Wrestling enthusiasts and supporters of Davey Boy Smith Jr. were met with concerning news as the Major League Wrestling (MLW) star openly shared details of an emergency medical intervention this past week. The renowned wrestler underwent urgent surgery to address appendicitis and diverticulitis, unfolding a stark reality behind the curtains of the robust wrestling world.
Davey, in an intimate Instagram post, shared the excruciating details of his ordeal with his followers, revealing that alongside his appendix, a part of his colon was also removed in what he described as "one of the most painful experiences" of his life.
The sheer agony of the ordeal was evident as he rated his pain a staggering 12/10 on the scale, while also expressing a palpable disappointment regarding the impact of this setback on his career. "The was a 12/10 in the pain scale," Smith stated.
"Arigatou. I'm in stable condition now, but I am still in immense pain. I'll keep everyone posted with updates. Thanks for everyone reaching out to me also. " This unforeseen health crisis has regrettably forced the esteemed athlete out of the MLW Slaughterhouse event on Saturday, where he was poised to challenge Alex Kane for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship.
Tom Lawlor has been announced as his replacement, altering the dynamics of the much-anticipated title bout.
Smith Expresses Gratitude
Smith extended his heartfelt gratitude toward the swathe of well-wishers, ensuring them that he’s currently stable, albeit still battling through post-operative pain.
His withdrawal from the championship challenge against Alex Kane has ushered in a tide of sympathy from fans and fellow wrestlers alike, emphasizing the harsh unpredictability athletes navigate, even amidst meticulously planned events.
Despite his immediate future within MLW now shrouded in recuperation, Davey's spirits remain appreciably hopeful. He expressed a keen desire to revisit this championship opportunity once his health allows, illustrating an undiminished spirit and unwavering dedication to his sport and supporters.
As fans across platforms express their support and wishes for a speedy recovery, they'll be keenly awaiting updates on Smith’s health and eventual return to the MLW arena. His past oscillations between MLW and WWE have seen him become a recognizable and respected face within the wrestling community, ensuring that his journey back to the ring will be closely followed and fervently cheered upon.