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samprasvsfederer123
12-01-2009, 01:20 PM
what is the most dispicable acts in sports u've ever seen?

mines is michael schumacher's collision with jacques villeneve, he couldnt win fair and square so he crashed with jacques just to knock him self out.

FedererForehand
12-01-2009, 04:12 PM
Keith Ballard almost killing his own goal tender, this just happened yesterday I believe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxy2LAZJktE

jamesblakefan#1
12-01-2009, 04:39 PM
Probably the worst thing I ever saw live as it happened on TV was the Pistons-Pacers NBA brawl from a few yrs ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qD9edGvksw

quest01
12-01-2009, 04:54 PM
Keith Ballard almost killing his own goal tender, this just happened yesterday I believe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxy2LAZJktE

That player should be suspended for recklessness.

flyinghippos101
12-01-2009, 05:05 PM
Keith Ballard almost killing his own goal tender, this just happened yesterday I believe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxy2LAZJktE

lol @ the empty seats in the atlanta area. Yeah but damn, that almost looked deliberate

nfor304
12-01-2009, 05:11 PM
The underarm incident

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K65_spUU05s&feature=related

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underarm_bowling_incident_of_1981

yodudedudeyo
12-01-2009, 05:11 PM
2007- 5th ranked Michigan football team losing to Appalachian State. Greatest upset of all time.

FedererForehand
12-01-2009, 08:12 PM
The underarm incident

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K65_spUU05s&feature=related

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underarm_bowling_incident_of_1981

I can't believe that's even a legitimate sport. Looks like something a bunch of 5 year olds would make up in their backyard.

nfor304
12-01-2009, 08:20 PM
I can't believe that's even a legitimate sport. Looks like something a bunch of 5 year olds would make up in their backyard.

You mean like Golf? As a golf fan you should be the last person questioning the legitimacy of certain sports

jamesblakefan#1
12-01-2009, 08:28 PM
2007- 5th ranked Michigan football team losing to Appalachian State. Greatest upset of all time.

That's actually one of the greatest sporting moment unless you're a Michigan fan.

Michigan's been downhill ever since that loss.

Mick
12-01-2009, 08:32 PM
mike tyson bitting off a piece of evander holyfield's ear.

Fea14
12-01-2009, 10:00 PM
You mean like Golf? As a golf fan you should be the last person questioning the legitimacy of certain sports

You're right, cricket certainly is a sport. One of the very best around. Have you been hearing much of what the South African's have been coming out with during England's tour? They're even cockier than you Aussie's were when you were number 1! Hopefully we'll put them in their place too ;) lol.

As for dispicable acts, Henry's double handball against Ireland and Maradonna's "Hand of God" against England in 1986 were both pretty unsavory.

tennispro19
12-02-2009, 04:02 AM
maradona's hand of god, shame it was one of the best players of all time. never scene that pacers incident till just now, that want the best

albino smurf
12-02-2009, 04:51 AM
any superbowl halftime show.

Camilio Pascual
12-02-2009, 07:04 AM
The TV helicopter pilot who literally fanned the flames at the Grand Prix de Monaco, 1967.
Lorenzo Bandini died 3 days later. I'm convinced his burns would have been much less severe and he would have survived, if not for the helicopter. I was a teen, it made a huge impression on me.

cghipp
12-02-2009, 07:16 AM
The TV helicopter pilot who literally fanned the flames at the Grand Prix de Monaco, 1967.
Lorenzo Bandini died 3 days later. I'm convinced his burns would have been much less severe and he would have survived, if not for the helicopter. I was a teen, it made a huge impression on me.I had never heard about that - how horrifying!

SteveI
12-02-2009, 07:20 AM
S. Williams USO 2009 Semi...from a tennis fan... the worst in my book.

