Sunday, April 26, 2015

Injury-prone wrestlers

Hi Scott. Big fan of yours since the golden age of the WWE (2000).

I wanted to ask you a question: Who are, in your opinion, the most injury-prone wrestlers in the business? And on the other side of the coin, who are the most injury inducing wrestlers you've seen?

Finally, do you think being injury-prone effects a wrestler's status in the company? It seems like the WWE brass lost faith in Daniel Bryan partially because he was out with a neck injury for 6+ months after giving him a huge push.

​Well, Bob Orton was walking around with a broken wrist for like 15 years, so he really has to be up there.  How did he keep getting cleared by the medical staff?  ​

961 comments:

  1. Why dont they just make the plane out of the same stuff they make the indestructible black box out of?

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  2. Ahmed Johnson.

    End thread.

    Or, if he was around to say it: "UND! TRUD!"

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  3. Y does Stingr tidal match?

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  4. SOMEBODY GONBA GET HIS ASS WHIPPED!

    That somebody was usually Mark Henry himself.

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  5. Wow, from IC title match to pre show match against the most recent call up from the farm system. That, in theory is a pretty good demotion.

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  6. Edge was AWFUL for this. Every other month he was hurt. Often for months st a time. Probably hurt him more than anything.

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  7. To be fair to WWE, it wasn't a planned demotion. He's collateral damage.

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  8. Rey Mysterio
    Mark Henry
    Wade Barrett
    .....Daniel Bryan (?)

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  9. New England Style, aka "Sensible Shit Style"

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  10. Randy Orton's shoulders seem to be made of styrofoam.

    Kennedy/Anderson seemed like he was tearing a new muscle every 6 months. Weird, given that he never, ever, superdoublepinkyswear used steroids. Huh.

    Rey Mysterio's knees and legs were/are bubblegum-coated balsa wood.

    Nash's quads/knees.

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  11. The same reason that a flimsy Kia is safer than a hulking 60's Thunderbird. The weaker body collapses and absorbs the shock that would otherwise be transferred to the passenger after a crash.

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  12. I doubt the claim that tonight is the first televised Russian Chain Match. Even if you claim RUSSIAN chain match is different from a Chain Match, there have been others before now with Koloff

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  13. I'm not aware if Neville and Barrett ever crossed paths on the indies before arriving in WWE. I'm hoping that they did and are eager for a chance to tear it up in front of a big crowd.

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  14. Are you diabetic, or have some other reason why you need a meal to survive three hours?

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  15. .."updates throughout the night" Here's a tinfoil hat special: They're so scared of crowd revolt they're going to cover their bases, tease updates, have Barrett come out mid show and insist the belt should be his.....have Bryan come out "wounded" and win, with the mystery angle being BS out of Chicago fear

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  16. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 26, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    The only correct answer to this is Edge.

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  17. I would still think that as the number one contender to a title you would warrant a little better. Especially with a slot obviously opened on the main card.

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  18. Edge kept getting injured at inopportune times. Right when he was transitioning to a main eventer in '03, then 2 month after he became the tippy top guy of SmackDown, then tore his Achilles when he and Edge were gonna be what ended up as JeriShow

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  19. Gee guys I wonder if Kane helps Rollins.

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  20. ANyone else watching the youtube preshow? And if so is the HD not working for you because it isn't for me.

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  21. They clearly haven't decided what they want to do with the title.
    I'd argue the tag title match is more deserving of the slot on the card than a thrown together Barrett/Neville match.

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  22. Which is better: chain match, bullrope match, or dog collar match?

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  23. Was the tag match the original preshow?

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  24. I'm always surprised the Pre-show doesn't stream on WWE.COM so they could put a link to the sign up page right next to it.

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  25. Hoping Orton wins tonight.

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  26. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Chain on a pole.

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  27. Clash 3 had Koloff vs Morton I believe. On TBS.

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  28. Yes, it has been pushed up to the main card because of the Neville/Barrett match being on the pre-show.

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  29. Ah, Biker Chain match. The one with Lesnar and Taker was decent.

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  30. I guess I'll turn the show on for background noise, but I don't know if I care about any of these matches.

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  31. Remember how last year they had a WeeLC match on the preshow?
    I miss comedy matches on PPVs, i think the levity makes for a better overall show.

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  32. Oh, ok. I didn't realize that and I agree. That does seem fair.

