Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sid Vicious Horrifying & Gruesome Leg Injury

Sid Vicious | 6' 9" 317 lbs
On January 14, 2001, Sid faced Steiner, Jarrett, and Road Warrior Animal in a Four Corners pay-per-view match for the WCW Championship. During the bout, however, he suffered a horrific & gruesome near career-ending injury.

Members of WCW management allegedly felt that Eudy needed to broaden his arsenal of wrestling moves and suggested that he try an aerial maneuver, despite his "unwillingness." Eudy felt it unnecessary for a wrestler of his size and type to do high spots, and didn't feel comfortable doing them.

During the match, Sid suffered a leg fracture following his leap from the second turnbuckle in an attempted big boot on Steiner. This had him awkwardly landing on one foot while kicking with the other, severely fracturing the leg he landed on. 

Sid Vicous broke his left leg in half, snapping both the tibia and fibula, with at least one of the bones breaking through the skin. The fracture was too graphic for many TV stations to re-air, although it was shown on the following Nitro.

The injury put Sid out of action indefinitely, and he pondered retiring from wrestling for good.

"I had about a year left on my contract, and I was thinking back then prior to hurting my leg what was I going to do as far as wrapping up my career. The only thing I really wanted to do was ideally go out in a big pay-per-view, like a WrestleMania or something like that main event, leave like that, and not come back again. It would really be the retirement match."

A 17-inch rod was placed in his leg during the two-hour surgery...using a cane to walk...Sid later sued WCW, claiming that he was made to jump off the second rope against his objections. WCW would eventually be purchased by the WWF the following month, ceasing any possibility of pursuing legal actions.

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