Ouch: The Worst Injuries In Professional Wrestling

Stone Cold’s Broken Neck

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.

Triple H’s Torn Quad

Triple H’s Torn Quad

On the May 21, 2001 episode of “Raw Is War,” Triple H would completely tear his quad during a tag team match against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit. The quadricep is one of the biggest muscles of the body so having such an injury can be extremely painful and leave one nearly unable to move. Because of this injury, Triple H was out of action for over eight months. He would make his wrestling return at the 2002 “Royal Rumble” PPV, which led to him winning the Royal Rumble match. Triple H tore his quad again at the 2007 “New Year’s Revolution” PPV.