Today In Pro Wrestling History (Jan 14): Sid Vicious Suffers A Vicious Injury

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On January 14, 2001, at the Conseco Fieldhouse, a pivotal moment occurred at the WCW Sin pay-per-view event, overshadowing the main event where Scott Steiner successfully retained the WCW World Heavyweight title.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (Jan 14): Sid Vicious Suffers A Vicious Injury

Today In Pro Wrestling History January 14

The night was marked by a gruesome incident involving Sid Vicious. During the four-way main event, Sid suffered a horrific injury, breaking his leg in two places. This incident was so severe that it was not just mentioned but also exploited in the following night’s episode of WCW’s Monday Night Nitro.

After undergoing a two-hour surgery involving the insertion of a 17-inch metal rod in his leg and enduring a challenging rehabilitation, he made a comeback. In 2004, he started wrestling with the International Wrestling Syndicate in Canada and appeared in several events throughout the 2000s. Notably, on June 25, 2012, he participated in the 1000th episode of Raw, defeating Heath Slater in under two minutes with his powerbomb finisher.

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