By Stevie Adams / in , , , , /

This one wasn’t really a whole tooth being
knocked out but instead, a large chunk of a tooth being broken. At No Mercy 2008, the
then World Heavyweight Champion, Chris Jericho went up against “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn
Michaels in a ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Early in the match, Jericho
tasted his own blood following a nasty ladder spot in which Michaels smacked a ladder right
in Jericho’s face. The impact shattered most of Jericho’s upper left tooth and blood
could be seen gushing out of Y2J’s mouth throughout the match. Despite this, the two
went on to put on a tremendous match, which saw Jericho emerge victorious. Although Michaels
lost the match, he did take a part of Jericho with him… the tooth of Jericho…well part
of it anyway. You know what happens when you break Jericho’s tooth, Michaels…. Huh?
You know what happens? Shawn Michaels… you just made the list! I guess it was payback
for Michaels for when Jericho gave Michaels’ wife the gift of Jericho by full-on punching
her in the face. At a WWE live event in Las Vegas, “The Queen
of Harts”, Natalya, teamed up with Carmella and Alexa Bliss to take on Becky Lynch and
Nikki Bella in a 3-on-2 handicap match. However, during the match, she had her two front teeth
knocked out. It is unclear how and when she had her teeth knocked out but like a true
Hart, Natalya continued and finished the match. It was probably Seth Rollins who was responsible,
in the eyes of her Uncle Bret. Natalya may have lost two teeth but she did not lose her
smile as she took to Instagram posting this selfie along with the caption, “BRB…..
Just grabbing two new front teeth! ………. All in a day’s work!” After having emergency
dental work, Natalya posted another selfie of her new front teeth. I’m surprised the
WWE didn’t make some ridiculous storyline out of this like they did with Nattie Neidfart. Jeff Hardy is known for his death-defying
leaps and has taken many painful shots and bumps throughout his 20+ year wrestling career
including one that happened at Payback 2017. Jeff Hardy may have successfully defended
the RAW tag team championships with his brother Matt, however, this came at a cost; the cost
of a tooth. At one point in the match, Sheamus performed a vicious, stiff kick to the face
of Jeff Hardy, knocking out his pearly white, which could be seen flying out of his mouth,
if you look closely. With a tooth missing, it’s safe to say that Jeff Hardy was quite
literally “broken” on that day. Following the match, Hardy received medical attention
and his missing tooth was recovered. I wonder what he did with that missing tooth? Maybe
he gave it to “The Tooth Fairy”… Back in the Atti-tooth Era… Attitude Era,
Mick Foley, who was Mankind back then, faced The Undertaker in an unforgettable Hell in
a Cell match at King of the Ring 1998. Less than two minutes into the match, The Undertaker
threw Foley off the top of the 16-foot cell straight through the Spanish announcers’
table causing announcer Jim Ross to famously utter, “Good God almighty! Good God almighty!
That killed him! As God as my witness, he is broken in half!” A few minutes later
in the match, another memorable moment came when The Undertaker chokeslammed Foley through
the top of the cell, which legitimately knocked him unconscious. Foley’s tooth was knocked
out in the impact when a chair that followed behind him smacked him right in the face as
he crashed hard onto the mat. However, that didn’t stop him from finishing the match
and he even gave a bloody smile to the camera, ignoring the fact that his own tooth was lodged
in his nose. You just have to respect the guy; he was concussed, he dislocated his shoulder,
he dislocated his jaw, bruised his ribs and suffered internal bleeding yet he wouldn’t
stay down. It took a chokeslam on a pile of thumbtacks followed by a tombstone piledriver
to eventually put Foley down. They don’t call him “The Hardcore Legend” for nothing. This was a more recent incident that occurred
at No Mercy 2017. The team of Cesaro and Sheamus took on two thirds of The Shield: Seth Rollins
and Dean Ambrose for their RAW tag team titles, however, near mid-way through the match, Cesaro
became “Thetharo” or Bushwhacker Luke after “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose
performed a slingshot, sending him face-first in the corner of the ring post. The brutal
connection left Cesaro with a few busted teeth, which were actually pushed up 3-4mm into his
upper jaw and blood was visibly seeping out of his mouth. Like all the others in this
list, credit to Cesaro, who soldiered on and went on to deliver a fantastic performance.
If that does not make him a worthy World Champion contender, then I don’t know what does. He must really be
a Swiss Cyborg… sorry, my mistake… Thwith Thyborg, speaking of which, whoever thought
of that shirt deserves some sort of medal as that is one of the greatest WWE shirts
ever made; the Thwith Thyborg Thetharo. Although Cesaro lost the match as well as parts of
his teeth, he was in good spirits and tweeted the following backstage: “Anybody know a
good dentist? Issac Yankem DDS? This is not over. Still.” I’m not too sure that’s
the best dentist to go with… With all these tooth injuries, a new era has begun… The
Toothless Aggression Era.

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