Matt Jackson may have been injured
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 446
The negative period for the top stars of the AEW continues. A cursed summer, punctuated by injuries and plans changed during construction. The latest to join the list is Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks, who reportedly suffered compression of a nerve in his neck during the Three Way Match (starring Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee, Hobbs & Ricky Starks) which took place Wednesday night at Fyter Fest.
Matt was visibly battered after suffering a suplex and fought for the remainder of the match with the handbrake on, holding his neck. The Young Bucks then lost the titles to Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee (who indulged in a very moving promo after the match).
Injury for Matt Jackson?
Dave Meltzer intervened on the matter and tried to report a detailed description of what happened: "Matt Jackson was injured during the opening minutes of the match, perhaps after the first four, when Hobbs and Ricky Starks knocked him down with a double vertical suplex.
A very simple maneuver, but inconveniences can always happen. If you look at the match, you can see how he then fought more carefully and lightly, always holding his neck. Unfortunately, he has had problems of this kind in the past like when he got injured after a crazy Canadian Destroyer by Penta.
This time the commercial was simpler and it shouldn't be a serious injury." From Meltzer's words, therefore, it is clear that Nick Jackson's brother is still perfectly intact. Unfortunately, AEW cannot afford to lose other fighters: Adam Cole is stopped in the pits after a commotion was reported at the Forbidden Door, while Bryan Danielson has now been out of action for six weeks.
A long enough time frame that doesn't promise positive updates on his future. Without of course forgetting the injury of CM Punk stopped in the pits with a foot problem, which forced Tony Khan to nominate an interim world champion.
On his return to action, however, a match will be sanctioned to decree the undisputed champion, unifying the two belts. Matt Jackson explained why The Young Bucks had not gone to WWE, as they were worried about what WWE would do with their brand.
"Even then, though, I was so protective of our brand because we had done so much at that point and we’d just done the All In show. So it was still scary to just hand over the keys to someone else and that was probably the biggest reason we didn’t go to WWE at the time because it was like ‘what are they going to do with this?"