TMZ covers Eddie Edwards injury, Jim Cornette and Kassius Ohno fire back at Callihan

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.

Callihan caught wind of the tweet and seemed to go into storyline mode immediately.

NXT star Kassius Ohno saw the tweet by Callihan and offered this reply.

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.