AEW Original Hoping For In-Ring Return Despite Career-Ending Injury

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One AEW star who is facing up to the fact that their career might be over has finally admitted that they’re still hoping to return to the ring one day.

On the April 27th episode of Rampage, Chuck Taylor took on Trent Beretta in a wild Parking Lot Brawl. When all was said and done it was Beretta who had his hand raised, and on the following episode of Dynamite, it was revealed Chuck Taylor would never wrestle again after suffering a serious injury.

On the May 8th episode of Dynamite, Orange Cassidy got revenge with a win over Beretta, only to be beaten down after the match. Meanwhile, on commentary, Excalibur gave an update on Taylor’s condition, confirming the star will need surgery on a broken ankle and his injury is likely career-ending.

Chuck Taylor Hopes To Reassess AEW Future After Surgery

Now Chuck Taylor has spoken about the situation on Close Up with Renee Paquette and revealed he still hopes to be able to get back in the ring after surgery:

I can get surgery. And once I heal from that, I can hopefully reassess…maybe it’s me hoping. But a lot of guys and gals have come back from ‘career-ending’ injuries.

Taylor then confirmed that he is not yet scheduled for surgery as he wants to spend time learning behind the scenes in AEW as he contemplates life outside of the ring:

It’s not really an emergency, they said. I can’t do anything athletic. Eventually, they said, I’ll get terrible arthritism, and then all they can do is fuse it. But that’s years down the line, so I’m hoping maybe take the summer to really feel comfortable in the job, I don’t want to learn half of it and then piss off for a while, so hopefully after the summer is my hope.

Taylor’s former partner Trent Beretta has moved on, joining up with the dastardly Don Callis after another attack on Orange Cassidy.