Elijah Burke Provides Injury Update After NWA Hard Times 2

Da Pope was attacked by Matt Cardona after the main event

As seen at this past weekend’s NWA Hard Times 2 PPV, Matt Cardona declared his interest in the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship, laying his hands on the title after attacking Champion Trevor Murdoch straight after his main event defence against Mike Knox. 

Before getting his hands on the 10lbs of Gold, Cardona attacked former NWA TV Champion ‘Da Pope’ Elijah Burke after Mick Foley sent Burke to make the save, with Cardona throwing Pope into the steel steps.

It seems as though Burke got legitimately hurt in the process, but despite going to hospital for concussion testing, it seems as though Burke is ok, with Da Pope confirming his brief hospitalisation on Twitter across two Tweets:

"As many of you know I was recently taken by ambulance to a hospital in ATL following @NWA Hard Times 2. I would like to assure you that all is 100% well with Pope. In wrestling we take our bumps & bruises while continually forging ahead. However, today there are certain protocols."

"in effect to ensure the well being of performers like myself and getting medically evaluated and cleared is one of them. I’d like to thank the ENTIRE NWA family, many who gave up hours of their own time to ensure Pope’s safety. Thank You ~PHS ----#NWA #HardTimes2 #WWE #AEW”

Thanks to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.

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