Every major professional wrestler has dealt with an injury that has put them out of action. No one in this business is invincible. And when WWE takes painstaking measures to put disclaimers out about how this business is for professionals and how fans should not try these moves at home, there is a reason for those words of caution.
Still, we do it anyway. Mick Foley used to show us old films of wrestling matches he would have in his backyard as a teenager. Foley knows a thing or two about injuries and sacrificing his body for a title or a match. These wrestlers on this list – the one that shows who had to relinquish a title due to injury – are some of the greatest talents to ever step in a ring, but they are not Superman and they experience pain just like everyone.
Here are five wrestlers who had to give up their titles to deal with devastating injuries.