|Sid breaks his leg|
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I debated doing this as a Friday Fail as it saw someone suffer a serious injury. But one of our readers (and a friend of mine), Weston made the argument that a fail happens when you attempt to do something and it doesn't go according to plan. Maybe it wasn't the best idea for a 6'7" monster to climb the top rope.
I'll be honest, I can't even go back and look at the footage of the accident. It happened at the WCW pay per view SIN in 2001. Sid was wrestling Scott Steiner, Animal, and Jeff Jarrett. Sid went to the top rope and to say he landed wrong is an understatement. He landed on his leg the wrong way and it snapped like a twig.
The break was so graphic and horrific in my opinion, I was shocked that Sid eventually was able to get back in the ring and wrestle. He was no spring chicken at the time of the accident and to see him still active today is a testament to his determination. I interviewed Sid once before the accident. He talked about all the training he goes through to stay in such great shape.