Shawn Spears and AEW took criticism for the unprotected chair shot to Cody at Fyter Fest. Still, he and AEW are playing it up like pros.
At AEW’s recent pay-per-view, the company took its first real share of criticism for a chair shot that was dangerous and unnecessary. Shawn Spears came down to the ring after the Cody vs Darby Allin match and leveled Cody with a chair shot to the head that cut Cody open and brought in immediate fear that he might have suffered a serious injury. The gimmicked Chair apparently work as intended and Cody took the backing of the chair to the head. He wound up being ok but needed eight staples to close the wound.
Despite the danger associated with CTE and the reasoning behind the segment, AEW is moving ahead with the storyline line for Fight for the Fallen and have teamed up Spears in a six-man tag with MJF who took serious issue with Spears’ attack. How will the two work together despite their obvious friction? That could be the story of the PPV.
Spears commented on the chair shot and said:
"Speaking of 'vulnerable'... He bled exactly how I thought he would....easily. Now if @AEWrestling feels they are owed any kind of explanation, they can send good ol Jim Ross for a nice little sit down... Sincerely, 'A great hand'"
Speaking of “vulnerable”...— Shawn Spears (@Perfec10n) July 4, 2019
He bled exactly how I thought he would....easily.
Now if @AEWrestling feels they are owed any kind of explanation, they can send good ol Jim Ross for a nice little sit down...
“A great hand” https://t.co/GdFL0ULsfs
What This Means
AEW is obviously not phased by the criticism for the chair shot and it appears the big feud will be Spears vs. Cody at All Out. Fight For the Fallen will set up that bout and fans can expect a heated exchange between MJF and Spears during that match.
Fight for the Fallen will be available on pay-per-view July 13, 2019.