Trent, one half of the Best Friends tag team in All Elite Wrestling has announced that he has undergone neck fusion surgery and says the procedure went well.
Trent along with Chuck Taylor form the Best Friends tag team in AEW, the pair formed an alliance with Orange Cassidy early on in their run in the company before forming an allegiance with Kris Statlander in recent weeks. The former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion had recently made his return on AEW Dynamite in March during the Arcade Anarchy match that pitted Miro and Kip Sabian against Cassidy and Taylor following a torn pectoral injury that had kept him out of the ring for four months.
Now on social media, Trent has posted photos of himself post-neck surgery along with the caption:
“neck fusion surgery went well.”
neck fusion surgery went well. pic.twitter.com/B2XRjB79ux
— TRENT? (@trentylocks) June 26, 2021
Since his return from the pectoral injury, Trent had only competed in four matches, with three of these being tag team bouts with Taylor. The two men defeated The Wingmen’s Cezar Bononi and Ryan Nemeth on AEW Dark: Elevation before also dispatching Hayden Backlund and Kit Sackett. On AEW’s first-ever house show, the pair teamed up with Cassidy to defeat The Hybrid 2 and ‘Platinum’ Max Caster. Trent’s only singles match since that return came on the 21st of April edition of AEW Dynamite, where he was defeated by Penta El Zero Miedo.
Neck surgery is one of the occupational hazards of the wrestling business with everyone from Stone Cold Steve Austin to Kurt Angle to Taz going under the knife due to the toll of pro wrestling.
There is no word on how long Trent will be out of action or if he will continue appearing on AEW television while he recovers from the surgery.