All Elite Wrestling has added more staff to their medical team.
Recently, Alex Reynolds was knocked out during a match on AEW Dynamite, which was met with criticism on how All Elite Wrestling handled the situation.
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Tony Khan spoke with Mike Johnson of PWInsider Elite (subscription required), and gave an update on All Elite Wrestling’s medical protocol moving forward. Khan revealed the company hired another independent neurologist to its staff, and another independent doctor will be present all all events.
“I’ve added another independent neurologist to the staff, we’ve added an independent doctor at all the shows, in addition to our staff medical team”
Khan also noted that referee’s will be given a two-way feature on their radios to communicate with backstage personnel.
“I’ve added a two-way feature where the referees can talk back to us if there are injuries” Khan stated. “All communication is not only going one way, and I have encouraged referees to let us know what’s going on”
He also revealed former WWE wrestler Christopher Nowinski will be on-hand at this weekend’s Full Gear pay-per-view. Nowinski is the co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization specializing in concussions and CTE.
Chris will be coming this weekend to Full Gear to talk to the staff and talent, it’s been a year since he’s been there.
Nowinski is on the NFL Players Association Mackey-White Health & Safety Committee, and also serves as an advisor for Major League Lacrosse.
He was on-hand at last year’s AEW All Out pay-per-view.
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