FedererForehand
12-02-2009, 07:56 AM
You mean like Golf? As a golf fan you should be the last person questioning the legitimacy of certain sports

Oh, I agree- golf really isn't a sport as much as it is a game of skill. No argument there.

samej07
12-02-2009, 11:50 AM
Todd Bertuzzi's attack on Steve Moore in 2004. The biggest cheap shot I've ever seen. Bertuzzi punched Moore in the back of the head then jumped on him while he fell to the ice. The results?: 3 broken vertibre, facial cuts, and a severe concussion. As of today Moore still hasnt been medically cleared to play again as far as I know.

Yes hockey is a ruff sport. Yes there is fighting, but you do it face to face when both players agree to it, not a sucker punch and run away like, say NBA players do (Carmelo).

samej07
12-02-2009, 11:57 AM
Maradona's " hand of God" act was disgusting!!!

Dont see anything wrong with this, unless your a English fan of course. Its just another incident where a ref made a bad call. It happens all of the time, just like the Ed Hockuley (idk how to spell it) call last year in the NFL. Refs are humans, they mess up and as a professional player they're not gonna go up and say "oh you missed that, please change it in the other teams favor." Just part of PRO sports.

burosky
12-02-2009, 12:22 PM
Any sports injury that is shown in slo-mo as it is happening. For example, Joe Theisman's leg as he was getting tackled by Lawrence Taylor. I was reminded of this by the movie - The Blind Side. For those who don't know who those guys are, they are American Football players (NFL).

maddogz32
12-02-2009, 02:37 PM
Probably the worst thing I ever saw live as it happened on TV was the Pistons-Pacers NBA brawl from a few yrs ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qD9edGvksw

thats intense, artest just completely nails a fans head into a chair

Andres
12-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Keith Ballard almost killing his own goal tender, this just happened yesterday I believe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxy2LAZJktE
WTF!!?? The guy should be banned from the sport, out of sheer stupidity.

FuriousYellow
12-02-2009, 03:24 PM
Shaun Livingston tearing up his knee in 2007. Most sickening sports injury I've ever seen.

heycal
12-02-2009, 03:25 PM
Keith Ballard almost killing his own goal tender, this just happened yesterday I believe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxy2LAZJktE

lol @ the empty seats in the atlanta area. Yeah but damn, that almost looked deliberate

I didn't realize it wasn't deliberate at first. I think the title of the thread primed me for something horrible/despicable related to sports, so I when I saw the clip I thought he smacked his goalie because he was angry he had let in a goal. It was only after I saw it in slow-mo did I realize it was an accident.

I can't believe that's even a legitimate sport. Looks like something a bunch of 5 year olds would make up in their backyard.

I agree. I watched about two seconds of that clip and then had to stop as I got sick to my stomach.

maverick66
12-02-2009, 03:30 PM
Todd Bertuzzi's attack on Steve Moore in 2004. The biggest cheap shot I've ever seen. Bertuzzi punched Moore in the back of the head then jumped on him while he fell to the ice. The results?: 3 broken vertibre, facial cuts, and a severe concussion. As of today Moore still hasnt been medically cleared to play again as far as I know.

Marty McSorleys hit to Brashear was bad. Like 2 secs left and he whacks the guy on top of his head with the stick.

go to about 1:35 to see the hit fully.

heycal
12-02-2009, 03:37 PM
thats intense, artest just completely nails a fans head into a chair

This incident was certainly chaos, but I'm not sure the who the villian is here. Watching this thing, I was kinda of rooting for Artest.:)

heycal
12-02-2009, 03:37 PM
Marty McSorleys hit to Brashear was bad. Like 2 secs left and he whacks the guy on top of his head with the stick.

go to about 1:35 to see the hit fully.

