Report: News On AEW's Injury Policy
Several stars are currently out of action in AEW
AEW have been rocked by several injuries recently, with the likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, and Adam Cole all currently on the shelf.
CM Punk aside, the injuries of Cole and Danielson haven’t been mentioned on AEW TV, and a report from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter states that this is AEW policy:
“The belief among talent was that it [CM Punk’s injury] was a broken foot and while neither the company nor Punk would say that, there have been very strong hints to me that was the injury.
“It’s actually kind of strange that they don’t say the injury but as a company, the AEW policy is not to say injuries or illnesses unless it has to do with changing previously advertised matches - which is why injuries to Jeff Hardy and Adam Cole were acknowledged last week but not specified - although Cole was on TV this week and his being hurt was never brought up, while the company has never acknowledged an injury to Bryan Danielson.
“When they acknowledge injuries, they normally don’t say what the injuries or illnesses are unless the talent releases it themselves. WWE is hit and miss, usually only acknowledging them when it fits with the storyline while New Japan goes into detail as much as possible.”