There is speculation that Rey Mysterio may have injured himself at the SmackDown tapings this week. It comes as no surprise that Rey is injured for what seems like the millionth time since joining WWE in 2002. His style is one that you wouldn’t expect to lend itself to longevity in wrestling, but if you really think about it, it has. Rey has been wrestling since 1989, way back when he was a 14 year old learning the legendary Lucha libre style. That means that he has been wrestling for coming close to 25-year years depending on whom you ask.
With this in mind, I think it’s time we looked at five people more injury prone than Rey Mysterio.
No list of injured superstars would hold any weight without uttering the name Kevin Nash. Whilst it is true that he hasn’t had a huge list of injuries, he probably has one of the most memorable injuries, Mr. McMahon aside. The injury itself occurred in a 10-man tag team match on RAW and will probably never be forgotten by wrestling fans all over the world. You don’t know what I’m talking about? You’re in for a treat…
Have any of you forgot that Kurt Angle wrestled with a broken freakin’ neck? Oh it’s true, it’s damn true. What’s even more impressive is that it was before he even got into professional wrestling. That was the point at which he really took his body for a ride and didn’t quite know when to scale it back most of the time.
Reports have come out just a few days ago that Kurt Angle has no ACL and probably has been working through it for several years. I won’t pretend to be someone with any kind of knowledge on these sorts of things but that just sounds like it shouldn’t be happening, even to a crazy bastard like Kurt Angle.
I have to confess that Randy Orton’s first injury in the WWE was for the best. It led to him showing his true potential before he was trusted with joining Evolution or becoming the Legend Killer. It was also the first of many shoulder issues for the Viper. We would later learn that Orton had hypermobile shoulders, which means it’s probably not a good idea to be doing this…
Here is an extract of Batista’s early career in WWE.
‘In January 2003, Batista join Triple H, Ric Flair and Randy Orton to form the villainous stable Evolution. Batista, however, was sidelined for much of 2003 after he tore his right triceps muscle at a RAW live event in a tag team match against the Dudley Boyz. While training after the injury, Batista re-tore his triceps, extending his stay on the sidelines’
What this is saying is that Batista was prone to injury from the very beginning. In fairness though, he managed to last till 2006 before hurting himself again. He blamed Mark Henry in his book and called Henry ‘careless’, wait to drop people under the bus. He then tore his left biceps in 2009, this time he didn’t blame anyone. Good job Dave.
Does Mick Foley have a single bone in his body that hasn’t been broken? I know he worked through pretty much all his injuries but I’ll be damned if anyone says he wasn’t injury prone. Asking how many injuries he has had is similar to asking how long a piece of string is.
The match that probably caused the most injuries in a single night to any superstar in the history of wrestling came at King of the Ring 1998. Foley faced off against The Undertaker in one of the most replayed matches of all time. Each and every one of us has seen the Hell in a Cell match enough to last us a lifetime, so here are current WWE superstars and Mick himself talking about there memories of some of his biggest injuries.
– By Michael Owen
Have we missed anyone off the list? You are more than welcome to add your suggestions in the Comments section below!