Go to about 1:35 of what?

samprasvsfederer123
12-02-2009, 03:42 PM
I had never heard about that - how horrifying!

finally an f1 fan

dlk
12-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Not so much Thierry Henry's handball, as the officiating & match result. Luck of the Irish my Arse.

quest01
12-02-2009, 03:54 PM
I would say the worst sports moments are the WWE wrestling accidents and painful moves clips 1-15. Watch these clips for proof that wrestling is not fake. There is no clips 10, 12, and 15 for some reason.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN9h1Buef7U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOk4UFakPh8&feature=fvw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1MfARTGFoo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCYVjUUwc_I&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jM92B7bvZg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOMbZF3gfik&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4boR7mpEAM0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhYiwCGaJIw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLCL_RbZxw8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL7Y02l1dbA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xNDDg4vnlQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyjlJZc80Mk

samej07
12-02-2009, 03:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBNNAvyspGs&feature=related

Clip of Sports Centers top 10 unsportsman like plays from a few years ago.

Bertuzzi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyx725PM0Uw&feature=related

McSorley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yvt0B4RXWc

T1000
12-02-2009, 04:04 PM
-New Mexico girl in the soccer/football game

-The events between Zidane and the Italian defender in the world cup final

-Gonzo not admitting that the ball touched his racquet in the 2008 olympic singles semifinal vs Blake

-Clemens throwing the bat at Piazza at the 2000 World Series

-Knicks/Nuggets brawl a couple of years ago

heycal
12-02-2009, 04:32 PM
-New Mexico girl in the soccer/football game


What is this one?

EDIT: Never mind. Just found it.

tenniskid567
12-02-2009, 07:56 PM
The recent incidents of the NFL football player and I believe an Arena league player as well, died in result of a tackle that must have hit just right....or wrong I guess. Tragedy like that surely is among the worst.

heycal
12-02-2009, 08:36 PM
Watch these clips for proof that wrestling is not fake.

Wrestling is fake.

quest01
12-02-2009, 10:23 PM
Wrestling is fake.

Wrestling is not fake, did you watch any of the clips I posted... Here is another compilation of clips that prove wrestling is real then you will change your mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98eNAMAu_0I

http://bleacherreport.com/images_root/image_pictures/0079/0154/mick20foley20hardcore20match_feature.jpg

http://cdn-write.demandstudios.com/upload//9000/400/60/6/39466.jpg

maverick66
12-02-2009, 10:39 PM
Wrestling is not fake,

scripted not fake. Big difference. those guys are going through real pain every night. When someone falls off the top rope or goes through a table off the entrance ramp i dont know how you fake that. People who call it fake have no clue about the wrestling industry.

with that said its not a sport. Entertaining and athletic but no sport can have a script.

heycal
12-02-2009, 11:12 PM
scripted not fake. Big difference.

No, not a big difference. Scripted means fake.

malakas
12-02-2009, 11:50 PM
The worst I witnessed Live:the Zidane heatbutt.Shocking for me because I was and am a big fan.

From videos I have seen is this.. because it was extremely unfair and unlucky.:(
Boban Jankovic,bball player, slams his head out of frustration on the goal post because he commited 5th foul.To thousand viewers' suprise he falls down,unconcious and then starts shouting and cries that he can't move his arms and legs.From a single moment of stupidity and anger-that happens to every athlete,never been able to walk again.Couldn't find any video on the internet but it was very heartbreaking.He spent the rest of his life in a chair and regretting that one moment of stupidity.

Also very shocking was this: *it's very horrible injury*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIWWYOqG_9s

and I remember I had seen another of that kind in football.

:neutral:

malakas
12-03-2009, 12:01 AM
btw look what I found looking for this video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTXJ8oTg1HA&feature=related

heycal
12-03-2009, 12:11 AM
^^^
I would warn people that is not pleasant to watch.

malakas
12-03-2009, 12:14 AM
^^^
I would warn people that is not pleasant to watch.

eh well..you just did.:p

I really wonder who this is. :confused: He must be a good pro because this was televised in eurosport and seems to be a big atp tournament.:confused:
But it said that his career after this was finished.

heycal
12-03-2009, 12:20 AM
But it said that his career after this was finished.

I'm not surprised. I'm ready to stop playing tennis just from watching that...

malakas
12-03-2009, 12:30 AM
I'm not surprised. I'm ready to stop playing tennis just from watching that...

ohh come on.Something like this can happen very easily at ANY time!!.Look at this. (another video that I found)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dthTvBOkDNc

see the guy was just running.

