WWE superstars injured at TLC

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There is no denying that WWE's TLC pay-per-view event is one of the most brutal shows the industry promotes, year in, year out.

With this in mind, last night's Tables, Ladders and Chairs extravaganza in Cleveland, Ohio, was no exception.

Huge opener

The opening match of the night saw Dolph Ziggler and Luke Harper battle it out in a ladders match for the Intercontinental Title in what was arguably the best match-up of the night.

Unsurprisingly, this opener did not come without consequences, with WWE reporting that both WWE Superstars had to be treated following Ziggler's incredible win:

"Both Dolph Ziggler and Luke Harper were treated for wounds following their Intercontinental Ladder Match. Harper received five staples to the side of his head on account of an ugly run-in with the edge of a ladder.

"Ziggler had a laceration on his head as well, which was treated with skin glue and bandages by WWE's medical staff."

Often in WWE, injuries are exaggerated for entertainment purposes or to fit in with story lines, so that the professional wrestlers are able to carry out external work such as filming movie roles.

Though both Ziggler and Harper's injuries appeared to be very real however, WWE.com also reported an injury which seemed a little more on the dramatised-side.

AJ Lee blinded

Described by WWE.com as a 'scary incident' AJ Lee was apparently during her match with Nikki Bella which saw the latter retain her Diva's Title. 

WWE reported on their website: "AJ Lee was also tended to by physicians after a scary incident in which Divas Champion Nikki Bella blinded her with an unidentified spray.

“She suffered a chemical conjunctivitis,” Dr. Stephen Daquino told WWE.com. “We were able to flush her eyes with a saline solution.”

The quick treatment helped prevent any long-term damage to AJ’s vision."

Fortunately AJ's impaired vision was only a short-term problem, then, though it is not clear what 'unidentified spray' would have caused the injury. 

This injury only reiterates the importance of the entertainment factor of WWE. In a match which was one of the better Diva's face-offs we have seen of late, something just had to be done to question the focus WWE has on its female division.

When the referee was distracted during the match, enabling Nikki to get some kind of spray into the eyes of AJ Lee and an eventual win, we were all reminded how WWE can be just as bizarre as it is entertaining.

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