PASADENA, CA - MAY 03:  Wrestler Mick Foley performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on May 3, 2018 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)
The Most Injured Wrestlers Of All Time
The original Sin Cara, a CMLL wrestler named Mistico, was supposed to be the only Sin Cara, but a slew of injuries made his replacement necessary. His first major injury was tearing his patellar tendon — which took months to recover from — then he suffered a knee and finger injury, which was the final straw that led to his replacement by Hunico.
Sin Cara
Mick Foley was forced into retirement before age 40 with 21 injuries in his career, including herniated disks, concussions, ripped ears, and over 300 stitches. On "Foley is Pod," Foley commented on his injuries, stating, "I'm looking at all these things I did during the course of my career and I mean, I'm paying a steeper price than I thought imaginable."
Mick Foley
Triple H suffered many injuries in the ring, including tearing his quad completely off the bone in 2001. He also suffered a throat injury, groin injury, a torn bicep, multiple neck injuries, and a quad tear on the opposite leg, all of which culminated in a 2021 health scare that required life-saving surgery, and doctors advised him never to wrestle again.
Triple H
Ken Anderson, who wrestled under the name Mr. Kennedy for nearly five years in WWE, had his bright future as a megastar taken away by a slew of injuries. Earning the label of being "injury prone," Anderson suffered a latissimus dorsi tear, an exposed cranial laceration that took 20 stitches to close, and a large hematoma during his career.
Mr. Anderson
Neck issues haunted Edge's career since his first big singles run in WWE, with the first neck injury occurring during a match versus Eddie Guerrero, which later required surgery. After a groin injury, torn pectoral, and torn Achilles tendon, Edge retired at 37, but advances in modern medicine allowed him to make a short return.