WWE NXT Referee Tom Castor Finishes Match After Breaking Leg on Video

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2019

Wrestlers fight during a show at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, as part of the WrestleMania Revenge Tour, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) European tour, on April 22, 2016.  / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
THOMAS SAMSON/Getty Images

Referee bumps have long been a part of professional wrestling. NXT referee Tom Castor inadvertently took things to an extreme during a house show Thursday night.

Castor was officiating a match between Velveteen Dream and Tyler Breeze when he broke his leg. Despite the injury, Castor counted the pinfall. Twitter user Michael Davis shared video of the match (warning: video contains profanity and graphic scenes):

A number of WWE personnel commented on the incident (warning: graphic photo included):

Although less common for referees, fans have heard numerous stories of wrestlers gutting through serious injuries to finish a match as planned.

Triple H tore his quad in a 2001 tag team match against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit, yet he still allowed Jericho to lock in the Walls of Jericho. Stone Cold Steve Austin broke his neck in a singles bout against Owen Hart at SummerSlam 1997. Brock Lesnar suffered a concussion in the main event of WrestleMania XIX after landing wrongly on a shooting star press.

Castor has now carved out his own corner in the WWE's grittiest performances.

Related

    Latest Backstage Wrestling Rumors 👂

    🙌 Why Taker could pick Styles for Mania 🤠 JBL to enter the Hall of Fame 👀 Raven the leader of The Dark Order? ➡️ Tap for more rumors

    WWE logo
    WWE

    Latest Backstage Wrestling Rumors 👂

    Erik Beaston
    via Bleacher Report

    AEW Tops NXT in Ratings Battle for 8th Straight Week

    WWE logo
    WWE

    AEW Tops NXT in Ratings Battle for 8th Straight Week

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Samoa Joe Injured During Commercial Shoot

    WWE logo
    WWE

    Report: Samoa Joe Injured During Commercial Shoot

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    NXT vs. Dynamite: Who Won the Feb. 19 Wednesday Battle?

    WWE logo
    WWE

    NXT vs. Dynamite: Who Won the Feb. 19 Wednesday Battle?

    Jonathan Snowden
    via Bleacher Report