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Ring of Honor match STOPPED due to SEVERE head injury

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In a recent Ring of Honor (ROH) television taping, a match was abruptly halted following a severe head injury, raising concerns about the safety protocols in professional wrestling.

The incident occurred during a match that was being taped for the ROH TV on HonorClub show, following Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite.

Ring of Honor Injury: The Incident in Detail

Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal were facing off against Griff Garrison and Cole Karter. The match took a dramatic turn when Sydal executed a twisting splash, landing directly on Karter’s face, according to a new report from eWrestlingNews.

This impact caused Karter’s head to smash into the canvas, leading to what backstage reports suggest was a concussion.

Immediate Response to the Injury

The severity of the situation was immediately recognized by Daniels and referee Paul Turner, who called for the ringside doctor.

Doc Sampson quickly attended to Karter, assessing his condition before deciding to end the match.

Notably, Karter was able to walk off under his own power, albeit after some time, indicating the potential seriousness of his injury.

Ring of Honor: Wrestler’s Reaction to the Incident

Following the incident, Daniels took the microphone to address the audience. He expressed his and his partner’s sentiments, stating that this was not the way they intended to win.

His words reflected a sense of sportsmanship and concern for the injured wrestler, highlighting the camaraderie and respect that exists among professional wrestlers.


  • What happened during the ROH TV taping?
    • A match was stopped due to Cole Karter sustaining a severe head injury after Matt Sydal landed on him.
  • Was the injured wrestler able to leave the ring on his own?
    • Yes, Cole Karter was able to walk off under his own power, though it took some time.
  • What does this incident say about safety in wrestling?
    • It highlights the risks involved in professional wrestling and the importance of immediate medical response and safety protocols.
  • Were other matches affected by this incident?
    • No, other matches for the ROH TV on HonorClub were taped as scheduled.
  • What was the reaction of the other wrestlers to the incident?
    • Christopher Daniels expressed regret over the incident, emphasizing that it was not the intended outcome of the match.
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