After being seen stretchered away from the ring following his IMPACT debut, Charlie Haas provided an update, revealing that he suffered a concussion.
Charlie Haas has been a professional wrestler for 25 years, wrestling in WWE between 2000-2005 and again from 2006-2010. He is best-known for his run alongside Kurt Angle and Shelton Benjamin, but has also wrestled in Ring of Honor and across the global independent scene. While in WWE, Haas won the WWE Tag Team Championships three times.
The 49-year-old recently shared an image to social media saying he’s not done wrestling yet and is in the best shape of his life.
On a recent set of IMPACT tapings held in Haas’ home state of Texas, the former WWE Tag Team Champion made a surprise debut, confronting Josh Alexander and challenging him to a match. Alexander initially refused, saying that he needs to focus on the IMPACT Championship first. Not satisfied with this answer, Charlie Haas threw a punch and the two men brawled.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 14, 2022
During the melee, Haas suffered an injury and was stretchered out of the arena.
Taking to Twitter, the former World’s Greatest Tag Team member provided an update, stating that he had suffered a concussion in what he called a “freak” accident.
I’d like to start by thanking all the great wrestling fans for their reaction to my debut at the Impact Wrestling TV Tapings this weekend. It was an outstanding experience with a great company.
Unfortunately, during what was an incredible match with Josh Alexander, suffered a concussion after slipping while heading into the corner. Per the video attached in this thread, my head caught Josh’s knee & the rope almost simultaneously in one of those freak wrestling accidents you can’t explain.
Haas went on to thank the IMPACT Wrestling staff for taking care of him, saying that he looks forward to working with them again in the near future.
I want to thank the GREAT Impact management & roster for the care & attention they showed me after the incident. I can’t say enough good things & I truly look forward to working with them again in the near future. I just wanted everyone to know I will be just fine, and contrary to some reports, Charlie Haas is Not Dead. (Shirt coming soon)
The former member of Team Angle then revealed that he will be taking national bookings for the first time in 5 years, saying that he wants to be part of all the “crazy & unique” matchups happening in 2022.
In fact, this appearance with Impact has lit a new fire in me. So for the first time in over 5 years, I will be taking bookings nationally in 2022. There are a ton of crazy & unique matchups happening these days & I want to be a part of it all.
We will have more information on this in the coming days, but for the time being you can email BookCharlieHaas@gmail.com or reach out to Kurt Zamora on Twitter @KTankZamora for more information. You’re about to see a lot more of Charlie Haas.
Thank you again for your support & concern. God Bless! Sincerely, Charlie Haas
In a follow up tweet, Haas provided a video of the moment his injury took place, showing him charging Josh Alexander in the corner.
Here is the video mentioned in the note. Thank you again to @Walking_Weapon & everyone at Impact for their first class treatment! We’ll do it again & I can’t wait! Also, I can’t thank enough @TheSuperTex@AaronPresley360 & @KTankZamora for everything they’ve done. pic.twitter.com/2fmopleM3o
— Charlie Haas (@CharlieHaas) January 13, 2022
Elsewhere on the January 13th episode of IMPACT, Deonna Purrazzo won the ROH Women’s Championship after defeating Rok-C. Meanwhile, Jonathan Gresham successfully defended his ROH crown against Steve Maclin. Jordynne Grace retained her IMPACT Digital Media Championship against Lady Frost while IMPACT World Champion Moose saw off the challenge of Zicky Dice.