That is horrible. You never know when you are going to see someone get hurt in wrestling. It does not matter who it is or how much training and experience that they have: no wrestler is going to be able to make themselves completely safe. There are going to be some issues that cause wrestlers to have some form of a risk and that was on display this weekend in a scary moment.
One of the bigger matches on Saturday’s AEW All Out card was Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara in a Broken Rules match. The rules basically meant Last Man Standing, which can be a very violent match when it is given the time to work. That can also make it a rather dangerous match, which is what took place early on in the match in a very bad and scary way.
Hardy was injured during the Broken Rules match after landing badly on a fall. Guevara and Hardy climbed onto a scissor lift which was raised into the air, allowing Hardy to try the Side Effect through a table below. The two of them landed wrong and Hardy’s head collided with the concrete over ten feet below. The referee called a stop to the match but Hardy was quickly cleared and allowed to continue, with the match heading into the arena. A few minutes later, the two climbed up a scaffold and Hardy knocked Guevara off to win the match.
Later in the show, commentary explained that Hardy had been checked by the doctor immediately after the fall and was allowed to continue. According to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Hardy was taken to the hospital before the show ended. There is no word on when Hardy will be cleared to wrestle again.
Matt Hardy on his way to the hospital.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) September 6, 2020
It was a horrible fall and I will not be showing it here. Check out Hardy in better health:
Opinion: That was one of the scariest things I have seen in wrestling in a long time. I do not know if this is the case, but I would certainly hope that they did not allow Hardy to continue because of the stipulation of Hardy leaving AEW if he had lost. There are other ways to solve that problem later and they do not involve Hardy continuing the match. Doctor’s clearance or not, someone should have stopped the match immediately, as I can’t imagine most fans complaining about a situation like that forcing a stoppage.
What is next for Hardy? Will he ever be a champion in AEW? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!