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Lionheart suffers a broken neck after a clash with AJ Styles, issues a statement

3.19K   //    03 Mar 2014, 05:54 IST

British wrestler Lionheart suffered a broken neck last night after taking a Styles Clash from AJ Styles in the main event of a Preston City Wrestling show. It was said to be similar to the Roderick Strong injury earlier this year in ROH. After the match, the show abruptly ended and medical personnel attended to Lionheart in the ring, who wasn’t moving his arms and his legs.

After the show, PCW updated his condition on Twitter, writing, “Thanks for all the messages of concern. Lionheart is his usual grumpy self so thats a good sign. He has movement in his arms and legs. He is in the best place possible right now and all the PCW family are here to support him and hope he has a speedy recovery.”

PCW later added that an MRI revealed that he suffered a broken neck, and he told them that it “makes me look like a hard bastard.”

Lionheart took to his Twitter to thank Styles, writing, “@AJStylesOrg Safe travels home. Thank you for elevating me to look on your level in the biggest match of my career..You truly are phenomenal”

He also issued the following statement:


“Words cannot describe the physical and emotional roller coaster of the past 30+ hours…

“To update, my neck is broken in 2 places. I have had an MRI and the positive spin is there is no immediate requirement for surgery, although that may change…

“I don’t want to bore anyone or appear to fish for sympathy as I will comment more in depth in time… All I want to say is that the outpouring of support, calls, messages etc has been truly overwhelming… Reading them all has reduced me to tears more times than I can count… I thank you, and I love you… I know not what the future holds, and as emotional and drained as I am, I will fight back from this…

“Much love.”