Colt Cabana Says He “Almost Died” During Chris Jericho Match

Colt Cabana

Colt Cabana has revealed that his Dynamite match with Chris Jericho almost had a very nasty outcome for the star all thanks to his gear.

An emotional Colt Cabana was revealed as Chris Jericho’s surprise opponent on the 2nd of November 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite. The match for the ROH World Title was Cabana’s first on Dynamite in almost a year but he was unable to dethrone The Ocho as champion.

Speaking on his Art of Wrestling podcast, Colt Cabana explained how a situation unfolded during the match that could have had a scary outcome for the star, all thanks to a new pair of socks:

“A couple of weeks ago, I wrestled Chris Jericho. I wanted to share the story of how I almost died wrestling Chris Jericho. I’m not telling this story to make an excuse, nobody would have known, everyone complimented me on my match and I’m appreciative for that. It’s a fun story and in 20 years I will laugh about it. In the moment, I did not laugh.”

“In my laundry room is my wrestling gear, I wash my kneepads and singlet, I don’t dry them, I hang dry them. Of course, I wash my wrestling socks. I don’t know where my wrestling socks went, they went somewhere. I like long black wrestling socks so there isn’t a gap between my boots and kneepads. I don’t want airy skin, so I like long socks. Before I wrestled Jericho, I had to go out and buy new socks.”

Cabana discussed how he bought himself compression socks for the match rather than normal socks, and this turned out to be a very bad idea:

“I wrestled Chris Jericho. That match, there were many emotions, there was a lot of tension going into it. My anxiety was high, tensions were high, the building was hot. As I go to wrestle Jericho, I put on my compression socks, kneepads, and boots. What I don’t realize is that I have essentially made a tourniquet in the bottom half of my body.”

“My blood flow is perfect, so essentially what I did was restrict everything. I remember vividly thinking, ‘I can’t feel my legs. I guess it’s just the nerves. It was nerves and anxiety, but it was also compression socks. By the time I did the moonsault to the outside and had to run into the ring to give Jericho a flying a**hole, I had nothing left in my body.”

“I attributed it to the night of wrestling, but no, it was because I cut off the supply of blood to my own legs, causing high blood pressure and low oxygen. I knew I was on live TV and it was a big moment for me, I figured out a way to do it to Jericho knowing the match would come to an end very quickly, it did, I could not move 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.’ I ripped my singlet off, I couldn’t breathe, I had a headache, I felt lightheaded.”

“The eyes of the trainers were like, ‘what?’ 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.”

h/t Fightful