WWE NXT featured a scary spot this week as Mercedes Martinez took a spin kick from Xia Li and hit Matt hard. The match was canceled and a lot of fans were worried. This concern did not subside with reports that he had been taken to hospital.
It was later reported that Martinez was fine the next morning. She may have been indicating that she was fine, but that kick still put a number on her.
During Wrestling Observer RadioDave Meltzer confirmed that Mercedes was hurt by that spin kick. That doesn’t mean she’ll wrestle again any time soon, but injuries are unpredictable when it comes to healing.
“Mercedes is out of the hospital, and they took him to the hospital and he hurt. Look, when it comes to the concussion – and we’re on day one. You know, the shiver could mean he’s wrestling next week or she won’t be ready to wrestle for the next six months, because you never know. Because getting hurt is unpredictable.
Xia Li didn’t do it intentionally and she was in a dire situation after accidentally beating a real-life friend of hers, but at least Martinez is out of the hospital. Hopefully, Mercedes Martinez will not be in a situation like Samoa Joe, where an in-ring return is out of reach pending the company’s strict impact testing to pass before returning to the ring.
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