After just over a year in business, it’s safe to say that AEW has been a roaring success. The men’s singles scene has been fantastic, while the promotion has reminded fans why tag team wrestling is so great.
However, one of the only real big problems with AEW has been its booking of the women’s division. Most episodes of Dynamite feature only one, usually short, women’s match. the women’s storylines also lack substance.
Granted, AEW has had to overcome several obstacles with its women’s division, most notably the fact that WWE has hoovered up a lot of female talent, and the unfortunate injuries to members of their existing roster.
One of the unfortunate injuries suffered was to Dr. Britt Baker, who suffered a knee injury just before Double or Nothing back in May. Baker has promised to be back for All Out at the beginning of September.
Another of the women’s division who has suffered an injury is Kris Statlander, who tore her ACL in a tag match on Dynamite last month where she as Hikaru Shida where defeated by Nyla Rose and Penelope Ford.
Yesterday, after over a month out, Statlander has now revealed that she’ll be going under the knife tomorrow to get her knee repaired. At this time, there is no word on when we can expect to see her back.
Taking to Twitter, Statlander confirmed that she’ll be having knee surgery later on today:
“Tomorrow is surgery day and I’m either going to spend my night watching #AEWDark or sleeping. Luckily I’ll be entertained Wednesday as well on my first day of recovery knowing #AEWDynamite is LIVE Wednesday at 8/7c pn TNT. Who’s watching with me?”
Everyone at WrestleTalk wishes Statlander the best of luck with her surgery and subsequent recovery. We hope to see her back in the ring before too long.