Top AEW Star “Lived In Fear” During Recent Injury Scare

Matt Jackson exploding Superkick, AEW Double or Nothing

At AEW Double or Nothing the latest installment of the bloody war between The Elite and the Blackpool Combat Club rocked Las Vegas.

However, one member of The Elite almost didn’t make it to Anarchy in the Arena. Back in March, Matt Jackson sustained a partially torn bicep that looked as though it would keep him out of action for a number of months. Despite the severity of the injury, Jackson decided against surgery and was back in action at Double or Nothing, playing his part in the chaos, delivering an exploding Superkick to Jon Moxley and more.

Writing on Instagram after the show, Jackson opened up about his recovery and the struggle he faced to get fit for the match.

“I got hurt about 10 weeks ago, literally on day one of the beginning of a very important story that we started. I was told there was a good chance I wouldn’t be cleared to perform again for 6-7 months after surgery. Surgeons insisted I get the muscle repaired immediately. I opted not to do surgery, but rather try other therapeutic options that’d get me back quicker.

I had faith that through proper rehabilitation, supplementation & prayer, I’d be back wrestling with a target goal of Double or Nothing. There was clearly a lot of doubt, but I wasn’t going to miss it no matter what. In fact, I wasn’t going to miss any of the events leading to it either.

During the process, I lived in fear that I was making a huge mistake. That my arm would never be the same again, or that I’d lose a bunch of strength. I had anxiety and many sleepless nights, that I’d let everyone including myself down.

Thankfully my wife Dana, my family, close friends, & various medical staff members supported & showed their love these past couple of months. And, I hit my target. Wrestling with my ELITE family by my side in Las Vegas meant so much to me because the journey there was pretty rough.

Thank you to everyone who’s put up with me, my endless chatter about my rehab, and asking you to watch me flex so you can tell me how great I look. 😂

A few days removed from my first match back, my arm is great. My strength is completely back & I couldn’t be happier. Everything else on my body, including my foot? Not so much.”

Tony Khan To Make Announcement About Debut Of AEW Collision

Now that Double or Nothing 2023 is in the history books, attention has turned to the debut of AEW Collision and the suspected return of CM Punk on June 17th in Chicago. It has been revealed that Tony Khan will be appearing on the May 31st episode of Dynamite to make an announcement concerning the debut of the new show.