The unfortunate highlight of the WWE No Mercy event was one particularly gruesome instance during the Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus and Cesaro WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match.
All appeared to be going to plan until Cesaro went flying into the turnbuckle teeth first. It was a standard wrestling move gone horribly awry, and it appeared the Cesaro had broken several of the teeth in the front of his mouth.
The truth is much worse.
The reason you couldn’t see Cesaro’s teeth wasn’t because they had broken and fallen out, rather they’d been jammed up into his jaw. Blood flowed like the mighty Euphrates, and the whole scene was gruesome and real in a way you don’t normally see in the WWE.
Here is the official statement published on WWE.com:
Following an injury to his front teeth during a heated Raw Tag Team Title Match at WWE No Mercy, Cesaro will visit a maxillofacial surgeon to have the issue resolved and get himself back into action.
“Cesaro’s teeth were pushed up into his upper jaw by about 3 to 4 mm,” WWE medical personnel Dr. Daquino explained. “The next step is for him to see a maxillofacial surgeon today, most likely removing the teeth and then having some implants made. So hopeful we will have him up and running after Tuesday or so.”
The Swiss Cyborg also received three stitches in the bottom lip, but that was overshadowed by what happened with his teeth.
The crazy part is that Cesaro will be back into the ring following his surgery.
While there is something to be said for professional wrestling being his job, trauma is trauma, and that’s the kind of painful mishap nobody can soon forget.
Just the three stitches on the bottom lip would be enough to make most people opt to become a CPA instead of professional wrestler.