5 WWE superstars who were forced to retire in their prime
A number of WWE stars have been forced to hang up their wrestling boots whilst they were still in their prime.
Sadly there are a number of WWE stars who were forced to retire in their prime. Wrestling is a career that many superstars know isn't going to be a lengthy one. There are only a handful of WWE stars who have been able to make the career last for a number of decades, which is probably because they are incredibly lucky when it comes to injuries throughout their career.
Some superstars are not as lucky and are forced to hang up their wrestling boots before they are able to achieve all of the things that they once set out to. Wrestling is a dangerous profession and it seems that a number of superstars have been forced to cut their careers short over the past few years because of injuries that has been cause by prolonged abuse on their bodies.
Here are five such superstars.
Edge is a former 11-time World Champion and now a WWE Hall of Famer, but he had only defended his World Championship the week before, at WrestleMania, when he was struck down by the news that he was unable to wrestle again.
Edge had been struggling with an injury for a while and gave an emotional speech on Raw on April 11th, 2011 where he announced that after a number of basic-strength tests and an MRI, he was being forced to retire.
He stated that he had been feeling numbness in his arms for a while and the tests had revealed that he was suffering from cervical spinal stenosis, something that was preventing the WWE doctors from clearing him to compete because of the risk of neck-down paralysis or even death, should he take a hard enough fall. Edge relinquished the Championship and walked away, after more than a decade of being one of the biggest stars of the company.