Alex Reynolds gave the wrestling world a scare after he was legitimately knocked unconscious during the main event of AEW Dynamite last night.
The bout saw The Young Bucks vs. Private Party vs. John Silver and Alex Reynolds vs. The Butcher and The Blade for a shot at the AEW Tag Team Championships at AEW Full Gear on November 7. However, all did not go to plan, leaving AEW’s approach to dealing with head injuries again called into question.
After Isiah Kassidy’s thigh connected with Reynolds’ head on a vile looking top rope leg drop, something was visibly wrong when Reynolds failed to move as the rest of the field carried on doing spots around him not noticing the unconscious body in the middle of the ring.
Though it took a while, all credit goes to The Blade who first spotted that something was drastically awry and dragged the body of Reynolds to his corner in order to tag him out of the bout.
Following the bout, fans breathed a sigh of relief when the man in question rose to his feet, albeit unsteadily, and walked to the locker room as FTR attacked eventual winners, The Young Bucks. He was checked on by a concerned Cody after the show.
The Alex Reynolds incident comes after Matt Hardy was reportedly concussed and was lucky not to suffer more severe consequences at AEW All Out. Though referee Aubrey Edwards spotted the accident immediately, the match continued even though Hardy was clearly in no condition to carry on.
Following the show, both Tony Khan and Chris Jericho stated that Matt Hardy was fine and did not suffer a concussion, claims that Hardy’s wife Reby refutes.
Inside the Ropes wishes Alex Reynolds a speedy recovery.