Alex Shelley Reveals Why He Missed Hard To Kill

2 years ago by Tempest

Alex Shelley Reveals Why He Missed Hard To Kill

The highly anticipated main event of IMPACT Hard to Kill had to be changed last minute. Instead of Alex Shelley teaming with his partner Chris Sabin, Moose took his place.

Things ultimately worked out as the match was still well-received, however, a reason was never given for Shelley’s absence. Now, he has taken to Twitter to explain why he missed the show. Here is his series of tweets:

“Most days out of the week, I look like this. I read theories about why I wasn’t at  @IMPACTWRESTLING for Hard to Kill. They ranged from injury, to illness, to getting arrested, to harming my family members and attempting to cover it up; I am a physical therapy clinician.

Physio is my livelihood and career. Wrestling is my livelihood and passion project. At my company, due to the volume of sick and injured patients we are in care of, we modify our COVID-19 mandates as needed. As numbers went up, so did restrictiveness.

To circumvent the topic, I could not be at Hard To Kill due to my career. I respect the decisions made by our company surgeons and doctors: I look to them for advice and guidance. I am unable to travel and wrestle until I am vaccinated. I took every caution I could before…

But I don’t feel right maintaining this duality unless I take every possible safety measure. When the vaccine became available, that required extra security on my end and my company’s end for our patients. I honestly don’t want to get the vaccine so soon…

But I want to wrestle very badly while I help people in therapy. So there’s no option. @IMPACTWRESTLING was supportive and understanding and as someone who doesn’t have nor want a contract at this point, my hands were tied. Thanks for your support everyone.”

Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers managed to pick up the win in the match. This was Omega’s in-ring debut for the promotion.

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