· WF's AKB Fan
Seems like he's okay, so I wouldn't be too worried, fucker spoiled the match though and all I'm left wondering is what in the heck a Human Cage match is, is it a normal cage match? a match made of people, wut?
i hope he is ok and nothing seriously happenedFirst, I want to thank all my friends and fans who have gone out of their way to message me and ask about my condition. I am feeling a lot better. There is some residual soreness/stiffness; I'm just very lucky that the injury was not as bad as it could have been.
Now, for the uninformed, I will explain what happened. Last Thursday, at the FCW Arena in Tampa, I took part in a Human Cage Match v. the newest Smackdown Superstar, Antonio Cesaro. Late in the match, the action spilled to the floor and I saw an opportunity to dive onto the pile. I hurled myself out of the ring, twisting as I crossed over the top rope (this maneuver is called the High Jump Moonsault Suicida: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cp6yfYPvDI ). This time, I came up short on the dive, landing in front of the pile, directly on top of my head . Fortunately there wasn't any dizziness or numbness to speak of. Somehow I was able to make it to my feet and finish the match (getting the W, no less, after smashing Cesaro's melon into an exposed turnbuckle). I landed incredibly hard. Once the initial scare subsided, I had a good feeling that the injury would not be serious.
Our athletic trainer accompanied me to the Emergency Room after the show in order to rule out any potential breaks/fractures. Five hours later the x-rays had come back negative and I was diagnosed with a cervical sprain. I don't believe it to be as serious as it sounds but we are taking every precaution. I'm still coping with stiffness but, with rest and rehab, it's gotten better each day. I'm optimistic for a quick return.
I want to thank some of my opponents over the years (Ian Rotten, Arik Cannon, Eddie Kingston, Trik Davis) for helping toughen up my skull with a slew of sickening headbutts. I also want to thank Jorge "Skayde" Rivera and the Pro-Wrestling NOAH Dojo for teaching me a litany of exercises and techniques that have greatly strengthened my neck strength over the years. This is a scary situation that could have been infinitely scarier had circumstances been different.
I consider myself incredibly fortunate. In wrestling, there are a number of variables that you can't always plan for. Accidents happen and all you can hope for is to be properly prepared. My peers at FCW and the training staff were incredibly helpful to me in this instance. Unfortunately, most of the smaller wrestling organizations aren't properly equipped to handle these situations. I was amazingly lucky; the next guy might not be. Again, thanks to EVERYONE for the support. I look forward to being 100% again and making a quick return to the ring.