Accidents are probably the most unlucky a part of wrestling. As a lot planning and communication wrestlers have prior and through their matches, there’s at all times a danger of one thing going improper, most leading to critical accidents, sidelining wrestlers for a sure time frame.
Nevertheless, there may be an upside to this: the triumphant return of a wrestler after recovering from their harm. Some take a very long time, however others handle to beat the percentages and are available again sooner than anticipated. Returns from harm have at all times been a optimistic factor in wrestling, however these wrestlers shocked everybody in how rapidly they got here again to the ring.
10 Rey Fenix (Damaged Arm)
The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix & Penta Zero Miedo) have been defending their AEW Tag Staff Titles in opposition to Jurassic Categorical (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) on the January fifth, 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite, the place Rey Fenix dislocated his elbow after taking a chokeslam by Luchasaurus by way of a desk and touchdown on the ground.
Fenix could be sidelined for nearly 5 months, recovering from the harm, however on the April twenty seventh episode of Dynamite, Fenix made his stunning return, serving to Dying Triangle’s assault on the Home of Black.
9 John Cena (Torn Pectoral Muscle)
John Cena has been one of the most to come back from injury in WWE. A type of accidents got here within the type of a torn pectoral muscle throughout a match with Mr. Kennedy on an episode of RAW in 2007.
It was anticipated that Cena would miss a large period of time within the ring, however within the 2008 Royal Rumble, he shocked everybody by making his return simply 4 months later.
8 Triple H (Crushed Throat)
Triple H is understood for powering by way of accidents and ending his matches. A type of cases was within the first ever Elimination Chamber match at Survivor Collection 2002 for the World Heavyweight title.
Throughout the match, Rob Van Dam was trying to carry out the 5-Star-Frog-Splash from the highest of a chamber pod, however he landed awkwardly, crushing Triple H’s throat within the course of. One way or the other, Triple H was in a position to end the match and solely missed a number of weeks of in-ring motion.
7 Kurt Angle (Neck Damage)
Kurt Angle is one of the most talented in-ring performers in wrestling history. Sadly, his profession was additionally riddled with varied neck accidents, since his days as an newbie Olympic wrestler.
On the highway to WrestleMania 19, Angle was set to defend the WWE Title in opposition to Brock Lesnar in the primary occasion. Previous to the match, Angle was instructed of a process to assist heal his neck that did not require surgical procedure. Angle managed to compete at ‘Mania and drop the title to Lesnar, and was out for a number of weeks solely after the medical process.
6 Ric Aptitude (Airplane Crash)
Within the 70s, Ric Aptitude was a rising star within the NWA, honing the persona of the “Nature Boy” that will propel him to legendary standing. This all nearly got here to a screeching halt in October 1975.
Aptitude and some different wrestlers have been in a extreme aircraft crash that brought on the Nature Boy to endure a damaged again and varied different accidents. Docs have been sure that was the tip of Aptitude’s profession as a professional wrestler, however miraculously, he returned six months later to seize the Mid-Atlantic title.
5 Joey Mercury (Damaged Nostril)
Joey Mercury suffered one of the crucial ugly on-screen accidents in WWE. At Armageddon 2006, Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro competed in a Deadly-4-Method ladder match for the tag group championship in opposition to The Hardy Boyz, Dave Taylor and William Regal, and Paul London and Brian Kendrick.
Throughout a spot within the match, Jeff Hardy carried out a leg drop on a ladder that catapulted up, hitting Mercury within the face, shattering his nostril. One way or the other, someway, Mercury returned to the ring solely weeks later.
4 Triple H (Torn Quad, 2007)
That is the second time Triple H has torn a quad muscle, this time, it was on the correct aspect. Precisely 5 years after coming back from his left quad harm, the DX duo of Triple H and Shawn Michaels confronted off in opposition to Rated RKO (Edge and Randy Orton) at New Yr’s Revolution, 2007.
Apparently, Triple H’s quad gave out within the begin of the match, however he nonetheless completed it as a result of that is simply the sort of competitor he was. The restoration course of took seven months, one much less from his earlier restoration on the left quad.
3 Stone Chilly (Damaged Neck)
This was the injury that changed Stone Cold’s career. At SummerSlam 1997, Stone Chilly Steve Austin confronted Owen Hart for the Intercontinental title. Throughout the match, Hart arrange Austin for a piledriver, however Austin’s head was just a few inches too low to be protected and took the devastating transfer at full pressure.
Stone Chilly was paralyzed for just a few moments, however managed to complete the match in clumsy trend, rolling up Owen with minimal effort to win the title. Austin returned three months later to in-ring motion at Survivor Collection 1997, capping off a white-hot run.
2 Luchasaurus (Hamstring Pressure)
Former AEW Tag Staff champion Luchasaurus suffered an harm through the early days of AEW again in 2019. Luchasaurus appeared to get injured whereas getting ready for his tag group match with Jungle Boy in opposition to the Lucha Brothers through the AEW Tag Staff Championship Event.
Fortunately, Luchasaurus returned a month in a while the November thirteenth episode of Dynamite to save lots of Marko Stunt from an assault by the Darkish Order.
1 Mick Foley (A number of Accidents)
There are only a few performers which have sustained extra accidents than the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley. Foley is synonymous with placing his physique on the road for the fan’s leisure, with little regard for his well-being. At King of the Ring 1998, Foley confronted Undertaker in Hell in a Cell, the place he sustained varied accidents.
Foley fell from the highest of the cell and crashed by way of the announce desk, received choke slammed by way of the highest of the cell, and fell on thumbtacks, simply to call just a few spots. Foley suffered a dislocated shoulder, inside bleeding, a concussion, bruised ribs, dislocated jaw, and varied puncture wounds. One way or the other, Foley missed barely any time from the ring and continued to punish his physique all through his profession.