At this past Saturday night’s AEW Fyter Fest PPV Event, Cody Rhodes became a victim of a vicious chair shot from Shawn Spears after competing in a grueling 20-Minute time limit draw against Darby Allin. Due to the brutal chair shot from Shawn Spears, Cody Rhodes was given 10 staples at the back of his head.
Due to the vicious chair shot, AEW has been receiving a lot of shots and criticism. After this past Saturday night’s AEW Fyter Fest PPV Event, All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan spoke to the media and said that the chair shot was actually part of a gimmick but something went terribly wrong.
This is what Tony Khan said: “We called a doctor immediately.” “Obviously 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 this situation and that specific situation. A doctor was available and Cody does not have a concussion and had staples and we’re all very grateful for that.”
Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks was also asked about the vicious chair shot and this was his response: “You think it was unprotected, and I’ll keep it at that.” “That was all Cody’s idea.”
“I don’t even know what happened, to be honest. All I know is he did get staples, so I’m going to have to look back and I’ll have a comment on it later. I do know that they ‘gimmicked’ the chair and it clearly didn’t work since he was bloody.”
In 2010, WWE banned doing chair shots directly to the head. In 2011 at the WrestleMania XXVII PPV Event, The Undertaker was also a victim of a vicious chair shot at the hands of Triple H. WWE would then publicly announce that both The Undertaker and Triple H were fined for performing such a stunt.
You can check out The Young Bucks’ full comments in the video below: