Trent of AEW and the Best Friends has shared an update on his health and recovery following the star having to undergo serious neck surgery in June.
Trent along with Chuck Taylor form the Best Friends tag team in AEW, the pair formed an alliance with Orange Cassidy early on in their run in the company before forming an allegiance with Kris Statlander in recent weeks. The former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion had recently made his return on AEW Dynamite in March during the Arcade Anarchy match that pitted Miro and Kip Sabian against Cassidy and Taylor following a torn pectoral injury that had kept him out of the ring for four months.
In typically understated Trent style, he shared a picture of himself post-surgery on social media with a short but sweet caption:
“neck fusion surgery went well.”
Since his return from the earlier pectoral injury, Trent had only competed in four matches, with three of these being tag team bouts with Taylor. The two men defeated The Wingmen’s Cezar Bononi and Ryan Nemeth on AEW Dark: Elevation before also dispatching Hayden Backlund and Kit Sackett. On AEW’s first-ever house show, the pair teamed up with Cassidy to defeat The Hybrid 2 and ‘Platinum’ Max Caster. Trent’s only singles match since that return came on the 21st of April edition of AEW Dynamite, where he was defeated by Penta El Zero Miedo.
Now in an interview with Stephanie Chase, Trent has provided a new update on his condition with a return to the AEW ring looking some way off.
“It’s been like two weeks and I feel great, but I know that in between my vertebrae, I like don’t have bones or anything. It’s kind of just dust waiting to grow into bone. It doesn’t feel like anything, but it’s going to be a while before I come back. Surgery-wise, it was way easier than I expected. I feel good.”
Neck surgery is one of the occupational hazards of the wrestling business with everyone from Stone Cold Steve Austin to Kurt Angle to Taz going under the knife due to the toll of pro wrestling.