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5 Superstars who bled during ladder matches

Ladder matches can be bloody affairs.

Ladder matches can lead to serious injuries with long term effects

Wrestling is a tough business that requires wrestlers to put their bodies through intense punishment on a day-to-day basis. If that wasn’t bad enough, there are brutal gimmick matches like cage matches and hell in a cell matches, but no match is as tough on wrestler’s bodies as the ladder match.

Ladder matches have brought us a plethora of wonderful moments over the years – from the iconic WrestleMania X match between Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels to Jeff Hardy almost upsetting The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship to CM Punk finally shattering the proverbial glass ceiling with his two Money in the Bank wins.

With the Money in the Bank ladder match coming up this weekend, let’s take a look at some of the risks wrestlers take during ladder matches. Here are 5 times wrestlers bled during ladder matches.


5) Chris Jericho - No Mercy 2008

Jericho lifet the match bloodied but still the World Heavyweight Champion

Chris Jericho was in the middle of his famous heel run in 2008 when he took on Shawn Michaels in a ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship on 5th October 2008. Jericho and Michaels took each other to the limits. When it finally looked like Michaels was going to win, Lance Cade came out and distracted him for long enough for Jericho to take out Michaels and steal the win.

As he lifted his head, a part of it was crimson,- covered in his blood. The price of victory.

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