All Elite Wrestling has had quite a number of their top stars suffer from an injury over the past few months, including Adam Cole and Hangman Page. At AEW and NJPW’s joint Forbidden Door Event, Adam Cole competed in a 4-Way Match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title between Kazuchika Okada, Hangman Page, himself and the current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White, It was reported that Cole suffered a concussion during the brutal 4-Way Match while competing with a torn labrum and he has not appeared on AEW TV since, while Hangman Page got injured on an episode of AEW Dynamite last month when he took on then-AEW World Champion Jon Moxley for the AEW World Title.
Dave Meltzer revealed on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that both Adam Cole and Hangman Page are doing better, but he has no information yet on a return date for both top stars. Bryan Alvarez then added that Adam Cole actually suffered a concussion prior to Forbidden Door, which means that he suffered a concussion, made his return, then suffered a second concussion and it’s been discussed that they should give Cole plenty of time to recover from his injuries. Meltzer then stated that Cole suffered both concussions in a matter of one month.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“I guess both are doing better, whatever that means. I know that Page has been fine, and some of Cole’s friends told me that he’s doing better and he’s feeling good, but as far as a date or a return or anything, I don’t have anything on that.”
This is what Bryan Alvarez added:
“Well, it is, but one of the things in his case was he had gotten a concussion, and then he came back and immediately got another concussion, so the feeling was, ‘Well, let’s give him plenty of time this time so that when he comes back, he doesn’t immediately get another concussion.’ Plus, you don’t want to get two in a row….he came back, he was immediately hurt again, and the feeling was he clearly came back too early, so after it happened a second time, it was like, ‘He’s gonna be out until he’s like 100%, and it could be a while.’”
As previously reported, Meltzer noted on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that a number of people in All Elite Wrestling have brought up being very concerned for Adam Cole’s health and future in the pro wrestling business.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the quotes.