Newly reported injury updates for two top stars of All Elite Wrestling.
The modern style of professional wrestling is one of a very high-risk nature. In AEW, tope dives, springboards, and other spectacular moves are commonplace, but it has always been said that professional wrestling is not ballet and injuries can happen at any time.
Recently, Trent was seen being stretchered away and would later reveal on Twitter that he has a partially-torn pectoral muscle and will be out for up to five months. According to a new report from Dave Meltzer, Trent will not require surgery for his current injury.
In his absence, Chuck Taylor, his regular tag team partner, was challenged by Miro to a match on AEW New Year's Smash night two where the loser must act as the “young boy” to the winner until Penelope Ford and Kip Sabian get married on the February 3 “Beach Break” episode of AEW Dynamite.
In other AEW-related injury news, Nick Jackson was reportedly concerned that he had broken his leg on the January 6 episode of Dynamite after using his knees to block a 630 Splash. According to a report in the latest Wrestling Observer, Jackson was supposed to be throwing superkicks in the show-closing segment where The Young Bucks joined Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers, seemingly officially reforming Bullet Club in AEW.
Jackson reportedly iced his leg all night and was able to wrestle on January 7 during the tapings of AEW’s second night of New Year's Smash. According to the report, Jackson believes he will be okay to wrestle by January 20, the date of the next live episode of Dynamite.
The Young Bucks will team with Kenny Omega on the aforementioned night two of AEW New Year's Smash in a six-man tag team match against opponents that have yet to be revealed. You can check out the full card at this link.
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