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  33. Bring back the Dragon Chi Match!

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  34. Odds of "it was a plan all along, that is BRILLIANT Maggle!" as the last words before we fade to black -

    2/1

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  35. Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal taking sick bumps in a match they weren't in was some fun stuff.

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  36. THAT WOULD BE HORRIBLE BOOKING!!!!

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  37. Nothing says extreme quite like banning moves.

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  38. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    It would've been better if they did dog collar style.

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  39. Some of the old gimmicks just wouldn't work as well today; Rich the Bruiser wouldn't be any good.

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  40. One Hold Barred match

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  41. "He might have to pull out something new something old..." is he getting married?

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  42. How did Bob Orton keep getting cleared to wrestle?

    He was the first successful recipient of Dr. James Andrews' tapeitupectomy.

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  43. I miss when injured IC champs would honor their PPV obligations and defend in -***** matches.

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  44. MABEE AS A MIDCARDER NUT TEH MAIN EVUNT!

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  45. It seems rather transparent, maybe even 3/2 odds

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  46. Carrying on the indelible spirit of WCW Uncensored.

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  47. I want Bayley in a dog collar match.

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  48. Chicago already chanting New Day Sucks all on their own.

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  49. There aren't any Extreme Rules matches at Extreme Rules are there?

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  50. So we know that Payback will have Kane facing either Rollins or Orton dependant on if he turns tonight.
    I'm really hoping he ends up facing Orton so Rollins can have a title match against a better opponent.

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  51. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    \_0___/

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  52. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    And I want Sasha.

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  53. Didn't see that leaked TV spot, eh?

    Hint - CHOO CHOO

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  54. Holy shit had I not stopped by here, I never would have remembered this was tonight.

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  55. Is there some sort of scientific explanation for headaches being way more common on Sundays?

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  56. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Renee Young is literally the only reason I bother with these fucking pre-shows anymore.

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  57. Hangovers from Saturday?

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  58. Renee mentions the Blackhawks, gives a shoutout to Duncan Keith....Punk begins rethinking everything.

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  59. Street Fight is pretty much the same thing, but I agree it seems strange.
    Make either the Divas or tag match Extreme Rules, add something different from the same match we've already seen on tv

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  60. Every time I hear Duncan Keith, I think of that song "I Know What You're Doing"

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  61. Punk's writing a Drax (GotG) solo comic. I'm not a Marvel guy by any means, but I'll be checking this out.

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  62. "Barely Breathing", 90s kids represent

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  63. Naomi is heel now? Is she working an angry black woman gimmick? "AH NAW SHE DIT INT!" :: Head shake thing ::

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  64. Naomi must be heel, she's wearing Black leather.

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  65. Judging from Naomi's outfit, she's a face tonight.

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  66. Punk beings rethinking cause he hasn't slept with Renee yet. Trades AJ to Ambrose for Renee.

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  67. I saw that... good for him to be doing all the stuff he likes to do.

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  68. Damn Naomi has some serious abs.

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  69. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Naomi fine as hell.

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  70. "Everybody hated Melina"

    Shaaaaaaaaade

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  71. He's facing A-Train?

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  72. Some serious ass too.

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  73. Yeah that hasn't always been the case has it? She looks shredded.

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  74. Lol at Booker still burying Melina.

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  75. That's a shoot brother.

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  76. Ambrose immediately comes to the commentary table to stake his territory, clearly worried about Renee's Blackhawks mention.

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  77. Get Dean a new mic please!

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  78. Orton seemed like he was getting injured every year, but that seemed to have stopped recently.

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  79. The crowd is jacked.

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  80. Ambrose is so 90's looking... I bet he just came from a Mudhoney concert.

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  81. Well *I* go to Chicago for deep dish pizza.

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  82. Naomi is kind of crap interview.

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  83. Touch me I'm SICK

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  84. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Yeah, not really shade when it's true.

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  85. Punk: "Jake Roberts put his snake on your face, well I'm gonna put my snake on Renee's"

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  86. Harper should totally use the power bomb as his finisher.

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  87. It's funny: Some trolls start a hashtag #FeministsAreUgly and feminists respond by posting half naked pictures of themselves. Well played trolls.

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  88. "They banned piledrivers?"

    Ambrose is zany.

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  89. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    I stashed a fat nug of some fire tree in my room somewhere and now I can't remember where I hid it. Goddamnit...

