'Hard to watch': WWE great's scary fall sparks 'irresponsible' backlash

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Matt Hardy getting spear tackled (pictured left) off a platform and lying injured (pictured right) on the floor.
Matt Hardy was spear tackled (pictured left) off a platform and missed the table resulting in an injury (pictured right), but the match continued. (Images: AEW)

Former WWE star Matt Hardy was rushed to hospital after a fall went horribly wrong in a main event, but not before he continued the match.

The wrestling legend recently signed for AEW and was in a match against Sammy Guevara when a stunt went horribly wrong.

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Guevara speared Hardy off a platform, but in an apparent botch the pair nearly completely missed the table beneath.

Hardy lay motionless on the concrete floor as he crashed heavily into the ground.

The match was momentarily stopped as the referee made the ‘X’ signal to indicate the match needed to end for the injured wrestler.

But after a stop, and a reported concussion for Hardy, the match continued.

Hardy’s wife, Reby, tweeted he was rushed to hospital and suffered concussion.

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This prompted fierce backlash from fans hitting back at the company for allowing the match to continue.

Despite his wife claiming he had suffered concussion, the president of AEW wrestling said Hardy had not suffered concussion.

Either way fans were less than impressed Hardy was able continue the match after the stunt was clearly botched.