When wrestlers get injured you naturally assume they’ve taken a bad bump, jumped off a ladder or tweaked their knee on a landing.
However, AEW wrestler Sammy Guevara told Wrestling Observer Radio he couldn’t wrestle the AEW show in the Jericho Cruise for a very different reason.
“You know how I do all this crazy stuff shooting star, Spanish Fly, 630… and then I walk away unscathed, but then going to the back and taking off my wrestling shoe last Wednesday it was very, very tight it was in a knot and I couldn’t get it out of the knot. I just kinda forced it off and something inside my ankle just kinda pulled a little bit. I was like, ‘Ow that hurt a little bit,’ but then no problem.
“A couple days later I feel it a little bit more and then I feel it a little bit more. Then the day of the cruise I wake up in the hotel and I’m like ‘Oh I can’t walk on it.’ It’s all swollen and I’m limping around. Of course, it’s the day I’m supposed to wrestle and wrestle almost every day.”
Guevara was supposed to have dark match against Moxley during the cruise but it couldn’t go ahead after his bizarre injury.
Guevara has been growing and developing his character since AEW debuted and the wrestler seems to be benefitting from Learning under Jericho.