Jay Lethal says a little insight can show how crazy wrestlers are.
Last week, Jay Lethal pinned Dalton Castle in a four-way match for the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Championship. It has been known that Castle has been battling a back injury and in an interview with CBS Local Sports, Lethal was asked about wrestling an injured athlete. Lethal said professional wrestlers deal with injury in a peculiar way.
"Most of that falls on the shoulders of whoever is injured...It’s so weird to see in the wrestling business, and hopefully this gives you a little insight into how crazy wrestlers are. Whenever two wrestlers get together and one of them is hurt, it’s never the one who’s hurt who says, “No, maybe we shouldn't, or I can’t.” It’s always the other one. And the injured wrestler is always the one trying to go above and beyond and really push his body to the limit," said Lethal.
This mentality by wrestlers can lead to risky behavior according to Lethal and he believes wrestlers can be inherently "selfish" about wanting to put on the best performance at every single opportunity.
The full interview is available at CBSLocal.com.