What about poor Cisse that happened to him twice in 18 months??now THAT's unlucky.
if you want I can post videos. :mrgreen:

Andres
12-03-2009, 06:57 AM
eh well..you just did.:p

I really wonder who this is. :confused: He must be a good pro because this was televised in eurosport and seems to be a big atp tournament.:confused:
But it said that his career after this was finished.
I thought it was Stich, as far as I know. And no, if he's indeed Stich, his career didn't end after that-

cucio
12-03-2009, 07:34 AM
Uh, a tennis forum and it takes 3 pages to someone bring up Seles' stabbing?

dlk
12-03-2009, 07:43 AM
Uh, a tennis forum and it takes 3 pages to someone bring up Seles' stabbing?

You know, you're right. Even when it happened there was not a lot of hoopla in the US like other sports/fan interactions (i.e., those two freaks who attacked first-base coach for White Sox).

heycal
12-03-2009, 08:07 AM
ohh come on.Something like this can happen very easily at ANY time!!.Look at this. (another video that I found)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dthTvBOkDNc

see the guy was just running.

What about poor Cisse that happened to him twice in 18 months??now THAT's unlucky.
if you want I can post videos. :mrgreen:

Nope, not watching that link or any others you post. I learned my lesson.:)

quest01
12-03-2009, 09:46 AM
Here is more proof that wrestling is real, I've already convinced heycal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1sAGDZ2MM

jazzyfunkybluesy
12-03-2009, 10:44 AM
If its not fake it looks fake and its surely moronic.

Camilio Pascual
12-03-2009, 10:59 AM
Uh, a tennis forum and it takes 3 pages to someone bring up Seles' stabbing?

Physically, it was a very minor injury.

maverick66
12-03-2009, 11:03 AM
Here is more proof that wrestling is real, I've already convinced heycal.

Your wasting your time. Arguing with Heycal is pointless. even when faced with loads of evidence against him he will still argue or say that he cant open that link even though everyone else can. Do what i did and put him on ignore. I guarantee your TT experience will improve if you do.

quest01
12-03-2009, 12:27 PM
The wrestler was suppose to fall onto a stack of over 10 tables but ends up landing on the ring ropes instead. If he landed about a foot or two away from the ropes outside the ring he probably would have been surely dead. The ring ropes probably saved his life unless he landed through the stack of tables like he was suppose to do. Actually he did graze one of the tables but that was it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1sAGDZ2MM

heycal
12-03-2009, 12:46 PM
Here is more proof that wrestling is real, I've already convinced heycal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1sAGDZ2MM


Your wasting your time. Arguing with Heycal is pointless. even when faced with loads of evidence against him he will still argue or say that he cant open that link even though everyone else can. Do what i did and put him on ignore. I guarantee your TT experience will improve if you do.

What you are whining about, little pansy boy? Sore over losing some argument awhile back or something?

I normally have no trouble opening links, so you must have supplied a bad one for us in the past to have made that comment. I havent looked at these links since I'm not interested in them, or in trying to convince some high school kids that wrestling is not real.

tennispro19
12-03-2009, 01:20 PM
S. Williams USO 2009 Semi...from a tennis fan... the worst in my book.

i'm sorry but that isnt that shocking. it was a semi final of a grand slam, players are human. the lineperson even admitted that what was rumored to be said wasnt actually said. that was no worse than anything mac did, no where.

malakas
12-03-2009, 01:23 PM
I thought it was Stich, as far as I know. And no, if he's indeed Stich, his career didn't end after that-

the person who uploaded the video said so that's why I said.You're the one who speaks italian here go figure out what they're talking about!:p

It looks very serious though to be able to come back on tour and be at the top again.It's worth looking into who this mysterious unlucky player is.:)

edberg505
12-03-2009, 02:33 PM
I thought it was Stich, as far as I know. And no, if he's indeed Stich, his career didn't end after that-