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  90. I bet he has both the No Alternative and If I Were A Carpenter CD's in his car.

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  91. I can't think of anyone using any kind of powerbomb as a finisher at the moment.

    (waits for someone to correct me)

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  92. When I was a teenager I had a great spot in my closet ceiling to stash stuff.

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  93. "One of the nerd favorites kissing someone's ass in front of a nerd crowd...this is gonna be GREAT, pal!"

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  94. Renee looking much cuter than she did at 'Mania. I am glad someone checked the suggestion box.

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  95. Me either. Owens uses the pop-up version, but the straightforward power bomb is ripe for a reappearance.

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  96. Very brave children's voices in Chicago, lol.

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  97. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    I wanna curb stomp a femiNAZI from my college.

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  98. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    When I was a kid I had this big medical book that was hollowed out and I hid all my shit in that.

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  99. I'm wondering if the Sheamus/Ziggler feud is going to lead to a Hair Vs Hair match.
    That would make far more sense than a Kiss My Arse match.

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  100. Nice recent comparison, Byron.

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  101. Brian Bosworth?

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  102. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    You should put your dong in her mouth, that'll shut her up.

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  103. Any dong to mouth opportunity should be taken.

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  104. "Steph, this is clearly your queendom...what will you name it?"

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  105. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Dolph probably wouldn't be facing this downward-sloping career trajectory if he could pry himself away from Twitter for 15 minutes.

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  106. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Like, the feminists hate her. The other feminists are cool with everyone, except that little cunt.

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  107. The Steph interview only matters if Jericho calls her a trashbag ho before asking if Macho got her started.

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  108. HowmuchdoesthisguyweighApril 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Mysterio
    Angle
    Edge
    Mark Henry
    Christian
    Barrett
    Orton
    Bryan
    And kinda cena

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  109. There should have been over/under on how many times Renee said "arse".

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  110. I'm not gonna criticize his THAT'S A SHOOT BRUTHA tweets about Sheamus over the weekend, lol.

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  111. Big Steph, The Authority seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?

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  112. I'm 6'6", 300 pounds, and have even less neck than Brock Lesnar...

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  113. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    "Little cunt"... Yeah, your English is definitely getting better.

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  114. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    "Stephanie, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?"

    "Yes, I would, Kent."

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  115. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Fuck that little cunt, she looks a doll.

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  116. *Principal Nash sees wrecked student area after lunch*

    ARGH MY QUAD

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  117. Punk is Minnesota and Ambrose is Cleveland in that deal.

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  118. "I brought my own mic!"

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  119. So I guess Toronto has pretty much given up.

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  120. *flips ATV*

    ARGH MY QUAD

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  121. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Why do you think she's married to HHH, she has a thing for old guys.

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  122. Any chance Caliber sent a audition in for Tough Enough?

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  123. Well said, Renee Young. I like that they're punishing people for shooting videos vertically.

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  124. Like all of their sports teams. They all say D'oh.

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  125. He'd be leaving money on the table if he didn't.

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  126. Yeah the crazy feminists are annoying as fuck. But it's best to ignore them for the most part. So am I just getting older or are more feminists seeming to get crazier?

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  127. Kane is working Roman on house show, coming up

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  128. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Fuck her? Is she going to be in NY in the near future? I'll give her a tour of the beer cooler, if you catch my drift...

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  129. Ugh a last man standing match? If ever there was a stip that should go away.

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  130. Ahmed Johnson was up there too. Tons of pushed derailed due to injuries.

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  131. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    I'm gonna tell you from my experience, from the exception of that little cunt, they're all nice people with reasonable arguments.

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  132. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Hey, at least it's a shark cage match. Or a Russian chain match.

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  133. http://www.harkavagrant.com/?id=341

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  134. If the Chicago crowd goes creative and, along with the END THIS MATCH chant, starts counting REALLY FAST to 10 when a count starts...that'd be hilarious.

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  135. All those poor schmucks who don't realize they don't meet Vince's fap criteria.

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  136. I'm not down with the pit hair. I even find pit hair on guys odd.

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  137. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Still waiting on the mythic "fuck you both" chant.

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  138. You know when people say 'I don't dislike Roman, I hate the way he's been pushed', yeah well I dislike him. He's shit.

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  139. LMS is the worst... it is literally one guy laying there, one guy standing there, and the ref trying to make counting to 10 dramatic.

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  140. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    I hope Chad Bryant sent one.

