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Ex-WWE Superstar

Saves Mom from Burning House

3/20/2013 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former WWE superstar Chris "The Masterpiece" Masters saved his mother from burning to death by uprooting a tree with his bare hands and using it as a battering ram to enter her house.

Masters -- real name Chris Mordetzky -- tells us, he rushed to his mother's L.A. home yesterday after his uncle called and said a neighbor had gone crazy and barricaded himself inside her house.

When Chris showed up, the neighbor was shouting through the front door that he would burn the place down if anyone tried to gain entry.

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Chris says he tried talking sense into the guy, but he wasn't having it -- so Chris called the cops ... but when they showed up, the neighbor set the house on fire.

Chris jumped into hero mode -- tearing a tree out of the ground and tossing it through a window.

Chris reached through the window and removed his mom from the inferno ... at which point police rushed in and arrested the neighbor on arson charges.

The man is currently still in custody. It's unclear why he snapped.

One thing's for sure ... Chris does a mother proud.

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amazinglybored    

I would have hurt myself trying to uproot the tree and been laying there calling for help for me too.

546 days ago
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WorldsToughestVegan    

I really wanna see how big this tree is

546 days ago
18.

Cheryl A.    

His mom did a great job in the child raising department!

546 days ago
19.

David C    

Nice to see wrestling related stuff in a positive light for once!

546 days ago
20.

JuanRambo    

He should of got the neighbor in 'the masterlock'... Lol

546 days ago
21.

cindy    

I agree

546 days ago
22.

cindy    

It's amazing how the strength and adrenoline kick in when someone's life in danger. For Instance, lifting a car off of someone if they are trapped.

546 days ago
23.

jimmy d    

Great job,i hear Harvey wants to give you oral to your front and back

546 days ago
24.

jeff    

Chris Masters was one of the best wrestlers years ago. I don't know what happened to him, but he was fun to watch. He was a complete @ssh le. He was awesome. THE MASTERLOCK!!!

546 days ago
25.

Krista    

Great job, great man!

546 days ago
26.

Tuna212    

Could you imagine how big this guy would be if he took steroids.Geez,he'd be huge.

546 days ago
27.

latestdiets.net    

well, i guess he has a future in the logging industry.

546 days ago
28.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Wow hat's off to Chris, & I'm glad mama bear is ok. I also hope the neighbor is thrown in a cell, with a lit molotov ****tail.

546 days ago
29.

intrigued    

He's MY hero now!

546 days ago
30.

ron    

good story great ending. and ill bet the neighbor seen the size of the son and said to himself 'i sure hope the cops show up ' lmfao

546 days ago
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