NXT referee Tom Castor is the epitome of badass. His testicular fortitude is off the charts. At an NXT event last night in Omaha, he officiated the main event between Tyler Breeze and Velveteen Dream. Unfortunately, Castor broke his leg in the ring. He must have graduated from the Dalton school of philosophy for bouncers. “Pain don’t hurt.” Castor gutted it out to make the final three count.
Warning: Photos and video ahead of the injured leg, but not the moment itself of the break. It is not graphic, although, it is certainly enough to unsettle those that easily get queasy from this sort of thing.
Here is video of the three count. Castor is already on the mat on the right side. Language not suitable for work.
That moment you realize your town is cursed. 2 leg injuries in 1 night #NXTOmaha pic.twitter.com/jz1RB8Ymyk— Michael Davis (@TheRealMikeD23) April 26, 2019
Here is a photo of Castor mid count. Notice the awkward angle of his foot.
@WWE @WWENXT @TripleH you guys need to give this ref a raise ! Broke his leg and still went on with the show and counted out Tyler Breeze #NXTOmaha pic.twitter.com/4ZXgZWWUGc— Riley Pentecost (@Steelerpent) April 26, 2019
And a different view of how legs aren’t supposed to bend that way.
This ref busted his ankle and still rolled over and made the final count for the pin he is the biggest bad ass of wrestling!!! #NXTOmaha pic.twitter.com/5LsFlBSlNn— THE Nardawg (@nardawg360) April 26, 2019
If that didn’t give you a new found respect for Tom Castor, then this message from fellow NXT referee Drake Wuertz surely will.
Please say a prayer for my brother @tomcastorWWE. He broke his leg in the line of duty tonight during the main event of #NXTOmaha. When he was on the stretcher he squeezed my hand and proudly said "Drake I Love the Business". We love you Tom!— Drake Wuertz (@WWEDrakeWuertz) April 26, 2019
On the stretcher, Castor squeezed Wuertz’s hand and said, “Drake, I love the business.”
I’d say Castor deserves a lengthy contract with WWE for showing that type of dedication to finish the match. Best wishes to certified badass Tom Castor for a healthy recovery.