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  141. I like the gimmick. For every bad match where the gimmick hurt the math overall, there is an amazing match that the gimmick only improved.

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  142. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    The ones I met are all shaved.

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  143. Bah I wanted to make this joke but couldn't remember his fucking name.

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  144. Ugh, Reigns/Big Show is LMS? That is gonna get SHIT on by the Chicago crowd.

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  145. Well, to be fair, he was JUST out with another injury.

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  146. Hey, I haven't been shy in my opinion of the man, lol.

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  147. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    "You say feminists are ugly, huh? HOLD UP, BRO. LET ME GET OUT THESE TITTIES."

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  148. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    HITC needs to go away.

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  149. HITC would be fine if it were used randomly and correctly.

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  150. Elimination Chamber too.

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  151. "This is going to get ugly"
    Another shoot comment. They're going off script tonight.

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  152. ABQ police just tweeted out that can't confirm Jon Jones is in custody but they can confirm they are investigating.




    That kind of confirms it right? If this was just a rumor, why would you investigate?

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  153. This crowd is jacked! They're louder during the pre-show than most cards are during the main event.

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  154. Thaddeus MountainApril 26, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Chicago is not going to be kind tonight. The Punk chants have already started.

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  155. CM Punk! CM Punk!

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  156. Mitch, The GodfatherApril 26, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Part of something for the first time in his career?

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  157. "I should have went over at Wrestlemania 19" will be next.

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  158. Jesus, that Punk chant drowned out mic'd up Booker.

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  159. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Of course. But it's not.

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  160. What's happening? Been offline all day.

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  161. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    That needed to be a total Goldberg-esque "get in/get out" squash, not a protracted thing where both guys lay around. The lull in between counts is pretty much BEGGING fans to start chanting.

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  162. What's with these weird cuts between Reigns/Show and Rollins/Kane promos? Is this happening to anyone else?

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  163. Yeah, pretty much every femist I have known has been cool and nice. Just hearing about some of the antics of the younger feminists have made me wonder if I'm just getting too old.

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  164. Stupid stupid stupid!

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  165. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    That needs to go away just for the safety factor.

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  166. But that's not the math' fault... LMS just sucks by its very nature.

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  167. Allegedly Jon Jones was arrested after being involved in a 3 car accident. He fled the scene, cocaine was found in his car.

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  168. Plus, it sounds like the result of a night of Taco Bell and Coors.

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  169. ThebrazilianpsychoApril 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    There is fanatism in all movements. I'm left guy, that doesn't mean I'm on board with everything.

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  170. Brat Wyatt zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  171. Speak to me Wyatters?

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  172. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    If WWE is going to continue not listening to fans, then they simply need to stop coming to places like Chicago. Then again, smark cities are the only places where the product ever looks over.

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  173. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I feel the same way about Ironman matches.

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  174. Do you guys have any idea who the sound guy is on these messages?

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  175. I did answer. Thought long and hard about how to troll the blog with it, too. Let's not diminish my efforts here.

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  176. That hashtag is the equivalent of "Hello Dean? You're a stupidhead!" I only get mad when the respondents put up pictures of Beyonce. Fuck the Beyhive. Buncha losers.

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  177. The Dana White media friends have been strangely silent all day today.

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  178. cabspaintedyellowApril 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    "The buckets, Undertaker! When you look into the depths of your soul, you will see that buckets amass. The vibrations of the universe are settling in rhythm with your failures. But when you look deep into the bucket, and its bottomless abyss, what will comfort you then, Undertaker? What will comfort you then?"

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  179. Mitch, The GodfatherApril 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    I guess I already missed the tag team match.

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  180. First Blood would've been better and just have Reigns murder Big Show.

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  181. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Dude, that's fucked up. Don't insult the good name of Taco Bell by associating them with Coors.

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  182. Nope it's on the main card.

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  183. Cole's not dead anymore?

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  184. Why stop coming when it is a sell out every time?

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  185. Give us some Bad News about DB, get some heat.

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  186. I wish Hulk Hogan matches would come back. Hogan doesn't have to wrestle them - but I want to see someone no sell and laugh at Cena's finisher.

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  187. You can't kill Cole. He's outlasted Stevie Richards.

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  188. Worse, pretty sure they went with "considering legal action"

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  189. Mitch, The GodfatherApril 26, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Cesaro made the main card? I'm shocked.

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