Former wrestling star Chris Masters turned real-life hero on Tuesday (19Mar13) after saving his mother from a fire at her Los Angeles home.
The athlete, nicknamed The Masterpiece, raced to the property after receiving a call from his panicked uncle claiming a neighbour had suffered a meltdown and locked himself inside house.
The intruder threatened to burn the building down - with Masters' mum inside - if anyone tried to force their way in, and he proceeded to start a blaze as soon as police arrived on the scene.
Masters, real name Chris Mordetzky, used his shear strength to uproot a tree and hurled it through a window where his mother was hiding, allowing him to reach in and rescue her, reports Tmz.com.
Cops arrested the neighbour and he is currently being held on arson charges.
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