Matt Hardy Discusses Knee Injury, Mike Adamle Upset, Shane McMahon-UFC
sources: PWInsider.com, Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— As reported earlier, ECW Champion Matt Hardy is nursing a sore knee but worked through it during WWE’s European tour this past week. Hardy hyper-extended his surgically repaired left knee during a commercial break in his ECW Championship match with Finlay last week, which was taped last Monday in Manchester. On his MySpace blog, Hardy wrote:
I fortunately retained the ECW Championship in a hard-hitting, fantastic match against the veteran Irishman. Unfortunately, something none of you at home witnessed-because it happened during a commercial break period-was me painfully hyper-extending my surgically repaired left knee. I continued that match without acknowledging it to anyone but knew I had hurt it. After the match, I was examined and diagnosed with a slightly torn PCL and stretched ligaments in the back of my knee. I could finished the tour out, but had to do some major treatment, wrapping and bracing of my knee. And by the way, I thought going into this day I had tomorrow off because it was a Smackdown only taping. I find out at the end of the night I’m needed tomorrow for both episodes of Smackdown. I guess that’s what you get for being a WORKHORSE, HA! Now I already have the stress of an extremely hard trip plus a knee injury. Welcome to the wrestling business boys and girls. I felt much better when I got back to the hotel, my Smackdown crew got in, and the ECW, Raw, and Smackdown crews hit the hotel bar. I think the entire WWE drank every ounce of alcohol and liquor in Manchester that night! LOL!
Manchester, England – I wake up and my knee feels absolutely horrible. I can barely walk. It’s one of those moments when I ask myself how am I gonna do this.. How am I gonna perform tonight. After soaking and icing and treating and wrapping and bracing my knee thoroughly, somehow I do. I wrestled Shelton Benjamin in a Champion versus Champion match and came out victorious. I thought it was a helluva match as well. In case you’re wondering, I was in excruciating pain the whole time. I also wrestled another tag match that will be featured on this week’s Smackdown. I also wanna tell everyone that I was extremely proud of Jeff on this day as he had possible his best TV day performance EVER. That night, a little social time was had-but I actually got a good night’s sleep. I had to-my knee and my performances for the week were depending on it.
— Shane McMahon was in attendance at this past Saturday’s UFC pay-per-view.
— Former WWE Raw General Manager Mike Adamle was said to be very upset upon being informed of his removal from television at the 11/3 Raw. Adamle was told plans had changed and it was going to be his last show with WWE.
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