As the East Coast of the United States gears up for a very stormy weekend, WWE.com has the flashlights and batteries checked, plenty of food and water, and a gigantic stash of WWE DVDs and Magazines at the ready as we look back at 10 Mother Nature moments, when Superstars embraced her power as their own, or WWE tangled with nature's powerful punch.As the WWE Universe gears up for a "Perfect Storm" at SummerSlam when Triple H and Brock Lesnar face off for the first time in one-on-one competition, WWE.com has the flashlights and batteries checked, plenty of food and water, and a gigantic stash of WWE DVDs and Magazines at the ready as we look back at 10 Mother Nature moments, when Superstars embraced her power as their own, or WWE tangled with nature's powerful punch.
Earthquake & Typhoon
There was no tag team in 1990s WWE with the power, strength and brute force of The Natural Disasters. Tipping the scales at a combined 800 lbs., opponents’ legs trembled as these two behemoths left a path of destruction in their wake on their way to the World Tag Team Title in 1992. (MORE EARTHQUAKE
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Stratus clouds are considered flat, hazy and featureless -- exactly the opposite opinion of what some in the WWE Universe consider
the greatest WWE Diva of all time. The colorful Canadian won seven WWE Women’s Championships, and can be seen knocking the haze out of contestants as a trainer on "WWE Tough Enough." ( MORE TRISH
STAND BACK! Gregory Helms, mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Globe, turned into a force to be reckoned with in a flash of green light. WWE’s favorite superhero claimed six titles in WWE during his pursuit of righteousness, with a slew of super-sidekicks at his side. ( MORE HURRICANE
This Icelandic volcano makes our list due to the havoc it caused WWE Superstars on a post-WrestleMania European Live Tour in 2010. The ash cloud from the volcano grounded nearly all air traffic in and out of Europe. In fact, it even stranded Raw Superstars in Belfast, Northern Ireland, leaving SmackDown Superstars to perform in their place on a live Raw episode back in the States. ( WATCH SUPERSTARS' RETURN HOME
In Your House: Beware of Dog
In May 1996, a powerful thunderstorm took out the power at the Florence Civic Center in South Carolina, taking WWE’s live pay-per-view event off the air after only two matches. Two nights later, “Beware of Dog 2” was broadcast from Charleston, S.C., to deliver the promised card to the pay-per-view audience. Unfortunately, it also delivered the Million Dollar Man a turbulent departure, as Steve Austin lost a Strap Match to Savio Vega, resulting in his manager’s dismissal (as the future “Stone Cold” had planned, it was later revealed).
There was never a cloudy day when the vivacious Sunny hit the ring. This WWE Hall of Fame manager helped tag teams shine, coaching them to championship gold. She also brightened many AOL users day as one of most downloaded women in 1996. ( MORE SUNNY
If we can be serious for a minute, this stern, somewhat-overcast Superstar hailing from Calgary (dramatic pause
), Alberta, Canada, used his lighting-sharp reflexes and technical ability to turn title opportunities into gold. Storm held WWE and WCW titles 10 times during his illustrious career before retiring from the WWE ring in 2004. ( MORE STORM
This cool customer arrived in WCW in 1996 with one of the most elaborate entrances of any ring warrior to date. Fans in the arena felt the sub-zero chill as blue laser beams bounced about the arena and the martial arts master made it snow indoors. Alas, like the spring thaw, Glacier’s run in WCW ran cold in 1999. ( MORE GLACIER
The Texas Tornado
With a Hall of Fame family pedigree, the Tornado blew into WWE in 1990, earning a surprise SummerSlam Intercontinental Title Match against Mr. Perfect. One cyclonic Tornado Punch and the lights went out on Perfect’s reign as champion. ( MORE TORNADO
Only the second time for WrestleMania to be held under open skies, WrestleMania XXIV was billed as “The Biggest WrestleMania Under the Sun.” Except Mother Nature decided to shower the Citrus Bowl crowd of 74,635 with a short-lived rainstorm during the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. The quick sprinkle did nothing to cool down the heated rivalries settled in Orlando, and still remains the only precipitation to fall on the Biggest Stage in Entertainment!