AEW wrestler Darby Allin denies being diagnosed with a concussion following an episode of Dynamite from July.
On the July 22 episode of AEW Dynamite, Ricky Starks blindsided Darby Allin, clubbing him in the back of the neck and causing his head to snap off the ropes. Allin appeared unconscious following the spot, which you can view below.
Not the first time I got knocked the hell out.
— DARBY ALLIN (@DarbyAllin) July 23, 2020
At the time, F4WOnline reported that Allin was concussed following the spot.
Speaking on the Battleground podcast, Allin said that he didn’t suffer a concussion (though he did say in the July 22 tweet that he was “knocked the hell out”) but rather “extreme whiplash”:
“The moment that happened, I was like, ‘Brian is on hold, I have to take care of Ricky.’ That’s what I’ve set out to do…
“When you enter yourself into somebody’s business and almost end my career, with my neck snapping against the ropes, there’s a lot I have planned for Ricky…
“I went off into my own world. I sat in my car and was like, ‘Whoa… got rocked.’ Then, I went to the medical staff, talked to them, and I was fine and I was good to go, no concussion, just extreme whiplash.”
Allin would perform the next week on Dynamite, teaming with AEW World Champion Jon Moxley in a tag team match.
AEW faced criticism this past weekend at AEW All Out when Matt Hardy, who was unconscious following a scary fall from a scissor lift, was allowed to continue his “Broken Rules Match” against Sammy Guevara. It was later announced that he did not suffer a concussion despite being unconscious.