The sight of a wrestler being suddenly dropped on their head, a performer falling from a great height or individuals having their bodies obliterated by inanimate objects will forever force fans to go absolutely nuts and simultaneously question whether what they just saw was supposed to even happen.
In many cases, it definitely was, as some of the most iconic and genuinely unsettling bumps in wrestling history were planned out in advance and precautions were put in place to ensure the stunt/move was pulled off as safely as possible. But, accidents can still happen when trying to create these shocking moments. That's just life, I'm afraid. That being said, there are also those other types of bumps which sounded like a truly terrible idea from the moment they were pitched and should never have been given the green light at all.
Whether they fall into the unfortunate former or latter category, each of these following ten sickening bumps left bodies broken, careers shortened and fans wincing at the sight of their favourite stars in legitimately perilous positions.
As always, hindsight is 20/20 and you'd like to think that each of the promotions involved have learned from their mistakes, but there's no denying that absolutely none of these incidents should've made it onto live television.
10. Enzo Amore Gets Knocked Out By A Ring Rope
Even though Enzo Amore was largely an annoying little sh*t throughout most of his WWE tenure (and career since departing the company), you still wouldn't wish a disturbing concussion on any professional wrestler and the one the former Cruiserweight Champion suffered at Payback 2016 was about as dreadful as they come.
During a botched spot which saw Simon Gotch of The Vaudevillians attempting to hurl Amore out of the ring in the middle of a tag team bout, the latter collided with the ring ropes. This caused Amore's head to snap back onto the mat and the star was then left in a knocked out heap on the outside.
At first, everyone in the arena (Michael Cole included) assumed Amore was simply convincingly selling the ugly looking collision with the ring ropes. However, after taking in a few replays and studying the motionless body of Big Cass' partner in crime, it was clear Amore was genuinely out cold.
WWE tried to cover their tracks somewhat by announcing that The Vaudevillians had won the encounter, despite the bout being ruled as a no contest. But it was very much apparent that this painful c*ck-up was anything but part of the plan.