Throughout the history of pro wrestling, injuries have stopped matches, shortened careers, and ruined lives. Nevertheless, it's become an accepted part of the sport and WWE is no exception.
The biggest brand in wrestling has seen an alarming myriad of injuries over the last couple of years. WrestleMania 32 was particularly ravaged by injury in the build-up - with Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Cesaro, Sting, and John Cena all succumbing to injury before it - and left the 'Showcase of the Immortals' without several of WWE's key players in 2016.
Outside of the WWE, 2015 also saw the tragic loss of Perro Aguayo Jr, who died in the ring in Tijuana. In an industry that’s all too often accused of being fake, it doesn’t get any more shockingly real than that. Perro Aguayo Jr wasn't the first wrestler to lose his life between the ropes either. Most notably, Japanese legend, Mitsuharu Misawa tragically died in the ring in 2009 as a result of cumulative injuries.
With so many serious afflicitions sustained over the years, it's impossible to collate them all. Here's a list of just some of the most horrific injuries from the last 20 years that incredibly didn't result in the bell being called.