That’s never good. Injuries can happen to any wrestler at any point in time. There are a variety of them to pick from, as it could be caused by anything from a fluke accident that changes everything at once to a career’s worth of wear and tear that builds up over time. It seems to be the latter in this case though and now someone is probably going to be on the shelf for a long time to come.

AEW’s Trent has announced via Instagram that he has undergone neck fusion surgery. There is currently no word on how long he will be out of action or if he will be able to wrestle again. During this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite, Tony Schiavone mentioned that the surgery was to help with spinal stenosis. Trent’s most recent match took place on April 21, and was only his fourth match back after missing nearly four months due to a torn pectoral muscle.

Trent has been a fixture of AEW. Check out some of his better moments with the company:

Trent Wants an Apology to His Mom on Speaker Phone | AEW Dynamite, 8/5/20

What Happened After Trent Ruined Miro's Video Game? | AEW Dynamite Anniversary Show, 10/14/20

Opinion: What matters most here is Trent’s health, as this is the kind of situation that could cause all kinds of serious long term problems. Neck surgeries can end careers, as can spinal stenosis. Hopefully the surgery fixes whatever is wrong and Trent is able to get back in the ring, but more importantly, hopefully he is able to be without pain or any long term effects from his condition.

What do you think of Trent? What should the rest of the Best Friends do without him? Let us know in the comments below.

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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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