Pac was reported to have suffered a concussion before participating in the Casino Ladder Match on last week’s Dynamite. It now appears as though those reports were incorrect. “The Bastard” does have a history of concussions, but they were not suffered as recently as originally thought.

In the ladder match this past Wednesday, Pac took a Deadeye from “Hangman” Adam Page from the top of a latter and landed awkwardly. His head struck the mat with some force. Reports that Pac was working with a recent concussion and still took the bump were everywhere.

Mark Henry recently appeared on Busted Open Radio and criticized AEW for allowing the bump to happen. Henry stated that Pac was less than two months removed from the traumatic injury.

“I would not have had a guy that was injured recently take a big bump off the top of a ladder to the floor on his back. I watched Pac, I watched his head snap back and hit the mat. He just had a concussion a month and a half ago. I’m probably breaking HIPPA laws, but everybody saw that and he missed time because of it. I would have been leery of it. Maybe he’s the one who called it, I don’t know. It scared me because I’m concerned about PAC.”

Such a bump could be extraordinarily dangerous for an athlete who has recently had a concussion. It made no sense that anybody with a recent head injury would be allowed to take a dangerous bump. Now we have a better view of the situation with Pac’s concussion history.

In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer cleared up the situation. He said that while Pac had suffered a concussion, it was farther back than a month and a half ago.

“The story that Mark Henry said about Pac just having a concussion a month ago when he took the dead eye in the ladder match wasn’t accurate. He has had a concussion but hasn’t had one any time remotely recently. It was still a scary bump, with people saying it looked even scarier live than on television”

It initially sounded like there might be some unsafe working conditions in AEW. It turns out that Pac is OK. The fact that Pac didn’t suffer a concussion any time recently should serve to ease the minds of fans.

What did you think of the dangerous bump Pac took in the Casino Ladder Match? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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