They trade their bodies and lives to entertain us and it’s quite obvious that their career remains on the line every time they step into the ring considering the amount of pressure and workload they carry. It depends on that particular individual’s body to work to a certain level and the number of career threatening matches they have been into, throughout his career.
Most of the sudden called offs in career happened due to these injuries, but sometimes there were some contractual or personal problems too. Here are the 10 superstars who had no choice but to quit WWE all of a sudden. The world “life” is used ironically in the title as to refer how much wrestling in WWE meant to them.
One of the most shocking OMG moments in the history of Sports Entertainment and a valid example why this business is even life-threatening every time one superstar steps inside the ring. He was on the top of the mountain retaining his title at Wrestlemania 27 but the neck injury was gradually taking his hands into a paralysis condition and WWE doctors had no choice but to stop him from wrestling. That night is an epic one and his speech still makes us go crying.
Most beloved superstar for the fans who had the audacity to say “This Company will be far better after Vince McMohan’s death” and thus becoming the longest reigning WWE champion in the modern era. But what if no tasks in hand after the title reign? That’s exactly what happened with him as he reached to a mid-card level. The problems with him were never addressed and he left the company after 2014 Royal Rumble.
As a Diva, AJ Lee had a compact career and done almost every single thing a Diva can do, be it a performer inside the ring, being the longest reigning champion, RAW general manager, seducer cum serial kisser etc. So she decided to call it off and walk in the footprint of his husband none other than CM Punk.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
During the last leg in his career, Stone Cold suffered a serious neck injury and that was the reason WWE Creative presented him as a manager or a special guest referee for quite sometimes. He had his issues with Vince too related this and after Wrestlemania 20 much like Goldberg silently removed from the main roster.
It was the Infamous ‘Montreal Screw Job’ at Survivor Series when Shawn Michaels made him tap out with his own sharpshooter in his own home country. He decided to quit immediately after that night and did not even talk to Vince Mcmohan too. He did not make any WWE live event appearance for 12 years since then till 2009.
It’s a shame that a career like Christian, unfortunately, had to stop due to injuries after injuries. Since his return in 2012, he had faced various road blocks and has written out of storyline since then. Though it’s a good thing he had a last main event match at 2013 Summerslam against Alberto Del Rio. Remembering his age and injuries, it’s evident he is soon to be added in the alumni section.
Rey has done a hall of Famer career already before injury took him over but we would love to see him one last time in the squared circle for the very last time. But again considering his age, it’s quite easy to say that we had seen last of him. Even his relation with WWE is so much tensed since his injury that he is not even considered for the Hall of Fame induction.
Vince McMahon has his own propaganda over injuries and after having three surgeries in his neck it’s almost evident that he will not allow Daniel Bryan to wrestle again and thereby a huge popular superstar’s career will be over in near future. Bryan has a separated shoulder too and despite his own doctors cleared him for wrestling its painful for him not to be able to do what he was meant to do.