AEW Updates Their Medical Protocols

Following recent high profile injuries...

Over the past few months, All Elite Wrestling has been criticised for its handling of head injuries. Matt Hardy's injury at All Out somewhat overshadowed the pay-per-view after he was allowed to finish the match. The young promotion then came under further criticism after Alex Reynolds was knocked out on Dynamite and did not immediately receive medical attention. The other competitors in the match even continued to do spots around him while he lay unconscious in the ring. 

During a recent interview with PWInsider Elite, Tony Khan was asked about AEW's handling of the injuries and he revealed the company has updated their medical procedures with immediate effect. 

The young promotion has added another independent neurologist and independent doctor to its medical team. They will be in attendance at every AEW show to provide extra support. 

A two-way feature has also been introduced so referees can now talk to people backstage if there is an injury.

Furthermore, former WWE Superstar and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation Chris Nowinski will be in Jacksonville, Florida for Full Gear on November 7 to give his thoughts and critiques to AEW. 


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