really.
A kendo stick/Singapore cane
The cane is a classic weapon, sure, but it’s far better when used as a signature weapon (by the likes of Sabu or Sandman) than as something everyone uses. Just like the Superkick, kendo sticks aren't as cool when they're commonplace.
Also, while you could make a reasonable explanation for chairs and tables lying all over, why in the world are there Singapore canes underneath the ring in the first place?
A trash can
To their credit, trash cans boast the best “crumple-ability” of any foreign object on the list.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s 2×4
Dean Ambrose said on Unfiltered that he was once fined at the border for carrying nunchucks.
A television camera
Mr. Fuji’s salt
Fuji cost Yokozuna the WWE Championship at WrestleMania IX when Hulk Hogan ducked out of the way.
Big Boss Man’s nightstick
Hulk Hogan’s “Yapapi strap”
That’s going to leave a nasty mark, brother.
Steve Blackman’s escrima sticks
Blackman’s nickname was “The Lethal Weapon,” and for good reason.
A wildly underutilized and readily available weapon.
A notch below portable tables simply because there are fewer ways to get creative with their destruction. Charlotte showed on Monday, however, that moving the announce table to the top of the stage allows for some ridiculous dives.
A steel chair
The most widely used and versatile weapon on the list.
Paul Bearer fortunately prevented The Undertaker from ending Stone Cold with a shovel.
William Regal might still be walking around with brass knuckles in his shorts to this day, just in case.
Stack ‘em, light ‘em on fire, prop ‘em up. There are an endless amount of potential uses for folding tables.
Especially if Rikishi’s behind the wheel.
Guitars are a hugely underrated weapon because they explode into 100 different pieces and leave the ring covered with debris. A guitar smash over the head is a spectacular moment.
Sting’s baseball bat
In the world of WWE, being hit with the face of a championship belt is usually an instant KO.
Mick Foley’s barbed-wire bat
Foley gifted the bat to Dean Ambrose to use at WrestleMania, but it sadly was never utilized.
Steel steps are hugely underrated. They’re probably lighter than they look, but they give off the impression that they could crush a star’s foot if dropped. There’s a ton of sharp edges, and you can set them up in the ring or on the ropes if you’re feeling creative.
The Hardys, Edge and Christian took ladders to another level. A typical ladder match has more hold-your-breath moments per minute than any other match type.
Triple H’s sledgehammer
When Triple H goes for the sledgehammer, there's a high chance someone ends up with a serious injury. No weapon is as iconic or as terrifying as The Game’s favorite tool.