Matt Cardona Suffers Major Injury

The Indy God is set for an unfortunate spell on the sidelines.

Matt Cardona

In some unfortunate news, Matt Cardona is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a torn pec.

Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp was the first to report the news, noting on X how Cardona had reached out to promoters to inform them of this injury and that he requires surgery.

Of course, a torn pec was famously the injury Cody Rhodes suffered prior to his Hell in a Cell 2022 war with Seth Rollins. It's also an injury that AEW's Ortiz is currently recovering from, with the former Pride-N-Powerful man having undergone surgery earlier this month.

As for Matt Cardona, he's been absolutely killing it on the independent scene since being released by WWE in April 2020. Known as the Indy God and the Deathmatch King, the one-time Zack Ryder has had major success, including runs as the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion and the GCW World Champion, in addition to a couple of fun runs in TNA Wrestling and also a handful of appearances in AEW - most recently facing Adam Copeland on AEW Collision at the end of last month.


In terms of a recovery period, a torn pec usually tends to keep someone out of action for between six and nine months, although that obviously depends on how the body reacts and how the road to recovery goes.

All the best to Matt Cardona on a full and healthy recovery from all of us here at WhatCulture Wrestling.

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