It's hard not to get cynical about the carnies and convicts in professional wrestling. I'm something of a dictionary of plausible scumbaggery in the business. It's more important though, to remember that sometimes the people who risk their lives on a daily basis to entertain us are pretty cool.
The recently debuted Solomon Crowe pulled a woman out of a turned over car. Or maybe you remember the time Daniel Bryan decided that returning home from neck rehab was no excuse not to sprint after and choke out burgalers? Well here are a few examples of people who wear spandex for a living saving children and beating up scumbags.
The public transportation vigilante, Daivari
Levin Blair decided that October was a good month to get on the Mineapolis Blue line drunk as shit and try to start a fight. Unfortunately for him he picked the wrong day because he would have to deal with a bad motherfucker.
The one on the left.
After witnessing the man began swearing and threatening passengers Daivari decided it was time to bring him down and literally rear naked choke the piss out of him before tossing the wino out into the street at the next stop. Presumably he had to fight the urge to say “no ticket” as an explanation to everybody else on the train afterward.
Perry Saturn recreates a scene from Robocop
In April of 2004 Perry Saturn was driving his girlfriend home when he noticed what he at first thought was a fight going on inside a parked car. Upon realizing it was two men attempting to restrain a woman against her will he presumably ripped the car door off and began fighting both men.
Your move creep.
After freeing the woman from her would-be rapists Saturn reported to feel a burning sensation in the back of his neck which he wrote off as a small cut or pinch or a mosquito bite. It turned out he had been shot in the back of the neck with a 25 calibur handgun mid-fight and just decide to no-sell it.
Chris Masters tears a fucking tree down to save his mother
Now we get to what I like to call the fire portion of this post. Chris Masters is known for getting one of the biggest pushes at a young age because of Vince McMahon's obsession with bodybuilding. He's also known for being kind of a dick at times, but even steroidal assholes love their mothers.
Masters received a call from his Uncle saying that there was a problem at his mother's house which is really a understated way to say that there was a mad arsonist in the house. A crazy neighbor had barricaded himself inside the house and made good on his threat to set the place on fire. Not wanting to wait for emergency response vehicles Chris grabbed a nearby tree, like out of the ground, and threw it through one of the house's windows. When firefighters finally arrived they found Masters had already rescued his mother and had to go back inside to find the arsonist, probably covered in Masterlock bruises. Chris Masters won't kill you but he doesn't have to save you.
Bam Bam Bigelow has the most ironic act of altruism
Bam Bam Bigelow was a dude who has a distinct look. He wore ring gear covered in flames over his 400 pound frame. His head was bald with flames tattooed on them. When Midway made those WWF fighting games all of his special moves involved pyromancy, which is a good skill to have for a fight.
...or just ECW in general.
It's somewhat fitting then that he would sacrifice his career suffering 2nd degree burns over 40% of his body to save three children from a burning house. He later said the rescue was “the best move I ever made.”
Fray Tormenta literally does God's work
Hey, you know that trope where luchadores have an orphanage to take care of? You can thank Fray Tormenta for that...like to his face because at 69 years old he's still serving mass at his local 17th century built church with his mask on. He actually only retired four years ago. Everything Tormenta made from his decades of lucha went toward the orphanage he founded which has served as the home to 270 children.
When another bishop confronted Tormenta about his career kicking people's asses Tormenta offered to go to the man's house instead of his schedualed match and “you will give me the money to keep this orphange open.” The bishop didn't take him up on this. His life is the inspiration for characters such as King from Tekken, Tizoc from Fatal Fury, Greco from Chrono Cross and Nacho Libre.
More important than Nacho Libre he's also served to inspire one of his orphans to take up the mantle as Fray Tormenta Jr. because sometimes good deeds inspire people just as much as a good match.