Shane McMahon’s nasty injury suffered at WrestleMania 39 is a timely reminder of just how risky professional wrestling can be.
Many fans grew up with WWE home video’s carrying the ‘Don’t Try This At Home’ warning that highlighted the dangers of wrestling. As McMahon’s unfortunate set back has proven, even the simplest of moves done incorrectly can have the most devastating effect on a competitors career.
Former ECW Champion Matt Hardy has revealed that one of wrestling’s most common bumps is one that he looks to avoid.
Matt Hardy Reveals One Bump He Tries To Avoid
Speaking on a recent edition of The Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy, the former WWE Tag Team Champion revealed that the bump he is keenest to avoid is a backdrop:
“Anything that will hurt me I try and avoid. The hardest bump to learn how to take when I was like young and invincible and indestructible, there wasn’t anything that I was afraid to take, maybe I would say a backdrop was one of the trickier things.
And that’s something I don’t do now. Because a backdrop, a backdrop is one of those things like especially in my scenario in my situation, because my hips and my lower back are so beat up. If you would over rotate on a backdrop and like land in that position like running your tailbone and coccyx, that will be brutal for me. So like, I usually opt out of those.
I can’t think it’s been a long time since I’ve taken a backdrop I’ll leave it at that. But that that would probably be the answer of the thing I probably would avoid the most.”
Hardy isn’t the first competitor to protect themselves from the potential effects of the back drop, with WWE Hall Of Famer ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair famously landing at an unusual angle after taking the move to avoid causing futher damage to injuries sustained during a 1975 plane crash.
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