It's wrestling, one of the side effects of being a great wrestler is the risks in the ring, you can't climb a rope and jump onto an opponent below or on the outside without a tiny part of you worrying about the wear and tear on your body, but it seems WWE officials are the main thing wrestlers need to worry about.
Dolph Ziggler is the famous example, he was World Champion, we had all seen how far he had to come to lift that title and one concussion later, he's stripped of the championship and not allowed anywhere near the title scene for over a year.
Daniel Bryan is the big news right now, a neck injury has seen him stripped of his title and with rehab not going the way he planned or as fast as was first hoped no one really knows if or when the popular superstar will ever return.
This does beg the question though, why do WWE alienate superstars who are injury prone? Rey Mysterio is another great example, his world title reigns were earlier in his career but he has been plagued by a knee injury almost his entire wrestling life.
Subsequent knee surgery's didn't do a lot to help Rey but they did further his career, but now he has become an ambassador instead with his days inside the squared circle well and truly over.
It's obviously understandable that WWE don't want to put a belt on superstars who are prone to injury because it means re-writes of scripts at the last minute and it's extra work for the creative team, but wrestlers are human beings, they all have there limits.
Some of the greatest wrestlers in history have proven that there are limits to how far they can push themselves and the fact that getting injured will push them further down the pecking order that they have only just climbed out of will be a prospect many wrestlers will not want to look at which will mean they will push themselves harder and make them a lot more prone to injury and even more at risk.
WWE needs to officially make rules to help wrestlers feel safer not only in the ring but in their actual careers. They stopped chair shots to the head and made some moves illegal to protect them, they have even toned down TLC and other violent matches to help pre-long wrestlers careers, this would be another step in the right direction and it will allow wrestlers to operate inside their own limits without fear.
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