Prior to last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite from inside the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, the company held television tapings for Monday’s episode of AEW Dark: Elevation. The opening match of the tapings featured “Legit” Leyla Hirsch battling Christina Marie in Women’s Division Singles action and would unfortunately suffer an injury during the match.
The injury happened just one minute into the match and would occur when Hirsch’s knee gave out as she landed awkwardly after attempting a back-flip or a moonsault from the second rope. Hirsch immediately collapsed and was clutching her knee and was briefly checked out by the referee, who would then throw up the dreaded “X” symbol to call for help. The ringside medic then entered the ring to tend to Leyla Hirsch and the match was stopped.
Leyla Hirsch was then helped from the ring by the referee and ringside medic and brought backstage to be evaluated. Fans in the arena said that Leyla Hirsch’s injury looked to be bad, but the severity of the injury has yet to be confirmed as of this writing.
You can check out the tweets below:
@bryanalvarez @davemeltzerWON @SeanRossSapp @OnlyAaronTurner @TheRochaSays Not a good scene in Boston as Leyla Hirsch appears to suffer a knee injury in the opening match of Dark Elevation pic.twitter.com/MHm37CNDRJ— Dagan S. Broad (@dagansb) April 6, 2022
.@bryanalvarez @davemeltzerWON Leyla Hirsch helped out of opening Elevation match. Did a backflip off the ropes, landed, and immediately grabbed her knee. Match called off. pic.twitter.com/XJ9eHYMceZ— Scott Isaacs (@ScottIsaacs) April 6, 2022
Leyla Hirsch did a moonsault and hurt her knee. Ref threw up the X. #AEWElevation pic.twitter.com/hPFKZOcWgP— Cody Nichols (@AllEliteCody) April 6, 2022
Looks like Leyla Hirsch got injured pic.twitter.com/YMCmLqAsjI— Edward??? (@EdEddnEddyyy) April 6, 2022