The AEW World Championship match between Jon Moxley and Hangman Adam Page came to a shocking conclusion as the referee called an early end to the contest.
The main event was a stunningly hard-hitting affair with the two combatants brawling long before the opening bell rang. Adam Page came to the ring first, but cut off Moxley in the crowd before he even made it to the ring. As chaos descended, Moxley suffered a cut and was bleeding heavily by the time the opening bell sounded.
However, the match came to an early and frankly scary conclusion. Jon Moxley exploded out of the corner with a monster King Kong Lariat which flipped the challenger inside out. As Moxley gathered himself, the referee and the ringside doctor went to check on Page and quickly called a halt to the action when they saw that the challenger was injured. The star wasn’t shown in the ring again as he was evaluated by medical staff before being stretchered out of the arena to chants of “cobwoy sh*t” from the crowd.
He was taken to a hospital for evaluation, where he was diagnosed with a concussion before being discharged according to a statement from AEW.
Concussion Expert Christopher Nowinski Praised Medical Staff For Their Quick Attention Following Adam Page’s Injury
Christopher Nowinski first appeared on the scene in WWE as part of the first seasons of Tough Enough, where he became a finalist before Maven eventually won the competition. He debuted with WWE in 2002 and competed on Raw until a series of concussions forced him to retire from in-ring competition in 2003.
Since that time, the Harvard undergrad went on to earn a Ph.D. in neurology from the University of Boston, founding the Concussion Legacy Foundation in 2007. He’s been instrumental in examining the brains of those with CTE, studying both football players and disgraced wrestler Chris Benoit, who murdered his wife and young child before taking his own life in June of 2007.
Now, Christopher Nowinski has taken to social media to comment on Adam Page’s unfortunate injury in the main event of AEW Dynamite, praising AEW medical staff for their quick attention in the face of a possible severe injury.
“Sending positive thoughts to Hangman. This was not a high risk move. Something went wrong. Ref Paul Turner is trained to recognize a #concussion or a possible neck injury & stopped match. @DocSampson13 was ringside & there in seconds, gives us the best chance for a good outcome.”
Sending positive thoughts to Hangman. This was not a high risk move. Something went wrong.
Ref Paul Turner is trained to recognize a #concussion or a possible neck injury & stopped match. @DocSampson13 was ringside & there in seconds, gives us the best chance for a good outcome. https://t.co/wLbzKZa5xD
— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) October 19, 2022
Everyone at Inside the Ropes send their best wishes to Adam Page during his recovery.