AEW: Bandido Suffered Broken Wrist Injury, Jim Ross Health Update, Collision News

Bandido Suffered Broken Wrist Injury

This past Friday’s AEW Rampage show in Washington, D.C. featured a singles match between Konosuke Takeshita and Bandido, which was won by Bandido. This match and show was taped this past Wednesday following that night’s Dynamite tapings.

Bandido recently announced on Facebook that he had suffered a broken wrist injury during his match with Takeshita. Bandido also stated that he will likely need to undergo surgery to repair his wrist but will get a second medical opinion to determine if he can avoid surgery or not.

“This is cracked! At the AEW Rampage event against Takeshita I broke my wrist and the first diagnosis has been that it is a triangular fibrocartilag complex injury and I need surgery as soon as possible evento On Monday I will go for the second and final opinion as soon as I have to cancel my closest commitments ! an apology to all the fans.”

Jim Ross Eye Injury & Health Status Update

As noted before, Jim Ross suffered a black eye injury following a fall incident on Saturday morning. Despite the injury, Ross had stated that he would still be traveling to Chicago to work in the commentary booth for AEW’s debut Collision show.

Ross’ appeared on commentary during the show’s main event match, which was notable for his voice sounding very rough and him not being at his usual self throughout the match.

Following the show, Ross stated on Twitter that he apologized for the way he sounded during the show and would be stepping away from his commentary duties in order to heal up. Ross also thanked everyone for the support they have shown towards him over his recent fall ordeal.

AEW Collision News & Notes

WrestleTIX reported that AEW had distributed around 9,203 tickets, sold and comp combined, for their debut Collision show in Chicago, Illinois as of the afternoon of the day of the show on Saturday.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Shad Khan, AEW co-owner and father of AEW CEO Tony Khan, was in attendance at Saturday’s AEW Collision debut show in Chicago.

As noted before, AEW recently gave Chris Hero a producer tryout for a potential producer job in the company starting with Saturday’s AEW Collision debut show. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that Hero was the person who helped produce several of the matches on Collision and also for Ring of Honor’s ROH TV tapings that night.

Ace Steel reportedly was in attendance at AEW’s Collision show, according to PWInsider. Mike Johnson reported that Steel was seen watching the show seated in a Chicago Blackhawks family box at the venue.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson also reported that his sources stated that the backstage reaction at Saturday’s Collision show was one of positivity over how well the show had went down. Johnson reported that those backstage had felt that they had succeeded in trying to make Collision feel different than Dynamite for its debut show.

In regards to Collision’s commentary team, Fightful Select reported that AEW officials had kept their plans for the commentary booth for their Collision brand a closely guarded secret within the company throughout the past week.