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15 Wrestlers Who Gave Their Bodies To The Business

"Don't try this at home" has been one of the WWE's mottos for years, if not the industry at large. After all, these men and women traverse the globe to entertain the dearth of fans who come to the arenas and watch on TV. They've spent years and sometimes decades learning how to work matches and even the best ones still get hurt. Just look at Enzo Amore, the most recent Superstar to be injured in the ring. Simon Gotch went to heave him out of the ring, a seemingly simple move, but between the way he tossed him and the way 'Zo took it, he landed him concussed and on the shelf for a month. Of course, there's also former champ, Seth Rollins, who landed wrong and destroyed his knee.

Naysayers like to say what wrestlers do is fake. Just because victories are predetermined does not mean what they do is any less fake than a ballerina who has practiced since the age of three and unfortunately shatters her knee while doing one of their routines. Her career would be over the same as a wrestler’s might be. Some of our beloved wrestlers have given up their careers due to an injury, while some have their everyday way of life compromised due to a serious mishap.

Here are 15 Superstars who gave their bodies to this business.

15 15. Shawn Michaels

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14 14. Sid

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13 13. Joey Mercury

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12 12. Rick Rude

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11 11. Arn Anderson

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10 10. Tyson Kidd

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9 9. Corey Graves

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8 8. Nigel McGuinness

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7 7. Bret Hart

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6 6. Sting

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5 5. Mick Foley

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4 4. Edge

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3 3. Daniel Bryan

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2 2. Hayabusa

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1 1. Droz

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There's no telling what could or could not have been with Droz, as he sadly didn't get to wrestle for very long. He began his career in 1998 and was even a brief part of Beyond the Mat, as we all got to see the day he got signed. Watch it just for hearing Vince McMahon commentate on Droz's ability to puke on command. He was given a prominent role on Raw as a member of The Legion of Doom and then later with Albert. Clearly, the company had something invested in the guy and thought he had a big upside. But one fateful night in 1999, at a SmackDown taping, Droz took a powerbomb from D-Lo Brown which unfortunately showed exactly what kind of damage a real powerbomb could do to a man. Droz was left paralyzed from the neck down and a career was cut down in an instant. However, more importantly, the man's life was forever changed because of one bad botched 'bomb. The boys know it could end just that easily and that's why they work very hard to learn how not to have these things happen. But as we all know, accidents can happen.

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