Yup, that was Stich. That was a match in Vienna, Austria.

samprasvsfederer123
12-03-2009, 02:44 PM
i heard someone talk about wrestling, when i was a teen or like i dont know 10 years old in 1997 i believe the montreal screwjob happened, that was very unethical even in a "fake sport"

malakas
12-03-2009, 02:46 PM
Yup, that was Stich. That was a match in Vienna, Austria.

oh wow.Thanx for the info Edberg505!Amazing for him to make a good comeback after that.:neutral:

Andres
12-03-2009, 03:07 PM
i heard someone talk about wrestling, when i was a teen or like i dont know 10 years old in 1997 i believe the montreal screwjob happened, that was very unethical even in a "fake sport"
The Montreal Screwjob was nothing compared to this:

http://www.cnn.com/US/9905/24/wrestler.dies.04/index.html

And this comes from a Bret Hart fan.

quest01
12-03-2009, 04:25 PM
The Montreal Screwjob was nothing compared to this:

http://www.cnn.com/US/9905/24/wrestler.dies.04/index.html

And this comes from a Bret Hart fan.

Yes this once again proves that wrestling is real. I remember when this happened, Owen Hart fell 50 feet, landed on his head and died right there in the ring. It was a tragic end to a phenomenal wrestler. Here is a video that contains a few pictures of Owen Harts tragic fal and it also explains the trajectory of his fall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YqIiJ1cGlE&feature=related

This second video is the day of his death where he did a pre match interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXWoYRErgW4

The third video is where the announcers Jim Ross and Jerry "the king" Lawler announce to the public that Owen Hart has died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJuHvBTkmEg

Here is another video that explains his final moments. The video mentions that after he fell he tried to get up then just collapsed and died. It also mentioned that he actually fell 78 feet traveling approximately 50 mph to his death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sgA-nPk2VU

CCNM
12-03-2009, 04:25 PM
I was watching a basketball game not too long ago-don't know who was playing or even if it was college or professional-and there was a moment where a player was knocked down; and shortly after he fell a player from the other team stomped on his chest!!!! The first guy was not hurt.

samprasvsfederer123
12-03-2009, 04:53 PM
Yes this once again proves that wrestling is real. I remember when this happened, Owen Hart fell 50 feet, landed on his head and died right there in the ring. It was a tragic end to a phenomenal wrestler. Here is a video that contains a few pictures of Owen Harts tragic fal and it also explains the trajectory of his fall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YqIiJ1cGlE&feature=related

This second video is the day of his death where he did a pre match interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXWoYRErgW4

The third video is where the announcers Jim Ross and Jerry "the king" Lawler announce to the public that Owen Hart has died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJuHvBTkmEg

Here is another video that explains his final moments. The video mentions that after he fell he tried to get up then just collapsed and died. It also mentioned that he actually fell 78 feet traveling approximately 50 mph to his death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sgA-nPk2VU


so point is vince mcmahon is murderer?

borg number one
12-03-2009, 06:04 PM
In 1989, a major earthquake in San Francisco, California forced them to cancel a World Series Game. It happened with a packed stadium, so fortunately you didn't have Candlestick Park collapsing.

It was very fortunate that there were not a lot of injuries/deaths during the game between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOAP8p7ux_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IfRI6VRBW0

shaysrebelII
12-03-2009, 06:56 PM
In 1989, a major earthquake in San Francisco, California forced them to cancel a World Series Game. It happened with a packed stadium, so fortunately you didn't Candlestick Park collapsing.

It was very fortunate that there were not a lot of injuries/deaths during the game between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOAP8p7ux_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IfRI6VRBW0

The Loma Prieta Earthquake. The Bay Area was exceptionally lucky on this one, since during the time of day that the main shock occurred, normally, roads would be packed with rush hour traffic and the death toll would've been enormous. However, fans from both sides of the bay were either in the stadium or already at home watching the game, resulting in fewer casualties. The geological community can't examine this quake without taking a collective sigh of relief.

heycal
12-03-2009, 07:08 PM
Yes this once again proves that wrestling is real.

