Lita Explains How An In-Ring Injury Led To A ‘Janky-Ass Half Of A Tooth’ (And No Veneer)

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Lita Explains How An In-Ring Injury Led To A ‘Janky-Ass Half Of A Tooth’ (And No Veneer)


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Lita recalls how she ended up with her ‘janky-ass’ half a tooth after breaking it in a WWE ring.

Fans can’t help but react in shock or get squeamish over the sight of a wrestler losing a tooth during a match, and one viewer asked Lita about such an injury on her latest Twitch stream. After airing a tribute video that showed a photo of her with a bloody mouth, Lita recalled how she broke her tooth during the match and didn’t get it fixed right away.

“There’s me with my bloody mouth… I broke my teeth, that’s the bottom line. My bottom right tooth, sliced it in half, and I was like, ‘cool… I just got back, and oh yeah, this shit hurts!’ It was kind of like the exact opposite of popping into a stream and dropping a 25 bomb,” Lita said. “It was like popping back into the ring and getting your teeth knocked out.”

Lita played more of the video before explaining that she now has a fake, makeshift filling because she broke her tooth and never went back to get the veneer put in.

“It was crazy the way it broke. It was perfectly sliced in half, and they pulled out the half that was broken and they put back this, I don’t know, like this putty [in there] that was temporary,” Lita explained. “They were like ‘let’s just put this on so it’s sealed up…’ A filler, sure, so they put this filler in there and fashioned a tooth, and they [told me] to come back and you can get your permanent one in two weeks. Well… once I got back on the road, I was on the road all of the time and I never got it fixed, so it’s just like half of a tooth with a filling over it. It just is. It’s just a janky-ass half of a tooth with some putty over the other half. I should have a veneer, yes, but I don’t.”

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