Although wrestling is scripted and throws, punches and finishers are mostly pulled in a certain way so as to prevent injury, it can sometimes go horribly wrong.
During last night's pay-per-view, wrestler Enzo Amore (real name Eric Arndt) suffered a brutal knockout from a botched Irish Whip by Simon Gotch, a member of the tag-team group The Vaudevillains. As you can see in the video below, Amore's head - specifically his right temple - bounced off the tensioned ropes and knocked him out cold almost immediately. Amore's body went limp and, almost immediately, the match was stopped.
Thankfully, Amore's injuries were only minor and he was released from hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion. Of course, there's a long history of botched stunts in the WWE and WCW. The most infamous being Sid Vicious' on-air leg break, which effectively ended his professional career as a wrestler. The 6'10 wrestler jumped from the top rope and, upon landing, completely broke his leg in half, snapping his tibia and fibula.
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In 1999, wrestler D'Lo Brown performed a running powerbomb on Droz which resulted him having two fractured disks. Droz was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. There's been countless others, including one involving former WWE wrestler X-Pac tearing his actual asshole whilst performing the Bronco Buster.
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