People have been killed on TV and movie sets. doesn't mean what they were doing was "real".

Fea14
12-03-2009, 08:13 PM
In 1989, a major earthquake in San Francisco, California forced them to cancel a World Series Game. It happened with a packed stadium, so fortunately you didn't Candlestick Park collapsing.

It was very fortunate that there were not a lot of injuries/deaths during the game between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOAP8p7ux_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IfRI6VRBW0

If you're talking about the death of fans at sporting events, you can look at things like Heysel and Hillsborough.

At Hillsborough 96 fans died by being crushed, they were so tightly packed in that many died standing up whilst others got sucked under and were trampled on.

It happened a few months before I was born but even today, 20 years later a huge deal is made of it, especially around the anniversary of it each year.

Andres
12-04-2009, 02:58 AM
Yes this once again proves that wrestling is real. I remember when this happened, Owen Hart fell 50 feet, landed on his head and died right there in the ring. It was a tragic end to a phenomenal wrestler. Here is a video that contains a few pictures of Owen Harts tragic fal and it also explains the trajectory of his fall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YqIiJ1cGlE&feature=related

This second video is the day of his death where he did a pre match interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXWoYRErgW4

The third video is where the announcers Jim Ross and Jerry "the king" Lawler announce to the public that Owen Hart has died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJuHvBTkmEg

Here is another video that explains his final moments. The video mentions that after he fell he tried to get up then just collapsed and died. It also mentioned that he actually fell 78 feet traveling approximately 50 mph to his death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sgA-nPk2VU
Wrestling is real. Staged, yeah. Fake, yeah. But real.
The injuries are real. Pretty much ALL of them have been injured or SERIOUSLY injured at some point of their careers. Bret Hart had to retire because his body couldn't sustain any more punishment. Shawn Michaels had knee injuries, ankle injuries, broken ribs and more. Owen Hart fell 80 feet to his death. One guy, Joey Mercury, had his nose shattered with a ladder.

Is it staged? Yeah.
Is it fake? Yeah.

But it's real. Entertaining wrestling may have one of the highest injury ratios among all sports.

Andres
12-04-2009, 03:03 AM
Despite being called fake, wrestling is very dangerous and sometimes the wrestlers suffer severe injuries. Sometimes they happen in a match and are reported accurately. Sometimes the wrestler enters a match knowing they will be taking some time off for an injury and the writers will come up with an angle where it appears that the wrestler suffered an injury at the hands of an opponent to create an angle for when the wrestler returns. Other times, there is no legitimate injury. A fake injury is created to develop a feud. This list will take a look at which wrestlers are currently sitting on the sidelines due to an injury and will reveal both the real reason and the storyline reason that the wrestler is not in the ring.
Since this site is non-spoiler, I will not be listing any injuries that occurred at a pre-taped event until either the show airs or if the promotion lets the story out on their website prior to airing the program. This policy will also hold true for returns to the ring. If the return is a non-publicized surprise during a pre-taped event, I will not mention the return until the program airs.

RAW Brand Wrestlers on the D.L.
Jamie Noble: On the November 2, 2009, edition of Monday Night RAW, Jamie "suffered severe neck and back injuries" at the hands of Sheamus. The injuries are all a part of a storyline that has led to Jamie announcing his retirement on wwe.com. It appears that his retirement is legitimate but it was not really caused by this incident.

SmackDown Brand Wrestlers on the D.L.
Edge: During a house show match against Jeff Hardy in July, Edge suffered a torn Achilles tendon. If that report is accurate then he probably won't return to the ring until at least early 2010.

Great Khali: In September, Kane injured Khali's knee by attacking him with the ring steps. While the storyline to excuse his absence from the ring is fake, the injury itself is not. The Great Khali has a history of knee problems and needed surgery. There is no timetable for his return to action.

