Independent wrestling saw another terrible injury last weekend.
Just a few weeks on from the man that had his groin set on fire, Georgia indie wrestler Lazer (Chris Johnson) suffered multiple broken bones after jumping from a ladder at an event put on by Doc Gallows’ Lariato Pro Wrestling Guild promotion.
Lazer jumped from the top of the ladder that was set up in the ring all the way to the outside and he suffered a fractured hip and fractured femur, according to Georgia Wrestling History.
As he jumped, his hip come out of his socket and then he broke his femur – the biggest bone in the body – on the landing. Yikes.
Incredibly, Lazer managed to finish the match! Quite a miraculous feat by any stretch of the imagination.
Veteran pro wrestler Tommy Dreamer, who was at the show and tweeted one of the viral videos, commented on the ill-fated spot, writing, “I watched someone almost die last night. He wound up w/a broken hip.”
Gallows, who runs the company, is famed for his time in WWE and now in IMPACT. As part of the Good Brothers with Karl Anderson, they have been appearing on both IMPACT and AEW TV and are due to compete in New Japan once again in the coming months.
Lazer has had successful surgery to sort out his terrible injuries and it’s believed he will be out of action for six months.
He wrote in a post-surgery Facebook post: “Just got out of surgery and the Dr’s all said I was not only very lucky but quite possibly one of the toughest men they have ever seen to be able to finish that match with what would later be diagnosed as a hip break.
“Everything went well during surgery. I will be on the mend for at least 3’months as I rehab and gain my strength back. I just want all of my fans to know how much your calls, messages, and most of all prayers have meant to me. This is not the last you have seen of the MAN CALLED LAZER!!!!!”
Earlier this year, former WWE star Big Cass also made his return to professional wrestling at a Lariato Pro show. He’s now in IMPACT as W. Morrissey.