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Injuries: Death Sentence for Young Superstars, Title Shots for Old Ones

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  World Heavyweight Champion Edge walks to the ring during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
Stephan JohnsonContributor IJuly 23, 2009

If you ever go to a live WWE event, don't drink the water! There have been numerous superstars on the active WWE roster that have been side-lined with injuries in recent months, with one of those cases being Edge. Other big names include: John Cena, Batista, Shawn Michaels, and, the now released, Mr. Kennedy to name a few.

Whether they want to or not, the WWE needs to be a little more supportive of their athletes, unlike the releasing of the talented Mr. Kennedy. Although he appeared to be injury prone, he was physically able to compete on a light schedule, but this was something the WWE was unwilling to work with. It has been speculated that Mr. Kennedy will be heading to TNA as soon as his 90-day no-compete clause is up with his ending WWE contract.

As the wrestlers age in this "great" company, they should be given a lighter work schedule. Yes, the fans can be demanding, but the bookers should take into account that older competitors have a tendency to get injured easily. Wrestlers such as Shawn Michaels should be allowed to compete no more than four times a month, two house shows, two televised events.

I do not want to sound harsh, but I believe that if Mr. Kennedy was released for being injury prone, Shawn Michaels and Triple H should be released from an active contract as well. Both of these men seem to be out for a better part of the year every two years. Does the WWE release them? No. Instead the reward them with a title shot when they come back, which isn't right to the wrestlers who have developed in recent months before their arrival.

I would like to see some of the newer talent given a chance to prove they can wrestler in higher spots on the card. Instead we see Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Batista, and John Cena over and over. Until next time, I am going to write a letter demanding that old people be banned from wrestling!

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