Refereeing is not an easy job in the world of professional wrestling. Sometimes, you can become a casualty of the action in the ring.
The senior referee of Ring of Honor, Todd Sinclair, discussed separating his shoulder while refereeing a match between Roderick Strong and Seth Rollins, known in Ring of Honor as Tyler Black, while speaking to ROHWrestling.com for their 10 Questions feature.
He commented, “I've been very lucky when it comes to injuries over the past 18-plus years of refereeing. No broken bones, no surgeries. That said, some part of my body hurts all the time, depending on the day, but nothing too bad.” He continued, “I would say the worst injury I've had was a separated shoulder. Tyler Black versus Roderick Strong at Glory by Honor IX -- I mistakenly got in the way of a Roddy “Sick Kick,” and he nearly kicked my face off. That hurt a ton for about one second, until I crashed down on the canvas onto my armpit. My shoulder popped right out of its socket as I landed. Instant extreme pain. My shoulder still bothers me to this day because of that.”
In the same Q&A session, he discusses his favorite matches to officiate. Learn more about those at this link.