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WWE referee Tom Castor suffers horrible leg break during NXT live event

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When it comes to injuries in the WWE, it's usually the superstars involved in the matches that pick them up due to the fact they put their bodies on the line every single time they step into the ring with the moves they do.

Even though superstars are putting their bodies on the line, significant injuries in the WWE are a rarity, with only a handful or fewer injuries per year occurring that would put someone out of action for some time.

At an NXT live event in Omaha last night though, a significant injury occurred. However, it was a referee, not a superstar, that picked up the injury.

During the show's main event between Velveteen Dream and Tyler Breeze, NXT referee Tom Castor broke his leg and was seen by fans watching the event in terrible pain.

Despite the injury and the pain that came with it, Castor bravely managed to carry on and count the pinfall for Dream to win the match before he received medical attention.

You can see in the video and photos below that it's a very nasty injury. Graphic images and video ahead, so not for the faint-hearted.

Fellow WWE referee Drake Wuertz confirmed that Tom broke his leg and also shared a little story about him.

He said in a tweet: "Please say a prayer for my brother @tomcastorWWE. He broke his leg in the line of duty tonight during the main event of #NXTOmaha.

"When he was on the stretcher he squeezed my hand and proudly said "Drake I Love the Business". We love you Tom! 🙏"

WWE announcer Kayla Braxton added the following about the NXT referee.

She tweeted: "@tomcastorWWE is the epitome of professionalism and that was evident last night when he broke his leg during a match but didn’t let that interfere with his job.

"That man loves what he does. Speedy recovery, my man. The #wwenxt universe loves you."

Fingers crossed Castor is able to make a full recovery very quickly and return to refereeing matches for the WWE as soon as possible.

Get well soon, Tom!

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