7. Steel Cage
Is it really fair to call it a prop? Yes, it is. A really big prop. Also, a devastating prop when someone gets thrown off the top of it.
6. The Ring Stairs
To be honest, I'm always amazed by just how light the steel, diamond-plate ring stairs look when used as a prop. Sure, it's good for the occasional stationary head bashing, but doesn't it seem like they'd be heavier in real life when thrown into someone?
Ah, the iconic and now-ubiquitous table match. One of the most treasured matches to witness on any wrestling fan's bucket list. A wrestling staple since the late-90s when Buh Buh Ray and D-Von of the Dudley Boyz began smashing people through tables regularly as a finishing move.
4. The Championship Belt
If you've ever held a replica WWE Championship Belt, you know how heavy those things actually are. Surprisingly devastating. John Cena found this out the hard way last year when The Miz cheated by clocking him with a belt in a Raw championship match.
3. Jake “The Snake” Roberts' Snake
The late 80's gimmick to end all gimmicks. Easily the best use of an animal in sports entertainment history. Nothing was more fear-inducing than Roberts unleashing his beloved 12-foot python, Damien, in the ring. And no one feared it more than the late, great Andre the Giant.
2. The Ladder
It's a continuity question every wrestling fan has asked at some point: Why are there some many freakin' ladders backstage at every WWE match? Are there really that many improvement projects going on the bowels of America's areas? Apparently so. Now ladders have become mainstream, set up specifically for tables, ladders, and chairs matches to bring in the crows. Just like a crowd screaming Daniel Bryan's "YES" chant, it's part of the WWE furniture now. Hey, you have be suplexed off something.
1. The Chair
If wrestlers were medieval knights, a chair would be their swords. It's an age-old wrestling weapon. Chairs at wrestling matches pop up like dandelions after a summer rainstorm, ready to be swung at the torso of a smack-talking enemy. The strategic simplicity of the prop is what makes it brutally effective and twisted in beauty.