Matt Cardona has been out of action with a torn bicep that he suffered back at GCW Downward Spiral on May 28.
Cardona was the reigning NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, but relinquished the title back at NWA Alwayz Ready.
Cardon underwent surgery on the bicep, with doctors telling him he will be out for five to six months, though Cardona is hoping to make it back in just three.
Speaking about his injury to Wrestling Shoot Interviews, he explained that he won’t be returning until he is 100%, claiming that he’s getting there, but is not there yet.
“I will not get back in the ring unless I’m 100%. Right now, if there was something going down with Ric Flair’s last match and they said, ‘Hey Matt, the card got shuffled, we need you to wrestle Ric Flair.’ Alright, I’d boot those boots on. I’d put that baby oil on and wrestle, but I’m not risking it for anything less than that until I’m 100%. We’re getting there, I’m almost 100%, but I’m not there yet.”
Cardona then explained how the injury effected him, claiming that it was disappointing to leave right at the height of his career.
“From the injury until I got the surgery. Once you get the surgery, it’s like, ‘Alright, let’s go. Let’s heal. Let’s rehab. Let’s fucking do this.’ That week in between, knowing I would have to relinquish all of my titles that I had collected over the past year, knowing that I’m in the height of my career. Most people, when they leave WWE, they get on that elevator going down. I was going up, baby. Reinventing myself, having fun, creatively fulfilled, making the most money ever. I was just hitting it everywhere. It was great. Wrestling every weekend, doing the podcast, winning titles, making money, making towns. For that all to go away over this unsafe worker Blake Christian, it was a little disappointing. It was the uncertainty. How long is this going to take? The doctors say five to six months, I want to be back in three, but what’s it really going to be? Also, do I want to get this surgery? Can I wrestle and fight through this? There was an NWA pay-per-view named after me and now I can’t wrestle on it. There were a lot of things on my mind, but I talked to enough doctors, they all suggested the surgery. Once I got the surgery, no more feeling bad, just getting better.”
Cardona is set to be a part of GCW Homecoming Part 2, where he is set to renew his wedding vows to Chelsea Green.
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