That could be worse. Injuries are the kind of things that happen to everyone at some point or another in wrestling. That does not make it any better, but one of the worst parts is waiting to find out how long someone could be out of action. Every injury is different, which was the case this week as two wrestlers were hurt on back to back days. Now we know a little more about both.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Mercedes Martinez suffered a concussion during this week’s edition of NXT when Xia Li kicked her in the head. The match was stopped as a result of the injury, as Martinez was not able to stay down to be covered. There is no word on how much time Martinez could miss because of the injury, as concussions can take different amounts of time to heal.

The other injury this week took place on AEW Dynamite, when Rebel suffered a dislocated kneecap during a tag team match. Rebel was breaking up a pinfall attempt when her knee went out, causing her to miss the rest of the match and be carried out of the arena. According to Fightful Select, Rebel was in good spirits following the injury. There is no word on how much time she will miss, but the normal recovery time for such an injury is six weeks. It is not clear if Rebel will be off television as she recovers.

It was a nasty week. Check out the matches and Rebel being helped out:

Mercedes Martinez & Jake Atlas vs. Xia Li & Boa: WWE NXT, June 29, 2021

Opinion: There isn’t much good to be seen here, but at least the injuries are not worse than they already are. Unfortunately both of these things were freak accidents and there was little that could have been done to stop them. Hopefully both of them are back on their feet sooner rather than later, as you never want to see someone out of action. Both of them help the company, and it will be nice to have them back.

What should both of them do when they are back? Which promotion has the best women’s division? 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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