It’s always a possibility. There are all kinds of wrestling matches throughout the course of any given week and that means a lot of things can happen. Those things can be either positive or negative and one of the bigger negatives is an injury. You never know when someone is going to go down with an injury and unfortunately that seems to have been the case again this week.
The opening match of this week’s edition of AEW Rampage saw Dustin Rhodes defeat Lance Archer. Early on, Archer busted open Rhodes’ ear, which bled for the majority of the match. Rhodes has posted a video to Twitter, revealing that he needed five stitches to close the wound and that he suffered a busted eardrum. He said that he was in good spirits though and was not going anywhere, suggesting that he would not be missing any ring time.
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) March 26, 2022
Opinion: Rhodes’ ear looked banged up during the match and I’m not surprised that it was such an injury. What matters most is that Rhodes seems like he is ready to return to the ring without missing any time, as that is the kind of thing that could be a long term issue. Rhodes being able to stick around and perform at such a high level nearly thirty five years after his debut is remarkable and worthy of quite a bit of praise.
What do you think of Rhodes? What should he do next in AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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