these threads are always fun
As for me? I'm gonna split this up far more than asked for, because I don't have anything better to do.
Current WWE badasses
Undertaker - Seriously, all you need to do to see proof of this is watch other wrestlers talk about him. I'm pretty sure that HBK is still scared of Taker, as is Big Show, and Jericho
Chris Jericho - From (reportedly) taking down Goldberg backstage, to the vids of him in Japan and Mexico, Jericho can take one hell of a beating, and can legit fight. Also all the people I have ever heard stories of him beating up on have been a lot bigger than Y2J. The man is like a pit bull, he just locks on and takes you down.
C.M. Punk - I love the kid in this thread that is certain he can take out Punk. I don't know if his Muay Thai or BJJ background is true, but I do know that the man can take a fantastic amount of punishment without problems, and that counts for a hell of a lot.
Brock Lesnar - Honestly I don't know if he is actually signed right now or not, and I haven't watched WWE in like a month so I am way behind :P However Lesnar is a multiple time UFC HW champ, as well as an NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion, so I think his "badass credentials" are fairly well set.
Booker T - Robbing a store with a gun doesn't make you tough, however I am certain the prison time did. Also there is the report of him whipping on Batista, and a few other wrestlers have constantly named him as a man with whom one did not fuck.
Current TNA Badasses
Kurt Angle - Love him or hate him, the man won the fucking gold medal with a broken neck. That is about one of the most badass things I have ever heard. everything else in his past just adds to that. NCAA division 1 champ as well, if I am not mistaken, and known in the WWE locker room as someone you didn't fuck with either.
Devon - Probably the nicest wrestler I ever got to meet, also his hand is bigger than my head. Another one where even without any "backstage stories" you know is one tough son of a bitch.
my favorite badasses from ages past
Ken Shamrock - Wasn't he the UFC champ back when the UFC was basically a dog-fight with humans? Honestly I wonder if the whole "Ken Shamrock just snapped and is attacking everyone" gimmick was just there to cover for when he had a PTSD attack and thought he was back in the cage.
Harley Race - Seriously, no explanation needed. To this day I would not want to fight Harley Race, because he would straight out end your shit.
Eddie Guerrero - In all the current "OMG CM Punk hit a fan!" Drama I was surprised that nobody brought Eddie up. his book talks about him dealing with fans pulling shit in the crowd and attacking him and shit, as well as other wrestlers thinking that they can play "Stretch the mexican" which never went well for them.
Fritz Von Erich - just watch some of his work, he seemed like the kinda guy that if you decided you didn't want to do the job, he would just beat your ass for real.