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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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46.

Ellena    

Steroids aren't so bad after all...Good for him. He should come back to the WWE, mainly for eye candy.

496 days ago
47.

rico    

HE WAS JUST TRYING TO BRANCH OUT

495 days ago
48.

osebeyo    

Great! That means those artics, strenght and determination displayed and staged in the ring are desperation of real life. Kudos Chris, the masterpiece!

495 days ago
49.

Dan    

he's so getting laid...
-Oedipus

495 days ago
50.

josh    

im sorry but this article is lying...i've seen videos of cars hitting trees at 100 mph and it DID NOT BUDGE, and ummm a car at 100mph is WAY MORE FORCE than any many in the history of the world has...and so i DO NOT believe he picked a tree ( they weigh thousands of pounds ) out of a ground and threw it through a window, nope, afraid not...

495 days ago
51.

myopinion    

Her son is her angel! I love him even more! Great job...nothing like the love of your son!

495 days ago
52.

jackie    

This guy is amazing, I wish you wouldn't have cut off his story in your phone interview with him. I think I was starting to tear up as he was telling it and you kept cutting him off. I've got goosebumps!

495 days ago
53.

gary masterson    

well u should be proud of yourself well done
gary uk

495 days ago
54.

Anthony    

WWE Comeback!!!

495 days ago
55.

Cainam    

He is a great son who did a great job and saved his mother's life, and people still hate on him. Shut up, he just went through a traumatic moment. Chris, job well done, a true hero and humanitarian, a speedy recovery for your mother and best of luck in your future.

495 days ago
56.

Jack    

If I was him I would've grabbed my Mom and Kicked that other bastard into the fire before I ran out of the house.

495 days ago
57.

StanSki    

Good man!

495 days ago
58.

notta    

Nice job Chris. There is nothing more important in this world then your mom. Nice ****ing job brother!

495 days ago
59.

Syed Ibrahim    

Great heroism, chris.

494 days ago
60.

tom    

glad his mom is ok but why did he need to uproot and tree to put it through a window? a rock or a fist will ****ter a window just as well and is quicker.

487 days ago
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