WWE Star Saves Mom: Chris 'Masterpiece' Masters Pulls Her From Burning House

Image: WWE Star Saves Mom: Chris 'Masterpiece' Masters Pulls Her From Burning House 2007 photo of wrestling star Chris Masters battling Chuck Palumbo in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 08:27 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Chris “The Masterpiece” Masters saved his mom from her burning Los Angeles home Tuesday night, reportedly uprooting a tree with his bare hands and ramming it into the house to gain access and rescue her, TMZ reported.

The 6-foot-4-inch, 265-pound wrestler, whose real name is Chris Mordetzky, said that a panicked phone call from his uncle revealed his mother's neighbor barricaded himself inside her house and warned bystanders that he would burn it down if anyone attempted to enter.

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Masters reportedly rushed to the scene and tried to talk the neighbor out of the house. After Masters couldn't convince him to leave, he called the police.

When authorities arrived, the man set fire to the home with the mother inside.

As his adrenaline pumped from watching the flames spread, Masters said, he uprooted a nearby tree and used it to smash in a window, allowing him to grab his mother from the inferno with the help of police.

The neighbor was subsequently arrested on arson charges.

It is unknown what triggered the neighbor's apparent meltdown.

Master's tweeted his sense of relief.

"(I) pulled down a tree to bust my mom's windows open and get her out of the house. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. (A******) got his from me!!! And is in jail as I type this. Moms resting comfortably with me at my place," he wrote.

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Masters, 30, is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and wrestles in the India-based Ring Ka King circuit. His contract with the WWE ended in August 2011.

The pro-wrestler made his debut in the WWE in 2005, where he appeared on WWE "Raw" as a vain villain, known for constantly drawing attention to his muscular physique by striking bodybuilding poses in the ring.

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