• Update On Adam Cole’s Injury
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.”
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Cole has decided to not undergo surgery for the torn labrum in his shoulder and will be doing therapy instead.
His return to in-ring action depends on his recovery from the concussion:
“The time frame for his return is based more on the recovery from the concussion. We are told he is faring better in that regard.”
WATCH: Britt Baker Accidentally Exposed At AEW Double Or Nothing 2021:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 16, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Convention Center in Niagra Falls, New York and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Brutus The Barber Beefcake vs. Greg Evans
– The Brain Busters vs. Tony Durante & Gary Wolfe
– Superfly Jimmy Snuka vs. Barry Horowitz
– Rick Rude vs. Jim McPherson
– Demolition vs. Dave Pullman & The Gladiator
– Hillbilly Jim vs. Sandy Beach
– Mr. Perfect vs. Dave Paradise