Wrestlers often compete when their bodies are not at 100 percent, but it's not often you hear of one wrestling with a torn labrum throughout most of 2019.
Such was the case for Tracy Williams, who revealed to Andrew Thompson that he had worked with a torn labrum in his hip for months last year. Williams wrestled in big matches for Ring Of Honor throughout 2019 from challenging for the ROH TV title multiple times and for the ROH World Championship.
After not getting to wrestle since February due to the global pandemic, Williams says he's fully healed up and is now waiting in the wings for when ROH is officially back.
“In a way, but I spent a lot of 2019 working injured. I had a torn labrum in my hip that I worked through and that was like months and months of not being able to feel like I was living up to my potential and giving my all in the ring because I was held back by the injury but now that I feel healthy and I feel that I was actually fully healed up from that and ready to go, now I’m forced to have downtime so, while it is nice not to have to worry about being injured, the timing of it was a little like, ‘Oh, well now’s the time where I could have been going all out and doing that’ but instead, I’m like forced to rest so you know, you can’t complain about rest but having a 2019 that I feel like my performances in the ring were kind of marred by an injury, it’s rough to miss so much of 2020 now," Williams said.
Recently, ROH announced that they will resume television tapings in Maryland starting later this month. The company said it will institute necessary testing and safety measures and follow the guidelines of the Maryland State Athletic Commission.
You can check out the full interview at the top of the page and the written interview here. Credit to Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling for the quotes.