Tony Khan Announces Return Date for Matt Hardy After his Career Threatening Injury

Published 09/07/2020, 8:00 AM EDT

Matt Hardy incurred a serious injury at AEW All Out. Sammy Guevara launched Hardy from an elevated platform. Unfortunately, instead of hitting the table as intended, he hit the concrete floor. Fans have since lashed out at the company for allowing the match to continue, given the impact of the fall.

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The company had assured fans that Hardy was perfectly fine.

Tony Khan issues a statement about Matt Hardy

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Initially, the reports said that Tony Khan did intervene and got an on-spot clearance from the doctors before letting the match continue. This did not sit well with the audience.

Now, Tony Khan has come forward with a statement of his own. In his statement, he assured everyone that Hardy has passed all necessary medical tests required to get clearance from the medical facility.

Furthermore, Matt Hardy is also free of all concussions.

Hardy’s next appearance will be during AEW Dynamite on the coming Wednesday. Whether he will be performing in-ring that day or not is unclear at the moment. According to Tony Khan, he will be coming to the arena to thank his fans for their constant support.

This is the second time that Hardy suffered a serious injury at the hands of Sammy Guevara. The first time, Guevara threw an industrial chair at Hardy’s forehead. Even though Hardy tried to block it, it got through and split his forehead open.

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Even back then, Hardy was rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment.

Given that these two injuries happened within a short span of time, it was expected the company would not allow Matt Hardy to move forward with the match.

In fact, his wife lashed out at the company as well. She was utterly furious at AEW for not taking the concussions or injuries seriously and letting the match go on with full-pace.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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