Drozdov is quadriplegic due to a neck injury sustained from a botched wrestling maneuver, but has regained most of the use of his upper body and arms.

Droz was a quadriplegic. Droz was never able to compete in the ring again. Later in life, Droz was able to finally regain feeling and movement in his upper body and arms.

On October 5th, 1999, Droz suffered a severe neck injury in a match against D’Lo Brown during a WWF SmackDown taping. In one quick instant, the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder became a quadriplegic with virtually no movement below the neck.

D’Lo Brown Droz Is Paralyzed During the SmackDown taping on Oct. 5, 1999, Droz, wrestling under the ring name of Puke, was wrestling a match against D’Lo Brown. Brown was going to execute one of his signature moves, a running power-bomb. During the move, D’Lo slipped on some type of drink that was thrown into the ring.

Cactus Jack Loses an Ear This is probably the most identifiable feature of Mick Foley. He is missing an ear, and it is due to this incident in a match against Vader in 1994. Cactus purposely meant to get stuck in the ropes but because they were wound too tight, when the referee got him free, he lost his ear.

They met one final time days later on SmackDown! in a No Disqualification match where Edge won, ending the feud.

Impact Wrestling He is currently signed to Impact Wrestling as a wrestler, producer and commentator. He is best known for his time in WWE from 1997 to 2003, where he is a former Intercontinental Champion, and a four-time European Champion.

Road Warrior Animal He was best known as Road Warrior Hawk, one half of the tag team known as The Road Warriors (The Legion of Doom in WWF), with Road Warrior Animal. …

Road Warrior Hawk
Birth name Michael Hegstrand
Born January 26, 1957 St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Died October 19, 2003 (aged 46) Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, U.S.

Personal life. Sopp is the son of professional wrestler Billy Gunn. His brother, Austin Gunn, is also a professional wrestler.

The live event was taped for television but never aired. Austin would subsequently sue the WWF and Jannetty. In 1994, a jury awarded him $26.7 million of which Jannetty had to pay $500,000. …

Chuck Austin
Debut December 1990

Despite what we read about wrestling being scripted, there are still a good number of wrestlers who died in the ring. … The Top Wrestlers Who Died In The Ring

  1. Owen Hart.
  2. Mike DiBiase. …
  3. Larry Cameron. …
  4. Gary Albright. …
  5. Oro. …
  6. Plum Mariko. …
  7. Perro Aguayo, Jr. …
  8. Malcolm Kirk. …

New Jack was wrestling all the way until 2016 when he was 53 years old. Although Grantland reported in 2015 that New Jack retired at 50 years old.

Unfortunately, Mick Foley wound up landing in the middle of the ring as the structure’s roof opened up. Along with Foley, a steel chair also came down from the cage and struck him in the face. It was an ugly accident that cost Foley his two teeth. Mick had previously lost two of his teeth in a car accident in 1988.

He is now retired from wrestling, though still appears on WWE television frequently. The ear loss is described in detail in the video below, with his opponent Vader recalling that he was within minutes of dying.

WWE legend Mick Foley has a career littered with historical moments including the night he famously lost his ear during a match. The back in 1994 during WCW’s European tour, Foley was battling Big Van Vader and a routine move with him caught up in the ropes resulted in his ears getting split at the back.

The incident happened on September 24, 2002, in a match against Eddie Guerrero at SmackDown that would air two days later. It was a No Disqualification Match, and Edge took two bumps from a ladder, which resulted in the injury. Edge continued the match, but it was later that he started to lose feeling in his body.

Edge’s Medical Condition Revealed, Spinal Stenosis Forces the End of His Career. Sports Entertainment Scoops (sescoops.com) is reporting that WWE Superstar Edge was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which forced him to retire from active competition inside the ring.

I thought everyone was going to call me Johnny Bench. But then after I sat and thought about it, I was like, I’m not a super heavyweight. I need something that is going to separate me from the rest of the roster, something that is going to make me stand out. That’s what the chest protector did.

Most were iconic figures who will one day take their place among the greatest professional wrestlers ever in WWE’s Hall of Fame. …

WWE legend Joe Laurinaitis, a.k.a Road Warrior Animal, has died at age 60. His family and WWE both confirmed his death on Wednesday morning.