Former AEW World Champion has revealed that he has had to learn to wrestle during bouts of vertigo in recent years.
Speaking during a video where he is undergoing a chiropractic adjustment, Omega explained that vertigo has been an issue for him since 2018. The AEW star stated that he gets dizzy in the ring, and had to teach himself to wrestle in a ‘spinning ring’, as it appears to him.
Opening up about his safety concerns, Omega said:
“Yeah, it’s been an issue since 2018. I just get really bad vertigo. I get dizzy in the ring. I can’t — the room spins. It’s been a new skill I’ve had to inherit is wrestling in a spinning ring. So to make sure I get that straightened out as much as I can, as often as I can is really paramount for my performances.
“Yeah, there’s a myriad of issues with professional wrestling and you can work as safely as you can, But you can’t avoid everything. There’s always something that could go wrong.”
At Full Gear, Hangman Page defeated Omega to win the AEW World Championship. Following the bout, it was reported that Omega wrestled the November 13 title bout with a shoulder injury.
Discussing progress with increasing range of motion in his neck and shoulders, Omega noted:
“Yeah, I mean, one thing that I can say is I have a lot of difficulty just doing a straight side (arm) raise because of my shoulder injury. I would have to really sort of deviate to (a diagonal raise) to do anything. So to be able to go perfectly sideways is great. That was great. Yeah, my range of motion for looking is great. My neck is feeling good.”
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