That’s horrible. Wrestling has come a long way in the last few years and a lot of that is due to the availability of so much more wrestling these days. Fans have more content available than they know what to do with these days and that is a great problem to have. This has allowed wrestling fans to see all kinds of new wrestlers but one of them will not be in the ring for a long time.
The AEW women’s division has come a long way in a pretty short amount of time and a lot of that has been due to bringing in all kinds of new talent. Several of them are names who might not have been seen before, at least not on a national level, and that has been a great thing. One of the names in the division with the least experience whatsoever might be needing some extra time before she gets that kind of exposure again.
AEW has announced that Anna Jay has suffered a shoulder injury during training and will be out of action for six to twelve months due to surgery. As a result, Jay is being replaced by Madi Wrenkowski in the Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament. Jay’s most recent match took place the January 12 edition of Dark and has only wrestled nineteen matches in her entire career.
Anna Jay was injured training & can’t compete tonight. Anna requires shoulder surgery & is expected to miss 6-12 months. She’s replaced in the Tournament by alternate @Madi_Wrenkowski, a student & protege of @thunderrosa22. Watch tonight 7/6c https://t.co/lBSV4sbfpB pic.twitter.com/QESqn6HWDk
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 22, 2021
Jay’s injury is rather serious. Check out her diagnosis and some of her time in the ring:
Opinion: That’s awful to hear as Jay is going to be put on the shelf almost as long as her entire career has lasted so far. She has not even have twenty matches in her career to date and already has quite the presence to her. Hopefully she can get back in the ring sooner rather than later to get her momentum back, as six months out is bad enough, but a full year is even worse.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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