You always hear about wrestlers getting these injuries that require surgery, which is pretty costly, while working for these smaller promotions. How do these guys afford this when they are apparently making peanuts? For instance, I'm sure Smoky Mountain Wrestling didn't offer insurance if you tore a pectoral muscle. What is the insurance/healthcare situation for an independent wrestler?
Typically there's not much to help indy guys unless they've got their own insurance. Just look at what happened with Zema Ion, for instance. I imagine most of them just into debt to deal with the astronomical bills. Or they could move to Canada, I suppose.