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On this date in WCW history: Sid Vicious breaks his leg on Nitro

Perhaps the worst on air injury in pro wrestling history occurred on this date, as Sid Vicious broke his leg on Monday Nitro.

Since I cover combat sports for a living, I've pretty much desensitized myself to most of the unfortunate carnage that's part and parcel of a career in cage fighting. Blood, lacerations, you name it, I can handle it.

Well, almost.

My Achilles heel? Bones. I have trouble watching bones break, which is why I had to hide under my blankie when Frank Mir used Antonio Rodrigo's arm for his Thanksgiving wishbone.

That leads me to this date in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) history, when Sid Vicious competed for the World Heavyweight Championship against Scott Steiner, Jeff Jarrett and Animal in a "Four Corners" match at the Sin pay-per-view back on January 14, 2001.

During the bout, Sid took a leap of faith off the turnbuckle, trying to land a jumping big boot to the face of Steiner. He landed awkwardly on his lead leg, and pop-pop goes the weasel, the weasel.

You can't un-see this:

Not surprisingly, Sid required surgery and would walk with a cane for several months following his rehabilitation, which lasted over three years.

How about it Cagesiders, gnarliest injury to ever make the airwaves?

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