Pro wrestling is full of people who went through several trials and tribulations as they make their way through the treacherous and unpredictable world. That being said, you never know when something could be around the corner to threaten everything.

Joaquin Wilde is doing very well right now as a member of the SmackDown roster. He got his call-up from NXT as member of Legado Del Fantasma, and now it appears he is still going strong.

While speaking to Out Of Character, LWO member Joaquin Wilde was very open about a near-fatal injury that he suffered in Mexico several years ago. Thankfully, he is okay now, but things were pretty scary for a bit.

“It’s unbelievable. I think sometimes like, because it wasn’t just that this injury happened and it should have ended my career, it should have been in my life. I remember speaking to a gastroenterologist two months after the injury happened. When he looked at my X-rays and told him my story and whatnot, he looked at me and said, ‘I feel like I’m talking to a ghost right now. You should be dead.’ I just thought to myself, like, ‘Why was I given this second chance? Why was I spared? Why am I still able to wrestle? Why am I still alive?’, and I just always thought it’s because there must be something left for me to achieve in this business, and yeah, I guess WWE was that thing, and here we are. I’m so glad that it all worked out.”


Thankfully, Joaquin Wilde was able to kick out of that difficult situation, and he continued on the road that brought him to WWE. Only time will tell what he can achieve in WWE, but he certainly went through a lot to get him there.

The LWO might not even be a thing if Joaquin Wilde saw a different fate in that situation, because Legado Del Fantasma certainly wouldn’t have been the same force in NXT.

What’s your take on this situation? Who has the best pro wrestling survival story? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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