When a wrestler decides to add a little “color” to his matches. A wrestler will hide a straight razor in his ring gear, and after he takes a particularly brutal shot to the head, he will cut open his forehead when the audience isn’t looking. Ric Flair was particularly notorious for blading, and he often wore a “crimson mask” by the end of his matches. Blading isn’t the only way that wrestlers bleed, however. Sometimes, people’s foreheads will open up “the hard way,” by planned hits that occur within the match.
Fan #1: “Did you hear that Batista was fined $100K by the WWE for blading in his match against Chris Jericho?”
Fan #2: “WWE takes its PG rating seriously.”