I thought dinosaurs were extinct. Injuries are something that can take down any wrestler at any given time. They are the ultimate danger for wrestlers and that is the kind of thing that can change everything in the blink of an eye. They can happen to anyone in any company and one of the scariest things is seeing how long someone is going to be on the shelf. They can range from a few days all the way to the rest of their careers, but thankfully this one seems to be a little bit less severe than others.
Earlier this fall, AEW’s Luchasaurus was put on the shelf with a calf injury. The match took him out of Jurassic Express’ first round match in the AEW Tag Team Title tournament with Marko Stunt taking his place to team with Jungle Boy against the Lucha Bros. It was not clear exactly how long Luchasaurus would be on the shelf but it was estimated to be a few months, which was an upgrade from six to nine months had the injury been worse than expected. Now though, we know how bad things are.
During this week’s Dynamite, Luchasaurus made his return to save Stunt and Boy from an attack at the hands of the Dark Order. Luchasaurus made the save and attacked all of the Dark Order and the Creepers, including taking down three Creepers at once with a single spinning kick. All three members of Jurassic Express then posed together with Boy sitting on Luchasaurus’ shoulders. It is not clear when Luchasaurus will be cleared to return to the ring.
It was a heck of a return. Check out Luchasaurus coming back and cleaning house:
Opinion: This is how you make a new star and AEW seems to understand that. The fans like Luchasaurus and he looks awesome enough to make almost anything work. I don’t know how big of a deal he can become, but he could be the kind of a cult favorite who becomes a star in the company. That is the kind of thing AEW needs at the moment and if Luchasaurus is their first big thing, so be it. As long as he can back it up whatsoever in the ring, and he can, everything is going to be fine.
Did you like the return? What do you expect from Luchasaurus going forward? 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. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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