3. Dangerous Live Wrestling Matches That Had to Be Stopped Due to Injury (WWE).
Wrestling is a dangerous sport, and injuries are common. Even though nobody ever wants to see injuries happen, they do happen occasionally. After all, wrestling is a very physical sport in which competitors risk injury to win. There is a real culture in wrestling that encourages competitors to keep going despite the pain and discomfort to complete matches. Wrestlers typically have such high pain tolerances that they can push through virtually anything during a match. Unfortunately, serious injuries do occur, and when they do, the match must be halted, either temporarily or permanently.
Here are some of those instances:
3. Tegan Nox vs Rhea Ripley (Mae Young Classic, 2018)
Tegan Nox, who had only recently returned after skipping the event the year before due to a knee injury, found this situation to be terribly disappointing and sad. She was doing well and had advanced to the quarterfinals when she suffered a major injury to her second knee from Rhea Ripley. Tegan missed even more time from work since she tore her MCL, ACL, and other ligaments. The Welsh wrestler was upset since she realized right away how horrible things were going to be for her and thus this match was called off right away.
2. Alberto Del Rio vs. Sin Cara
The majority of the occurrences chronicled here were stoppages in play. After Sin Cara dislocated a finger during their match on Raw on August 19, 2013, Alberto Del Rio easily won. In the same way that the original Mistico was the precursor to the modern Caristico, so too was this the first Sin Cara. Triple H touted the former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion’s signing to WWE as a major coup at the time, and expectations were high that he would become the “next” Rey Mysterio for the company.
The majority of the entries on this list are about events that briefly ended a match. On August 19, 2013, Alberto Del Rio and Sin Cara had their battle called off due to Cara’s dislocated finger. As opposed to the earlier Mistico and the present-day Caristico, this was the original Sin Cara. When the former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion joined WWE in 2011, Triple H promoted him as a headline signing with the expectation that he would become the “next” Rey Mysterio for the organization.
1. Brown vs D-Lo Droz (SmackDown, 1999)
D-Lo Brown and Darren Drozdov, aka Droz, squared off at a 1999 WWE SmackDown recording. D-Lo was expected to conclude the contest by dropping his running powerbomb finishing on Droz. However, Droz’s loose shirt hindered D-Lo from obtaining a good grip, and Droz was unable to jump correctly to support the powerbomb because of this. Droz landed on his head as a result, breaking two disks in his neck. The game was stopped right away, and Droz was taken to Nassau County Medical Center right away. A decade later, Droz would regain the majority of his upper body strength after losing all movement below the neck.
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3 Dangerous Live Wrestling Matches That Had to Be Stopped Due to Injury (WWE).
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