WWE: The 10 Wrestler Injuries with the Worst Possible Timing
Every wrestler strives to be the Champion, and every wrestle will get injured at some during their wrestling career, whether it is a minor injury or a major injury is a different matter.
Some wrestlers are lucky and go through their career only having minor injuries and no major injuries, whereas other wrestlers are not so lucky and end up having several serious injuries or even worse, get injured at the worst time.
For a wrestler to get injured at a turning point in their career is not only frustrating for them, but also for the fans. You wait months to see your favorite wrestler become Champion, and then they get injured and have to be sidelined for several months.
Injuries are wrestlers' and fans' worst enemy. Not only do they ruin a good storyline, but they also stall a wrestler's career, and sometimes they even prevent the wrestler from getting their chance to shine that they once were promised.
Some wrestlers even put off surgery or taking time of to heal wounds because they are so dedicated to wrestling and the fans. Obviously it is not recommend by doctors to postpone nagging injuries in a bid to please the fans, but no one appreciates wrestlers' dedication to their job more than the wrestling fans.
In a perfect world, wrestlers would never get injured and everyone would be happy, but unfortunately that is not how things roll in the wrestling business. Wrestlers will always get injured.
So in light of this rather frustrating matter, what else is there to do than to write an article about the top 10 wrestlers injuries with the worst timing? Here is a list of the 10 most frustrating injuries in WWE that happened at the worst and most annoying time.
(Note: This slideshow focuses on the last 10 years in WWE and is in no particular order)
Edge – Cervical Spinal Stenosis
In April 2011 things were going well for Edge. Things were going really well. He was the reigning World Heavyweight Champion and was on top of his game. There just seemed to be no slowing him or so it seemed. On the 11th of April edition of Raw Edge announced that he was forced to retire due being diagnosed with Cervical Spinal Stenosis which, if he continued to wrestle could paralysis him from neck down or even lead to an early death.
Lita - Broken Neck
In 2002 Lita broke her neck when filming a fight scene for Dark Angle. It was at this time WWE planned to give her a big push but due to her injury she had to take a year out from wrestling to recover.
Triple h – Torn quadriceps muscle
In May 2001 Triple H tore his left quadriceps muscle. This quickly ended the McMahon-Helmsley era and HHH missed all of the Invasion storyline (although some may see this as a blessing in disguise for him!)
John Cena – Torn Pectoral Muscle
In October 2007 Cena suffered a torn pectoral muscle during a match with Mr. Kennedy and required surgery. At the time he was the longest reigning WWE Champion in over 19 years. But due to his injury he had to vacant the title.
Beth Phoenix – Fractured Mandible
Beth debuted on Raw in May 2006 as a fan favorite attacking Mickie James. She seemed to be a promising star for the women’s division, however less than a month later she fractured her mandible and took a year out of action to recover.
Randy Orton – Broken Collarbone
In 2008 Randy Orton broke his collarbone in a match against Triple H. Then when Orton finally got the medical clearance to wrestle again he re-injured himself in a motorcycle incident and was kept out of action for even longer.
Mr. Kennedy or Ken Kennedy : Numerous Injuries
Mr. Kennedy was in WWE for four years and during his time with the company he suffered from several injures on numerous occasions. All of his injures seemed to happen at the worst time and he eventually got released from the company and missed his chance to shine.
Kurt Angle – Broken Neck
Angle broke his neck during in 2003 whilst feuding with Brock Lesnar. He was the WWE Champion at the start of the year but eventually lost the belt to Lesnar at Wrestlemanina. He then took time away from the ring to have surgery and heal.
Batista/John Cena – Torn hamstring/Herniated Disc in Neck
Batista challenged John Cena for the WWE Championship at Summerslam and was successful, however he tore his hamstring and Cena injured his neck and was forced out of action.
Christian – Ankle Injury
2011 was going well for Christian as he finally became the World Heavyweight Champion. Fresh of the loss of belt he then went into a heated feud with Sheamus that brought both wrestlers to the top of their game. However, in November 2011 whilst on the WWE European tour Christian suffered an ankle injury, which will leave him out of action for an indefinite amount on time.