AEW’s Hangman Adam Page Suffers Concussion During Dynamite Main Event
Tuesday night was a frightening reminder for all wrestling fans that wrestlers risk their health and careers every week when they perform shows for their companies. All Elite Wrestling star Hangman Adam Page reportedly suffered a concussion while working the main event of Dynamite with AEW World Champion Jon Moxley. Page was scheduled to face Moxley for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship in a special televised show that once again saw the brand go head-to-head with WWE’s developmental brand NXT.
Page was turned inside-out after taking a King Kong Lariat from Moxley. Referee Paul Turner quickly called in the ringside doctor, Dr. Sampson as Page remained motionless. The bell was soon rung to end the contest, and Moxley was declared the winner with over ten minutes of Dynamite still to air.
To fill in the remaining time, Moxley cut a promo regarding Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF). Moxley also offered Page his best wishes & prayers as he recovers, and reminded the AEW audience how there is real risk that wrestlers take on when they step in the middle of the ring to perform. MJF promptly responded to Moxley, declaring his intentions to cash in his casino ladder match chip on Moxley at the company’s next major pay-per-view event, Full Gear.
Concussion Legacy Foundation CEO Chris Nowinski commented on the Hangman Page incident. Nowinski praised referee Paul Turner for his swift action in getting Page medical attention. Nowinski also believes that Page’s concussion wasn’t the result of Moxley performing a high-risk move. Nowinski is a neuroscientist who serves on the NFL Players Association Mackey-White Health & Safety Committee, the Ivy League Concussion Committee, the Positive Coaching Alliance National Advisory Board, and acts as an advisor to All-Elite Wrestling.
AEW issued a statement to provide an update on Page’s situation, stating that the wrestler is in the company’s concussion protocol.
“Hangman Adam Page was taken tonight by medical personnel to a Cincinnati trauma center and diagnosed with a concussion. He was discharged, but will remain in AEW’s concussion protocol. AEW and Hangman Page are grateful for the exemplary response and care of staff and local medical personnel, and are appreciative of the love and support of fans everywhere.”
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