Don't listen to those overly-critical gadflies who will try to convince you that "pro-wrestling isn't real" and that the wrestlers "know how to fall" - pro-wrestling most certainly hurts.
The mat is not a trampoline; it's a harsh assembly of wooden planks covered only by a pathetically-thin padding of foam so that the bumps don't hurt as bad. Taking regular punishment in that ring night after night is painful enough, but given the wrestlers' propensity for performing high-impact spots, it makes for a much higher chance of bodily trauma.
Unfortunately, it also leaves them with much more room for error too.
Yes, accidents and injuries happen in professional wrestling. Though many fans like to place blame on certain wrestlers when somebody gets injured, it's usually nobody's fault. Well, unless you're Sexy Star and you just feel like ripping someone's arm out of its socket. Anyway, I digress.
In some instances, wrestlers can see that something is about to go terribly wrong and save their opponent at the very last second. Let's take a look at a few examples of such heroism...