5 Pro Wrestling World Champions' Careers That Were Altered By Sudden Injuries

Harsh reality can strike quick...

4. Sting (2015)


It's hard to believe it's been five years since Sting's first-ever WWE match. Sadly, we're also rolling up on five years since Sting's *last* WWE match, as well as last match anywhere, as a result of an injury sustained in a WWE championship match against Seth Rollins.

Rollins delivered his patented Buckle Bomb onto Sting late in their title bout, resulting in the 56-year-old icon sustaining cervical spinal stenosis, which required surgery to fix. As a result of the injury, Sting officially announced his retirement the following April.

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.