Top Star Injured At Recent AEW/ROH Taping

This major favourite had an injury scare at recent TV taping.

Athena Yuka Sakazaki

With the injury bug running rampant through AEW and ROH right now, Athena is the latest big name to have suffered an injury scare.

As per PWInsider, the current ROH Women's Champion injured her left leg at the latest ROH TV tapings on Thursday.

At that taping, Athena was in action against Viva Van. As Van ducked and pulled the middle rope down on a charging Athena, the War Goddess took a bump through the ropes and to the floor. Upon getting up, Athena was notably limping and soon hit Van with a forearm smash and went for the pin. Van did actually initially kick out of that pinfall, but immediately stayed down on the second attempted pin after Athena seemingly let the referee know that she was hurt.


Athena is said to have remained in character after the match, although she didn't put any weight on her left leg as she was assisted to the back. The star was checked on after this bout, but there has yet to be any further information on the nature of the injury or if it's serious enough to warrant any time on the sidelines.

As of this writing, Athena has been the ROH Women's Champion for over 500 days after defeating Mercedes Martinez for that prize at Final Battle 2022. Having been absolutely knocking it out of the park in ROH across this past year or more, many have been clamouring for the one-time Ember Moon to become a featured player on AEW TV. Despite various other ROH title holders being regular parts of AEW programming during the past couple of years, Athena has yet to be afforded that opportunity.


Right now, Tony Khan's promotions have several major names out of action due to injury, with MJF, Kenny Omega, Adam Cole, Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, Eddie Kingston, Rey Fenix, Julia Hart, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Ortiz just some of those on the sidelines.

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