One half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions, Matt Jackson, has provided an update on his lingering injury which many speculated would keep him out of AEW Full Gear.
Prior to AEW’s last pay-per-view event, it was reported that Jackson had been suffering from a partially torn MCL and a thinning of the ACL but had been medically cleared to compete. It was late revealed that the talent had been working injured since summer.
Now, Matt Jackson has spoken to The Wrestling Inc. Daily Podcast about his injury and how he’s feeling better than he ever has:
“I think we’re just taking precautionary measures. I feel good all things considered. This is probably the best I’ve felt since I got injured whenever it was. I believe I got the MRI late August. Last night man, I felt great. I think we just came off a really tough match. We went 30 minutes. It was brutal.
I think that was just the medical team kind of stepping in going, ‘Hey guys, that match was three days ago. Let’s ease into this,’ and sometimes that’s good because they have to protect us from ourselves because if it was my choice, I’d be wrestling 30 minutes every single day [and] having matches like that every day. We’re a big investment to this company, and we have to be able to go out there and perform matches like we did last night.
People are counting on us. So I’m appreciative of it. I’m glad people stepped, but I feel wonderful, especially being in there last night with a 19 and 21 year old. I’m 35 now, and I’m still able to do that style, and I feel good doing it. All things considered, even this morning, I’m not even that sore. I’m ready to keep going.”
The Young Bucks defeated FTR at AEW Full Gear on November 7 to capture the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Two weeks later, the duo went to war with Top Flight on AEW Dynamite.
Credit for the interview: The Wrestling Inc. Daily
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.