10 Ways Wrestlers' Bodies Changed Forever Because Of Wrestling

Blading scars, concave chests, cauliflower eyes, and other battle scars.

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WWE Champion, veteran pro-wrestler, one-third of one of WWE's greatest ever trios, outstanding babyface: Kofi Kingston is many things, but above all else, the 37-year-old is the only of a really, really weird chest.

Like Chris Jericho, this area of Kingston's body has been going concave for the best part of a decade. The gap between his pectoral muscles keeps widening as he ages and the man himself has a very simple explanation for what happened:-

Kofi is taking the p*ss here, but he wouldn't be the only wrestler to have his body permanent marked by the business. Wrestling takes athletes in as fresh potatoes and spits them out as rotten, lumpy mash. Few other sports generate such wear and tear on the performers and the grind is as relentless as it is unforgiving, particularly today, when risk levels have been elevated dangerously close to unsustainability.

Participating in wrestling leaves a mark on one's body, no matter the level. Each of the names within suffered for their art, even those who willingly modified their own physical form, though duplicate injuries have been omitted (it'd be easy to list 10 wrestlers with blading scars, for example) in the name of variety.

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