• Adam Cole’s Concussion Is Reportedly “Very Serious”
At the AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door pay-per-view, Jay White defeated Adam Cole, Hangman Page & Kazuchika Okada in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
The match ended abruptly when White pinned Cole out of nowhere to win the match.
Cole, who entered the match with a shoulder injury, reportedly suffered a concussion in this match, so they quickly ended the match.
Adam’s girlfriend, former AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker, wrote the following about Adam’s injury and him being body shamed on Social Media:
“Some of you will truly never understand the lengths some wrestlers will go to make sure you are entertained…regardless of how horribly you treat them online.
It goes far beyond the bumps and bruises you see, yet they are endlessly devoted to their fans.”
According to the Wrestling Observer, Cole’s concussion is reportedly ‘very serious’ and his shoulder injury could keep him out of action for a long time:
“It’s probably best to fix the torn labrum with surgery, or at least with a lot of rehab, but that also would mean a long time out, and, by the fact he was wrestling on it, that means he’s mentally wanting to continue. But it’s better to get it fixed now if possible.”
During the post-Forbidden Door media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan said that Cole will be fine in the long-term.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (July 1, 2004) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Booker T vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Rene Dupree
2. Rey Mysterio vs. Mordecai
3. Torrie Wilson vs. Sable
4. Luther Reigns vs. Charles Robinson
5. JBL vs. Spike Dudley