Please be aware that this is a very serious subject which was highlighted in the aftermath of last week's Raw.
During last weeks Raw, the Nexus group executed their usual repertoire on Ricky Steamboat—clotheslines, 450 splash etc.
It was later revealed that Steamboat was legitimately injured during that angle.
According to LordsofPain.net, Steamboat suffered a neck injury and severe head pain from the attack.
To further that, Steamboat suffered excrutiating pain in his head and neck at an FCW event on Wednesday night. He was rushed to hospital and is rumoured to have suffered a brain aneurysm. A brain aneurysm is basically swelling of the blood vessels around the brain. Steamboat was also diagnosed as having internal bleeding of the brain.
At last word, Steamboat was in intensive care but was described as being in a stable condition.
Now, WWE posted this update on their website:
“According to medical officials, his condition is most likely not related to his performance on Monday night, and Ricky’s medical prognosis is good to excellent.”
WWE really believe that both incidents are unrelated?
It is almost certain that there is a link between the two.
I think it is disgraceful that WWE would potentially (whether they contributed to the injuries or not) put the life of one of the greatest wrestlers ever at risk for the sake of some stupid angle.
I know that Steamboat had to accept the angle and agree to take part, but the ultimate blame lies with WWE for even asking him to do it. WWE should have put Steamboat in the ring with inexperienced rookies. They also shouldn't have put this kind of pressure on the rookies.
I know nothing is confirmed and his injuries are said to be ''not life threatening'' but it is quite possible that Ricky's injuries could have been much worse.
So, WWE, I am begging you, please do not put WWE Hall of Famer's or WWE Legends in danger to further your TV storylines and in an attempt to increase ratings.
The legends/Hall of Famers have already given the business their all. I have no problem with them doing cameos and taking minor bumps like the rest of the legends did last Monday.
But, no legend should have to endure what Ricky endured.
The only good thing to come from this is that I know WWE won't pull something like this again.
All that remains to be said is:
I wish Ricky Steamboat all the best in his recovery and I hope it is a speedy one which involves no complications. I send my support to the Steamboat family during this emotional time. I hope and pray that everything turns out okay.