Jim Ross: On October 29, Jim Ross suffered from an attack of Bell's Palsy. This is his third attack in 15 years. It is not known when he will return to the announcing table.

Rey Mysterio: Rey was taken out on a stretcher at Survivor Series 2009 following a brutal beating at the hands of Batista. There has been no update on his condition or announcement of when he will return. This beating was all a part of a storyline and might have been used as a way to get Rey off of TV while he is dealing with chronic knee issues.

ECW Wrestlers on the D.L.
Tiffany: In September, Tiffany suffered a broken arm while wrestling for the WWE developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling. The storyline excuse for her arm being in a cast and sling is that she was involved in an automobile accident.

TNA Wrestlers on the D.L.
Chris Sabin: On November 19, Pro Wrestling Guerilla, an independent promotion that Chris was scheduled to compete for, was told by TNA management that he "aggravated a neck injury at our TV tapings and the doctor is recommending that he take a couple of weeks (and maybe longer) off. He had first suffered the injury at our previous tapings and tweaked it at the tapings this week." The injury is legitimate and there is no timetable for his return.

Mick Foley: On the 11/12/09 edition of TNA:iMPACT!, Raven threw a ball of fire into the face of Mick Foley. Mick has first degree burns around his left eye. This "injury" is part of a storyline and there is no timetable for his return.

Raisha Saeed: During the 10/22/09 edition of TNA:iMPACT!, Raesha was power bombed off the top of the ramp through some tables by Awesome Kong. Raesha was take out on a stretcher with "multiple injuries". It is not known when she will return to action. Raisha also performs under the name of Alissa Flash and that character is not injured.

http://prowrestling.about.com/od/whatsrealwhatsfake/a/wrestlingdl.htm

Stone Cold Steve Austin, just to quote a familiar name, broke his neck in a careless piledriver.

"During the match (Owen) Hart botched a piledriver and dropped Austin on his head, resulting in a legitimate broken neck for Austin and temporary paralysis. As Hart baited the audience, Austin managed to crawl and pin Hart using a roll-up to win the Intercontinental Championship. A visibly injured and dazed Austin was helped to his feet by a number of referees and led to the back. Due to the severity of his neck injury, Austin was forced to relinquish the Intercontinental title"

He needed surgery, after that. I think I may be able to find a video of the piledriver:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQoJRYHuWSY

He talks about that incident here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5tB2XCsbNc&NR=1

quest01
12-04-2009, 08:28 AM
Wrestling is real. Staged, yeah. Fake, yeah. But real.
The injuries are real. Pretty much ALL of them have been injured or SERIOUSLY injured at some point of their careers. Bret Hart had to retire because his body couldn't sustain any more punishment. Shawn Michaels had knee injuries, ankle injuries, broken ribs and more. Owen Hart fell 80 feet to his death. One guy, Joey Mercury, had his nose shattered with a ladder.

Is it staged? Yeah.
Is it fake? Yeah.

But it's real. Entertaining wrestling may have one of the highest injury ratios among all sports.

Speaking of the Joey Murcury incident, here it is. The ladder hit his face so hard that blood was pooring all over the mat outside the ring. It happened at the WWE 2006 Armageddon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kCuxxcNk4A

"Mercury suffered a legitimate injury when he was struck in the face with a ladder, breaking his nose. He immediately left the match and was rushed to an emergency room where he received five stitches to the inside of his nose and fifteen to the outside."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Birch#World_Wrestling_Entertainment_.282004.E 2.80.932007.29

Also speaking of the Sheamus "the celtic warrior" incident where he ended Jamie Nobles career with a bone crushing powerbomb outside the ring. After the powerbomb Jamie Noble was out for 2-3 weeks with severe back pain, he ended up retiring shortly afterwards due to his injuries. The powerbomb is around 4:30 into the match, trust me the powerbomb was brutal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLmjM-L99r8

