Wrestler's top-rope dive goes awry, sending him crashing head first into concrete floor

Mail Online | 12/20/2018 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
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An independent pro wrestler from Pennsylvania is lucky to be alive after a nearly fatal accident during an event this fall, which sent him diving from the top rope into the concrete floor.

Shawn Phoenix, 27, suffered a fractured skull, brain bleeding and permanent hearing loss in his ear on October 6, which he now calls the worst day of his life.

Wednesday - Phoenix - Media - Video - Wrestling

On Wednesday, Phoenix took to social media to release a video recording from the fateful wrestling match in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, which begins with the pierced and tattooed Phoenix standing on the top rope of the wrestling ring and getting into a somersault.

Phoenix's plan was to land on top of his opponent, but while he was performing the front flip, his rival rolled out of the way.

Table - Ring - Phoenix - Fall - Wrestler

A wooden table positioned next to the ring was meant to break Phoenix's fall, but the wrestler missed and instead landed square on the left side of his head.

As a referee and event staff rushed to his aid, Phoenix remained lying motionless....
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