Lionheart Breaks Neck In Botched Styles Clash
British wrestler Lionheart suffered a broken neck following a botched Styles Clash from AJ Styles. The accident happened Saturday night for Preston City Wrestling.
PCW posted on Facebook:
MRI scan has revealed Lionheart has a broken neck. We are looking at the best of a bad situation. He does not need surgery and he is sitting upright without a neck brace on. No nerve damage can be seen and hopefully just a clean break. As we said before he has good movement in his arms and legs. Lionheart himself wanted me to tell you all about his neck and he said “tell them I got a broken neck cause it makes me look like a hard bastard”.
Lionheart himself also made a statement:
To update, my neck is broken in 2 places. I have had an MRI and the positive spin is there is no immediate requirement for surgery, although that may change…
I don’t want to bore anyone or appear to fish for sympathy as I will comment more in depth in time… All I want to say is that the outpouring of support, calls, messages etc has been truly overwhelming… Reading them all has reduced me to tears more times than I can count… I thank you, and I love you… I know not what the future holds, and as emotional and drained as I am, I will fight back from this.
AJ Styles was not aware of the injury until after the match. It was described as a complete accident.
Sanada Beats Austin Aries In Japan
Seiya Sanada defeated Austin Aries to win the TNA X-Division championship today in Japan. Here are the full results from “Outbreak”, which was taped for a future TNA One Night Only PPV:
– Bad Influence def. Junior Stars (Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto).
– Gail Kim def. TNA Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne in a non-title match.
– Abyss vs. Yoshihiro Takayama was a no contest when Abyss chokeslammed Takayama on thumbtacks on the outside.
– Masakatsu Funaki def. Bobby Roode
– Keiji Mutoh, Taiyo Kea & Rob Terry def. Rene Dupree, Samoa Joe & Masayuki Kono, when Mutoh pinned Dupree.
– The BroMans def. The Wolves and Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo) to win the TNA Tag Team Championship when Godderz pinned Kaz.
– Seiya Sanada def. Austin Aries to win the TNA X-Division Championship
– TNA Champion Magnus def. KAI
Willow On TNA Sacrifice PPV Poster
Here is the promotional poster for TNA’s Sacrifice PPV, featuring Jeff Hardy as Willow: