Chris Jericho issued an open challenge for his ROH World Championship during a previous episode of AEW Dynamite. The open challenge took place earlier this month and his opponent was revealed to be Colt Cabana. Colt Cabana also nearly died after the match.

Colt Cabana’s music hit and the former ROH Tag Team Champion came out and answered Jericho’s challenge. Fans were elated to see Boom Boom back, but he wasn’t able to defeat The Ocho.

While speaking on his Art of Wrestling podcast, Colt Cabana revealed that he brought compression socks to wear for the match as he couldn’t find his usual wrestling socks. Cabana detailed how it nearly caused him to lose his life.

I put on my compression socks, my kneepads, and my boots. And what I don’t realize is that I have essentially made a tourniquet in the bottom half of my body. Essentially what I did was restrict everything. I remember vividly thinking, ‘I can’t feel my legs. I guess it’s just the nerves.’

I could not move. And as I made my way back to the trainer’s room asking for electrolytes and the trainer being like, ‘We’re not sure what’s going on.’ And me just saying, ‘I gotta get this stuff off of me, I feel so compacted.’ And I ripped my singlet off and it still didn’t feel like enough. And I couldn’t breathe, I felt lightheaded, and I had a headache and my head was pounding.

I  say, ‘You know, I bought these compression socks last night.’ And then the eyes of the trainers are just like, ‘What?’ As I was asked to lay back for the next two hours while ice was put all over my body, I was educated as to why you should not professionally wrestle in front of 10,000 people and almost a million people at home in compression socks.”

AEW also ended up making the CM Punk situation worse with Colt Cabana’s appearance. Cabana’s appearance was also a one-off deal. It remains to be seen if Cabana will return to AEW television in the future or not.

What’s your take on Cabana’s plight?Sound off in the comments!

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