Andres
12-04-2009, 09:56 AM
Speaking of the Joey Murcury incident, here it is. The ladder hit his face so hard that blood was pooring all over the mat outside the ring. It happened at the WWE 2006 Armageddon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kCuxxcNk4A

"Mercury suffered a legitimate injury when he was struck in the face with a ladder, breaking his nose. He immediately left the match and was rushed to an emergency room where he received five stitches to the inside of his nose and fifteen to the outside."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Birch#World_Wrestling_Entertainment_.282004.E 2.80.932007.29

Also speaking of the Sheamus "the celtic warrior" incident where he ended Jamie Nobles career with a bone crushing powerbomb outside the ring. After the powerbomb Jamie Noble was out for 2-3 weeks with severe back pain, he ended up retiring shortly afterwards due to his injuries. The powerbomb is around 4:30 into the match, trust me the powerbomb was brutal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLmjM-L99r8Whohhh!!! Brutal indeed.

Marshredder
12-04-2009, 09:58 AM
Firstly, Wrestling, as a SPORT, is FAKE. Its scripted, they know who is going to win before the game, and they plan all the big moves. HOWEVER, as a display of athletic skill, its definatley not fake, these guys are world class athletes and are amazing at the gymnastic nature of the sport, it takes a lot of practice to be able to pull off a wrestling match safely, all it would take is one simple move and you land on your neck... gone.

Most shocking incident? I thought of Sele's stabbing, but thats not really part of the sport, that was a psycho fan, most shocking as in most unsportsmanlike, that underarm incident was disgusting.

quest01
12-04-2009, 10:12 AM
Here is another wrestling accident from back in the WCW days. I'll have to warn you its a very painful and gruesome accident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq4ha4VoFl8&feature=email

heycal
12-04-2009, 10:16 AM
Firstly, Wrestling, as a SPORT, is FAKE. Its scripted, they know who is going to win before the game, and they plan all the big moves.

Yes, it's fake. Everyone knows this but quest01. He seems to think that since people can get hurt in these fake "sports' events, it somehow makes them real.

crash1929
12-04-2009, 10:24 AM
Man the pacers pistons clip is unbelievable. Those fans are all thugs. Funny how these guys thought they could take on nba players.Its sad but also comical in a sense.

Plenty of blame to go around here. This would be a great piece for a psych 101 text.

Detroit....I'll make sure to never visit there. Even when their coach came on the mic they booed.

jazzyfunkybluesy
12-04-2009, 10:38 AM
Man the pacers pistons clip is unbelievable. Those fans are all thugs. Funny how these guys thought they could take on nba players.Its sad but also comical in a sense.

Plenty of blame to go around here. This would be a great piece for a psych 101 text.

Detroit....I'll make sure to never visit there. Even when their coach came on the mic they booed.

That is exactly what the fans deserve for hitting the players.

Wrestling is effing lame.

r2473
12-04-2009, 11:13 AM
Worst moment in sports? It all started in 1935.........

http://www.anabolicsmall.com/roida3a.htm

The only difference between me and him was that I couldnt afford his pharmacy bill. Now, I can. When I hit Munich next year, Ill weigh in about 340, maybe 350. Then well see which are better his steroids or mine. - Ken Patera

quest01
12-05-2009, 06:23 PM
A funny wrestling scene where Booker T is singing. I think I watched this short clip about 10 straight times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmzN43sNjzI

jswinf
12-05-2009, 06:54 PM
This goes back aways and I'm too lazy to look up the date, but in the 1970's sometime during an NBA game Kermit Washington slugged Rudy Tomjanovich massively hard, caved in his face and Rudy T. nearly died. Much was said about how Washington just reacted, while in a fight with another player, to peripheral vision of a player in the "wrong" uniform running toward him (supposedly to try to break up the fight) by turning and plowing him. Not long after that Kareem Jabbar did a similar thing to Kent Benson, only more purposeful--thought Benson was elbowing/pushing too much and slugged him and broke his jaw. Benson didn't have much of a career after that. Maybe he wouldn't have anyway.