WWE's 7 Worst And Most Dangerous Technical Difficulties
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Professional wrestling is a dangerous pursuit. It doesn't matter that it's choreographed; no matter how carefully wrestlers plan things out, no matter how polished the performers are, they're still slamming each other onto mats and jumping onto each other. If a wrestler doesn't raise his knees or arms, he could easily get his ribs cracked. And signature moves like the Styles Clash require both timing and communication, so the opponent knows when to tilt his head upwards instead of tucking it in.
Sometimes, even when performers do everything properly, they can be betrayed by faulty equipment or props. Maybe a table that's supposed to collapse stays in tact. Maybe a cage door that's supposed to hold in place gives way. The result of these malfunctions can be catastrophic; the wrestlers assume that everything will work the way it should, and when it doesn't, they haven't braced themselves for the result.
Here are 7 major WWE "technical difficulties" the company has navigated over the years. Most of them severely injured the wrestlers. One of them injured the fans. And one of them caused a wrestler's death. That led to pre-emptive measures, so a similar tragedy would never happen again.
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