This is not good news for Impact Wrestling. The Impact World Champion Brian Cage was injured during the Rebellion pay-per-view after a hard-fought match, but a lot of people say the main event actually stole the show. Because after Cage won the title, The Lucha Bros and LAX went to war.
LAX ended up winning the main event match and are Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Impact is trying hard to sign LAX to new deals, but now it looks like Santana is injured.
In an Instagram post, the LAX member explained what happened. He has a stage 2 tear in his MCL and it was “hanging on by a thread.” Now he must rest if he wants to avoid surgery which is not what he wants at all right now.
It’s been a rough few days for me but PMA is everything in these cases. Like I’ve said before, sometimes we need UNFRIENDLY reminders to take it easy. This past Sunday at Impact’s show in Queens, I suffered a knee injury during our match. I knew something was wrong right away because it was a feeling I’ve never felt before. The next day, I went to see the same exact doc that took care of me at the show. Had an ultrasound done on my knee which showed a stage 2 tear in my MCL. It’s being held together by strands and he’s surprised that it didn’t completely tear during the rest of the match. He stressed the importance of rest if I want to avoid surgery and risk being out for a longer period of time. That’s a risk I’m truly not willing to take, especially at the point we’re at now. I’m FINALLY listening to my body. I have a family who depend on me. It’s stressful and depressing but I’m trying to look at the glass half full and realize that I’ll get to spend more time with them. I want to apologize to all the events we had to call off the next couple of weeks and to all the fans who were expecting to see us. Thank you for your endless support thru every step of our journey. I AM OK AND WILL BE BACK SOON, NASTIER THAN EVER!
This is not a good sign for a current champion in Impact Wrestling. Hopefully, things turn out well and they don’t have to rearrange many plans.
He’s not willing to risk an extended absence from the ring so resting at home is Santana’s current plan of action. You can never predict when an injury will occur, but he promises to be back soon.