Ouch: The Worst Injuries In Professional Wrestling

Stone Cold’s Broken Neck

“Summerslam 1997” found Stone Cold Steve Austin facing Owen Hart for the Intercontinental Championship. During the match, Hart botched a piledriver, which left Austin with a broken neck. As is always arranged in professional wrestling, Austin was supposed to win the match. Somehow, he was able to pull it off, but on the next night on Raw, he was forced to drop both the Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships due to injury. His broken neck even caused him to experience temporary paralysis. Austin is very lucky that it wasn’t more serious. However, he would be out until “Survivor Series 1997.” Unfortunately, this was the first of many neck problems for Stone Cold.