Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto was injured at the conclusion of this week’s 205 Live broadcast when a fan threw a water bottle that struck him in the face. The incident was shown on 205 Live and several fans posted video:
SOMEONE THREW A WATER BOTTLE AT KALISTO pic.twitter.com/Ev84rdUbqA
— dangerously? (@mrdangerously) December 20, 2017
Update: Kalisto’s wife issued the following statement on the incident, noting that Kalisto required several stitches as as result of the assault, underwent and MRI and has a possible fracture.
— Abby (@1stladylucha) December 22, 2017
Reaction to Kalisto Being Hit with Water Bottle
Several people have commented on the incident and the potential danger posed to performers by such actions.
— Justin J. Lopez (@stellar_jl319) December 20, 2017
Can't believe someone would sit through Smackdown to watch 205 live only to throw a bottle at Kalisto https://t.co/atzEy8iThV
— BBM8 (@starklordx) December 20, 2017
To the guy who threw a full water bottle at @KalistoWWE during 205live… Way to be a piece of shit!!!
— Mikaze (@IamMikaze) December 20, 2017
people were so into the post match that the closing shot was Kalisto getting nailed in the face with a water bottle.
— luchablog (@luchablog) December 20, 2017
31-year-old Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez is better known to wrestling fans as Kalisto. He is a 2x United States champion and a former cruiserweight champion as well.
While Kalisto is billed as being from Mexico, he was actually born in Chicago and now lives in Orlando. He did live in Mexico City as a child for a few years, however, and became a big Lucha Libre fan during those years.