Originally published at Tony Schiavone speaks about injuries AEW is dealing with, says Samoa Joe is off doing a project
Per Tony Schiavone, Samoa Joe is off filming a project and Dax Harwood is ‘banged up’ but not ‘hurt’.
As of this writing, AEW’s CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Kyle O’Reilly, Adam Cole and Buddy Matthews are sidelined with injuries. Tony Schiavone talked about the injuries that the company has been dealing with on the most recent episode of AEW Unrestricted.
Schiavone mentioned that IWGP, AAA and ROH World Tag Team Champion Dax Harwood is ‘banged up’ but not hurt and added that ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe is off doing a project.
On the 6/1 Dynamite, Joe was ambushed by Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt. He has not been present on television since. The day prior to that segment airing, news became public that Joe accepted the dual role of ‘Sweet Tooth’ in the Peacock series ‘Twisted Metal’.
One of the most challenging things has been the injuries we have had here in AEW. It’s kind of amazing. It’s a challenge to really be able to put on a show when you don’t have your big stars and it’s not to say that we don’t have big stars left because we do but, we don’t have CM Punk right now, we don’t have Bryan Danielson, we don’t have Kenny Omega, Kyle O’Reilly is out, Samoa Joe is off doing a project. Adam Cole has been hurt again. Dax Harwood of FTR is not hurt, but he is banged up. You may see the shoulder tape that he has on. Jungle Boy’s not been around for a little while, MJF walked out. So it’s been a challenge really to put together a TV show and I know because I’m involved in that process. But, then when you circle back and you think about what we just saw at Forbidden Door, yeah, I know there was a lot of Japanese stars from New Japan Pro-Wrestling there and some American stars and obviously, some stars internationally but, it’s been a pretty cool time to be able to say, hey, we’re doing well despite.
Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards went on to speak about the Owen Hart Foundation tournament which was won by Adam Cole and Britt Baker respectively.
Martha Hart gave a speech after the tournament concluded at Double or Nothing and she presented Baker and Cole with their championship belts. Schiavone stated that originally, Martha was supposed to speak at AEW’s UBS Arena show on May 11th.
I think the and Adam Cole and it’s something we’re gonna be seeing a lot of as we move forward here.
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