A gruesome injury took place at a recent independent wrestling show. A man named Justin was preparing to compete in a match when he jumped off the second turnbuckle during his entrance and broke both of his legs when he made contact with the ring.
Video of the injury quickly spread on social media with more than three million views. We are not going to link to it, if you really want to see it, you can find it.
Justin’s injuries will cost him roughly $200,000 in medical expenses because he has no health insurance. A GoFundMe page was set up in order to help him.
Several wrestlers have donated to the cause, included Chris Jericho who dropped $2,000 to help. Other AEW stars like Joey Janela and Nick Jackson also donated. As of this writing, the campaign has raised $16,784 with over 250 donations.
“That was so terrible!!!!!”
From The GoFundMe page On The Incident
“Justin was invited to participate in a live amateur wrestling event this past weekend hosted by his good friends, when the performance was abruptly stopped. During his entrance, Justin jumped and spun from the second rope of the ring and when his feet hit the base of the structure, his knees bent backwards and both of his legs snapped! Since his injuries, Justin has had three surgeries with rods and pins put in his left leg with an additional surgery scheduled this week. Physicians are working hard to determine if amputation will be necessary. He’ll ultimately be faced with a long road to recovery starting with a two week minimum hospital stay.
“His son, fiance, family and friends are asking for donations in support of his medical expenses as Justin does not have insurance.Yes $200,000 seems incredibly steep, however the hospital stay, numerous surgeries, medical equipment, the countless months of [physical] therapy ahead, and even handicapping his home will far exceed this request.”