It’s not just CM Punk and Cody Rhodes. Wrestling is dealing with a rash of injuries right now that are impacted multiple companies up and down their line-ups.
We’re learning about two more AEW talents who are banged up, as both have recently posted updates to social media.
House of Black’s Buddy Matthews says he’s dealing with a shoulder injury, but it’s not keeping him out of the gym.
Matthews wrestled two weeks ago on Dynamite, losing an All-Atlantic championship qualifier to PAC. That was his first singles match in the company since debuting back in February. It’s not clear there’s a connection to this injury and his booking, however.
The Bunny of Butcher & The Blade fame also tweeted about an injury, replying to a fan wondering why we haven’t seen her wrestle since a tag match on the April 25 Dark Elevation:
I’m injured right now but I’ll be back in the ring once I’m all healed up ☺️ https://t.co/JSwMR1ibAQ— The Bunny (@AllieWrestling) June 22, 2022
Just because pro wrestling has pre-determined outcomes doesn’t mean it’s fake. AEW has a deep roster, which allows them to work around injuries to almost anyone. But there are fans hoping to see Matthews & The Bunny, just like there are those watching for Punk & Bryan Danielson.
Here’s hoping they heal up soon and get back to entertaining people by doing what they love.