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The 5 Worst WWE injuries

  • For as talented as WWE Superstars, and their best efforts to protect one another are, some gruesome injuries have taken place in the ring.
Mike Chin
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Modified 09 Oct 2018, 02:43 IST

4. The Rocker Dropper Gone Wrong

A move gone tragically wrong changed an enhancement talent
A move gone tragically wrong changed an enhancement talent's life

The Rockers were a popular and highly skilled tag team who got by and speed, agility, and finesse despite being much smaller than most of the other major acts in WWE in their day. Despite generally being regarded as safe, and Shawn Michaels in particularly being widely considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, they did have one big black mark to their name in WWE.

In late 1990, Marty Jannetty hit the Rocker Dropper on enhancement talent Chuck Austin and broke his neck. Accounts diverge as to whether it was Austin’s mistake, he was misdirected on how to take the move, or if Jannetty actually did something wrong in the execution. Regardless, Austin wound up suing WWE in the years to follow and was awarded an eight figure sum on account of the paralyzing injury that has reportedly caused ongoing pain and health issues for him ever since.

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Published 09 Oct 2018, 02:43 IST
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