AEW have announced that Austin Gunn is set to be out of action for between 8-10 weeks.
The news comes after Gunn was left a bloody mess at the hands of Anthony Ogogo on the latest episode of AEW Dynamite.
Flanked by Arn Anderson and Cody Rhodes, Austin Gunn took on Ogogo ahead of his clash with Rhodes at Double or Nothing. Despite a gutsy display from the second generation star he was no match for the former Olympic boxer. Ogogo felled Gunn with a series of devastating body shots, as the referee looked to end the contest.
However, Gunn was determined to not go down without a fight and tried to rally, attempting a single-leg takedown on his rival. His efforts ended up being in vein as Ogogo dropped Gunn with a huge pop-up right hand.
After Dynamite went off the air, AEW broke the news of Gunn’s injuries on Twitter.
#AEWDynamite injury update@theaustingunn as a result of injuries sustained in his match up tonight with #TheGuvnor@AnthonyOgogo on #AEWDynamite, will be out of action for the next 8-10 weeks. pic.twitter.com/I5poVhyL4V
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 20, 2021
The match was only Ogogo’s second in-ring appearance on Dynamite ahead of his clash with Cody Rhodes at Double or Nothing.
Before turning to wrestling Anthony Ogogo was an accomplished amateur boxer, winning a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics. The ‘Guvnor’ joined the professional ranks later the same year, however after a string of seven wins, Ogogo was out of action for a year follow an Achilles tendon injury.
While the former Olympian returned to the ring, he suffered his first defeat as a professional at the hands of Craig Cunningham in 2016. During the bout, Ogogo sustained a fractured eye socket which eventually led to his retirement from the sport.
Rhodes and Ogogo have been on a collision course since the Olympian joined forces with QT Marshall, Aaron Solow and Nick Comoroto back in March.
On a previous episode of Dynamite, Ogogo attacked Rhodes leaving him laying under a Union Jack flag. This prompted to challenge the former boxer to a match at Double or Nothing.