Though WWE is often snickered at for being "fake," it has its history of real-life pain and suffering.
Wrestlers do their best to control the violence that entertains us, to protect their fellow performers, but there is only so much they can do.
WWE begins its DVDs with a video warning that states, "injuries can happen at any time."
The wrestlers who have had their necks broken, their muscles torn or their careers ended know exactly how true that is. Some injuries accumulate over time, grinding down a wrestler's body until it is forced to quit.
Edge hung his boots up early thanks to cervical spinal stenosis, a result of spearing rock-solid men and leaping off ladders.
This list focuses on injuries occur in an instant, forcing wrestlers to live up to the adage of "the show must go on" through the pain of torn quads or broken bones.