AEW: Don Callis Reportedly Suffered Legit Head Injury, Britt Baker on Thunder Rosa Issues, More News

Don Callis Reportedly Suffered Legit Injury at AEW Dynamite

Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show in St. Louis, Missouri featured a backstage segment with Don Callis and Hangman Adam Page. During the segment, Callis tried to apologize to Page over the issues he had caused between him and Kenny Omega on last week’s show. Before Callis could finish his apology, the Blackpool Combat Club’s Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta interrupted and attacked Callis and Page. This attack resulted in Callis clutching his head on the floor after being busted open.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that Callis’ head injury was legitimate. Following Moxley’s forearm strike spot, Callis reportedly hit his head while falling onto the floor causing him to get legitimately busted open.

Johnson reported that when AEW’s commentary team gave an update stating that Callis was being checked upon by AEW medical staff backstage, this was a legitimate update on Callis’ injury situation.

Britt Baker Comments on Her Issues with Thunder Rosa & Her Back Injury Status

SLAM Wrestling held a recent interview with Britt Baker. One of the topics discussed included Baker’s thoughts on her comments about Thunder Rosa on the debut episode of AEW All Access and if her opinion and issues with Rosa has changed in recent months. This interview was held prior to the airing of the episode.

“I stand by everything I said because I still have the same questions… You are traveling all over the place for other projects but you’re not coming work where you are the champion? I have that question. I want to know why. I am just asking that question because I’m very passionate and protective of AEW. Anyone can call me a bully but I stand by that and that question still hasn’t been answered to this day. People like Adam Cole would have killed to be able to come to work but he cannot travel. It is not like he was going in and doing a signing or convention or a seminar. They’re not coming to work but he wasn’t able to even leave the house.”

In a separate interview with, Baker stated that her back injury that is discussed in the debut episode of AEW All Access has gotten worse since the episode’s taping.

“Unfortunately it’s getting worse.  Now it’s like a neck and a back problem. But it’s manageable. I’m tough, so I’ll always find ways to work. My championship reign was with a broken wrist. So I’ll figure it out one way or another. You’ve got to work your way around it, sometimes maybe trick your body into thinking, ‘Eh, it doesn’t really hurt that bad.”

AEW News & Notes

AEW announced that the reason why Renee Paquette was absent from Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show in St. Louis, Missouri was due to her recently suffering from food poisoning.

Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston reported that The Acclaimed have been AEW’s top merchandise sellers for this current year based on sales data as of earlier this week. Rounding out the Top Ten in order reportedly are The Elite, AEW, MJF, Danhausen and FTR, The Briscoes, Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page, Blackpool Combat Club, and Sting.

In a recent interview with, Chris Jericho revealed that the origin of his bat named Floyd was inspired by former St. Louis Blues player Floyd Thomson suffering a mouth injury during a hockey game. Jericho stated “True story. How do you swallow your own tongue?! But he did it, and to this day in AEW, the bat I carry is called Floyd. I was looking for a name (similiar to) Lucille – Negan’s bat on The Walking Dead – and for some reason Floyd Thomson popped in my head. So the name on my bat in AEW comes from Floyd Thomson, former St. Louis Blue, who swallowed his own tongue.

In a recent interview with the LA Times, AEW CEO Tony Khan stated that he had considered giving MJF a face turn following the very positive reactions he got at this past September’s All Out 2022 but decided against it since he feels AEW is at its strongest when MJF is at his worst as a villain. Khan stated “I listen to the fans. When the reactions were so massive, I had to at least think about [making MJF a good guy], but MJF is the world’s best young pro wrestler and one of the best pro wrestling heels of any age I’ve ever seen and I think his ability to antagonize the other wrestlers and the crowd is unparalleled. AEW is at its strongest when MJF is at his worst as a villain.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that El Hijo Del Vikingo, Komander, and Dralistico are currently under a per date type contract with AEW. In regards to Dralistico, it was reported that AEW officials have held recent talks about potentially signing Drasltico to regular type contract with the company.