Back in mid-January, during a taping of Impact Wrestling, a bat spot went horribly wrong following a match between Eddie Edwards and Sami Callihan, which resulted in the former suffering a broken orbital bone, broken nose and he apparently lost “a ton” of blood. The match was finally shown in its entirety Thursday night, and the footage is just as gross as was reported.
After Edwards picked up the victory, Callihan brought a chair and a bat into the ring, where he placed the chair on Edwards’ chest and aimed to slam the bat into the chair, which would theoretically do damage to the midsection. Not the facesection.
Unfortunately for Edwards, the bat bounced off the chair and smacked him in the eye, and he immediately covered up and slid out of the ring. Even as he was being transported in an ambulance to the hospital, Edwards found time to stay in character, telling Callihan he’d be back for him.
After the match, Edwards shared pictures on Twitter of his recovery:
According to TMZ, doctors told Edwards he’s lucky his vision was not “permanently impaired” as a result of the bat shot. He is currently recovering from the injury.
Edwards is a former TNA World Heavyweight champion, two-time X-Division champion and five time tag team champion. He also held the ROH World Heavyweight championship, World Television championship and he’s a two-time tag team champion.
Callihan was released from NXT in 2015, and joined Impact in 2017 after a successful tour of the independent circuit.