The Ring of Honor World Championship got some big exposure when the title was defended on this weekend’s AEW Battle of the Belts special. Jonathan Gresham defended the prestigious championship against ROH mainstay Dalton Castle. Gresham was reported to have suffered a concussion during the bout.
It sounds like the ROH champ will be OK in the long run. Gresham was able to finish his match with Dalton Castle and successfully defend the title. A lot of fans have been wondering what exactly went wrong.
According to Bryan Alvarez on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, the injury occurred as Castle delivered a twisting suplex. Gresham landed awkwardly on his head and shoulders. Gresham was able to work through it and finish the match without incident.
“[He hit a] kind of twisting suplex and dropped him kind of on his head and shoulder and apparently that’s where Gresham suffered a concussion. You couldn’t tell by the way they were working. Gresham showed no signs of being out of it or anything like that but was examined afterwards and I guess he’s out for a while. But there were some good spots in the match and the fans were into it.”
Tony Khan has been featuring ROH titles and talent on AEW television heavily as he continues to shop for a new broadcast partner for the brand. The Gresham – Castle match was generally well-received by fans. Samoa Joe has taken up the mantle as the promotions Television Champion.
It sounds like things could have been worse for Jonathan Gresham. He will miss some time but hopefully recovers quickly. It should not be long before fans once again see the ROH champion in the ring again. Everyone at Ringside News is wishing Jonathan a speedy and full recovery!
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