TMZ covers Eddie Edwards injury
TMZ Sports picked up the incident involving Eddie Edwards and Sami Callihan that aired on Impact this past Thursday night on Pop TV.
If you missed it, Callihan was attempting to hit a baseball bat over a steel chair over the face of Edwards and the bat slipped catching Edwards in the eye/face.
The segment, which was taped back in January in Orlando, was picked up by many media outlets including TMZ. The article notes that Edwards was treated for a broken orbital bone and broken nose. Doctors also told Edwards he was lucky his vision wasn’t permanently impaired. Callihan was described as feeling “terrible” about the incident.
Jim Cornette and Kassius Ohno fire back at Callihan
Jim Cornette responded to a fan tweeting him a clip of the incident. As you could probably guess, Cornette was not amused and pulled no punches in his response.
OK, I just saw this for the first time– @TheEddieEdwards should have beat the shit out of this stupid .–he set it up shoddy, was careless with his shitty swing & they shouldn't have been doing it to begin with. Who the . "trained" @TheSamiCallihan ? I'm .ing hot. https://t.co/lpTIqxca29
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) March 2, 2018
Callihan caught wind of the tweet and seemed to go into storyline mode immediately.
This hurts Jimmy…. I’ll just keep watching my bank account go up. https://t.co/EAY7JVKSKG
— Callihan Death Machine (@TheSamiCallihan) March 2, 2018
NXT star Kassius Ohno saw the tweet by Callihan and offered this reply.
Really? Really? There is ZERO correlation between how much money you make & what happened in that ring. You should be embarrassed. ASHAMED.
— KASSIUS (KASH-US) (@KassiusOhno) March 3, 2018
It’s clear Impact saw the traction the story was making and – good or bad- decided to run with it by having Callihan record the following “apology” video in character.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 3, 2018