AEW star Britt Baker confirmed she suffered a concussion during her tag team bout last night with Riho against Shoko Nakajima and Bea Priestley on Twitter. Baker appeared to have gotten hurt during an interaction with Priestley where Priestley delivered a kick to Baker, who was down on the mat during their tag match on the Buy-In portion of last night’s Fight for the Fallen event. You can view her confirmation in the tweet below.
Hurriedly left the venue to take care of a concussed coworker and checked on her every hour of the night. Next pair is on me Ref Aubrey ♥️ https://t.co/L1t4OT28KE
— Britt Baker (@RealBrittBaker) July 14, 2019
In related news, MJF pulled out of an appearance for Inspire Pro Wrestling on Sunday due to what is described to be a “severe elbow injury” suffered at AEW Fight For The Fallen on Saturday night. The injury appeared to happen during the final seconds of the match as you can see MJF talking to the referee when the match was over. You could also see the referee relay a message from MJF to Spears.
The promotion issued the following statement on their social media accounts:
“AS THE ADDAGE GOES, “CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE.”
At approximately 4:07 this morning, INSPIRE PRO was delivered the unfortunate news that PURE PRESTIGE CHAMPION MAXWELL JACOB FRIEDMAN sustained a severe elbow injury at last night’s FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN event. With MJF scheduled to appear at next week’s TRIPLEMANIA, the decision was made to pull him from tonight’s event to prevent any further injury. THEREFORE, MJF will NOT be defending his PURE PRESTIGE CHAMPIONSHIP tonight against RICKY STARKS.
With MJF soon to become exclusive to AEW, the opportunity to reschedule the match is not possible. Therefore, MJF and INSPIRE have come to a mutual agreement to VACATE the PURE PRESTIGE TITLE.
TONIGHT’S MAIN EVENT will STILL determine who the rightful PURE PRESTIGE CHAMPION WILL BE. RICKY STARKS will wrestle for the vacant title against a competitor TO BE ANNOUNCED at our event. INSPIRE PRO is working diligently to come up with a suitable and logical replacement in the meantime.
INSPIRE PRO OFFICIALS apologize for the change, but it was out of our hands, unfortunately. NEVERTHELESS, we’ll still be delivering one hell of a card tonight with a few surprises along the way, and there will be a NEW PURE PRESTIGE CHAMPION at the end of the night. BE THERE TO SEE WHO WILL FACE RICKY STARKS to determine the NEW CHAMPION!”
S.A.M.’s Spiel: Well that is certainly a bummer for both of these talents to have suffered injuries. I saw the kick delivered by Priestley to Baker and it certainly looked like one that gave her the concussion. We all hope that both MJF and Baker can fully recover from these injuries and continue their rise in AEW.