Former WWE Physician Frank Romascavage not too long ago sat down with Nick Hausman of Wrestling Inc. to speak about a wide range of subjects together with Mick Foley’s notorious Hell in a Cell drop.
Dr. Romascavage mentioned “I used to be there that evening. That was an unbelievable occasion. Right here’s Undertaker, he’s 7’0”, and he places his massive proper hand up there, and there’s Foley up high of his arm and guess what occurs? He goes down 10 ft after which one other 10 ft, so he goes down 17 – 20 ft straight down. The man was severely harm. I sewed his entire mouth up. He’s bleeding, a pair enamel by way of his nostril. What occurred after that, I used to be within the ring. You’ll see me in that match. I’m within the ring there, and Mick, he received beat up. He was hurting massive time. I mentioned, ‘Mick, come on. We’re gonna get you thru this.’ I took him within the again within the locker room again there. Enamel by way of, the entire bit there. We received the enamel on ice, sewed up his mouth for him, and he laid there. I mentioned, ‘I’m going to stitch you up actual fast.’ I used to be an ER physician so stitching up mouths and all that, I’ve accomplished it many, many occasions all through my medical profession. So what occurred is is I sewed him up. The enamel, we put them on ice.”
He continued by speaking concerning the irony of being in Pittsburgh for the occasion. He mentioned, “The most effective irony of the entire state of affairs is when you ever get caught, and I inform this to about all my sufferers right here at my apply, the place in case you have an acute dental downside and also you’re close to Pittsburgh, you couldn’t be in a greater place. College of Pittsburgh has a 24/7 on-call orthodontic dental kind program. I referred to as up the dentists or the dental orthodontic man, whoever was on name, and I mentioned, ‘Do you want wrestling?’ He says, ‘I like wrestling.’ I mentioned, ‘Properly, tonight I’m gonna make your evening. I’ve Mick Foley over right here. He’s received his enamel. I need you to place these enamel again the place they belong,’ and he did, so I despatched him over the dental faculty. I sewed up his entire mouth, and he went proper over to the dental faculty. He mounted him up.”
Crazily sufficient, Foley was despatched again out for the primary occasion later that evening when Stone Chilly and Kane had a match. Romascavage mentioned “I overlook what number of stitches. I put a bunch in his mouth. In actual fact, when you learn his e book, he’ll in all probability inform you what number of I did put in his mouth. Anyway, regardless of the lag time was, he did go over shortly thereafter, and guess what occurred? The man put his enamel in for him. He shocked everyone by going again out, however he did. That’s how he’s.”
It was by no means straightforward telling wrestlers that weren’t cleared to compete in matches. Talking on this, Romascavage mentioned “I by no means needed to sit any person down and say, ‘no, you possibly can’t do it.’ I might see individuals, they harm their knee actual unhealthy. They’d have been to an orthopedic man someplace. If I see any person that received harm in a match, you’d speak to them to see how they go. I might carry on them each day by speaking to them over the cellphone. It wasn’t a kind of kind of relationships. Make certain they had been good and in the event that they weren’t good, you make sure that they went to see any person. We all the time had everyone’s finest curiosity. If there was a selected kind of downside, we get them to the precise specialist.”
Due to Wrestling Inc. for offering the transcriptions and interview which you could hearken to here.
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