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5 Wrestlers who died inside the ring

Pratyay Ghosh
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Misawa is widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time.
Misawa is widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time.

One of the dumbest thing that non-wrestling fans always say is that “wrestling is fake”. Just because the result is predetermined, it doesn’t take away from the fact that wrestlers put their body through hell for the fans.

The outcome may be predetermined but the dangers and injuries are real. The athleticism is real. And, there are have been times that wrestlers have had career ending injuries. There have even been tragic deaths inside the ring.

#5 Danette Wolfe

Wolfe wrestled in the 50’s. A pro wrestling prodigy, she was earmarked to be the successor of wrestling legend Mildred Burke. However, it wasn’t meant to be.

Just 6 months after she started her wrestling career, she was booked to fight twice in one night at a show. She lost her first match after a body slam and later complained of a terrible headache. Regardless, she went on to wrestle again in a tag-team match. During the match, she made an unplanned tag out and collapsed on the apron.

Wolfe was taken to hospital but later passed away. Cause of death was determined to be a brain haemorrhage. She was just 18.

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