Last night during AEW’s Fyter Fest event, Cody Rhodes was busted open after taking a huge unprotected chair shot to the head from former WWE Superstar Shawn Spears (fka Tye Dillinger).
— Turnbuckle Topics 🎙 (@TT_4You) June 30, 2019
Cody Rhodes helped out of the ring after a brutal hit to the head 🙏🏻
— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 2019
— IssitaMarie 📸 (@IssitaMarie) June 30, 2019
Later in the night, All Elite Wrestling tweeted out an updated on Cody’s condition stating that Cody received 12 staples in his head to close the wound, but that he did not have a concussion.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 30, 2019
Following Fyter Fest, AEW Owner and President Tony Khan participated in the post show media scrum, which I was backstage in attendance for. Tony commented on the chairshot that Cody Rhodes took.
When asked about the backstage protocol, Khan said:
“Call the doctor immediately. It was really regrettable what happened. I don’t know if this is the time to go into detail about what happened, but we had taken precautions in the situation.. in that specific situation, and a doctor was available. Cody does not have a concussion, only staples, and we’re all very grateful for that.”
He touched back on the “unprotected” chair shot a little later when the topic was brought up, stating that the chair was “gimmicked” but that it didn’t work quite as planned:
“It was unfortunate what happened. All I’m going to say right now is, you can build the safest airplane in the world, but if there’s a pilot error, there’s a pilot error. It was not good.”
You can see Tony Khan’s entire interview from the post show media scrum following Fyter Fest below.
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