Wrestler Shawn Phoenix broke his skull after he dove from the top rope on the table before he hits the ground.<br>
Wrestler Shawn Phoenix broke his skull after a top-rope dive went horribly wrong.
The 27-year-old was left with a bleeding brain and permanent hearing loss in his left ear after he crashed headfirst into the concrete floor.
The independent wrestler climbed to the top rope, before he attempted to land on the top of his rival with a front flip.
But his opponent rolled out of the way, and the wooden table did not break, the 27-year-old’s fall.
As a result, Phoenix hit the side of his head against the floor in front of startled spectators. It is unclear what organization Phoenix is struggling and where the incident occurred.
After he was rushed to the hospital, Phoenix said that he was “unbreakable” as he confirmed that he was released after six days.
His post read: “Footage of my accident that resulted in a fractured skull, bleeding on my brain, permanent hearing loss. Risks are real, accidents can happen. I’m fine.”
He posted a clip of the horrifying incident to his social media pages and on Reddit with a warning about the dangers of wrestling.
Answering questions from fans, he replied: “I’m an adrenaline junkie, unfortunately, it didn’t worked as I wanted. I only remember on the top rope, then woke up on the floor. Imagine the worst headache you’ve ever had.
“Then suppose you get hit in the head with a baseball bat with this headache every time someone spoke or I looked at the lights.”
This article originally appeared in The Sun.