This week we will look at top five wrestling injuries that screwed up future angles or were just plain ugly. These were in ring injuries nothing outside of a wrestling match. All are personal choices.
Sid Vicious Leg
At the January 2001 WCW pay per view called ‘Sin’, Sid Vicious wrestled Scott Steiner and Jeff Jarrett. During the match, Vicious jumped from the middle rope (Something he wasn’t accustomed to doing) and had all his weight land on one leg snapping it in two. It was a very gruesome injury. So much so, WCW refused to re-air the incident the next day on Nitro.
Bret Hart Concussion
Another WCW entry took place at Starrcade 1999. A one one one match between Goldberg and Bret Hart. During the course of the match, Goldberg delivered a kick that landed squarely on the side of Hart’s head. He suffered a serious concussion that was so severe it ended the full time career of Bret Hart.
Triple H quad
During a tag team match where Triple H teamed with Steve Austin as the ‘Two Man Power Trip‘ against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit on WWE’s Monday Night Raw in May of 2001, Triple H suffered a torn quad mid match. Kudos for Triple H to continue through the pain, but the career threatening injury had him sidelined for nearly 8 months.
Darren Drozdov’s Neck
During a WWF Smackdown television taping in October of 1999, Darren ‘Droz’ Drozdov wrestled D-Lo Brown. D-Lo was ready to deliver a running powerbomb on Droz, when he slipped dropping Drozdov on his head. Droz suffered two fractured vertebrae in his neck and sadly became a quadriplegic due to the injuries sustained that night.
On October 22nd, 2001, the heart and soul of the Japanese promotion FMW…Hayabusa faced off against Mammoth Sasaki. During their match, Hayabusa went for a springboard moonsault, but slipped on the middle rope landing on the top of his head. Hayabusa suffered two broken vertebrae. Hayabusa was rendered paralyzed ending his great career and possibly shortening his life as he passed away 15 years later in 2016 at the age of 47 of a cerebral hemorrhage. In any case, a very unfortunate and tragic incident.