Night­mare knocks

Be­ing in the WWE guar­an­tees you two things: global fame… and in­juries!

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If you’re a WWE hater, “Wrestling is fake” is some­thing that you’ll have said. But any true sports en­ter­tain­ment fan will ar­gue that while it’s scripted and they’re trained per­form­ers, WWE wrestling and its Su­per­stars are real. They really are jump­ing from the top rope, they really are bleed­ing and they really do get in­jured. Be­fore ev­ery show and on its web­site, the WWE has a disclaimer that reads: “WWE would like to re­mind you that its Su­per­stars are trained pro­fes­sional ath­letes. You should never try to emu­late what they do in and out of the ring. In­juries can and do hap­pen at any time”.

Look at Seth Rollins – three weeks be­fore de­fend­ing his Heavy­weight ti­tle at Sur­vivor Se­ries in Novem­ber, he tore knee ten­dons. He’s had to have cor­rec­tive surgery, has months of re­hab ahead of him and he’s had to give up his ti­tle. “It sucks, man!” is all he’s will­ing to say. And he’s not alone…

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