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Cody Rhodes Took an Unprotected Chair Shot to the Head at AEW Fyter Fest

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: Cody Rhodes looks on during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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After wrestling to a time limit draw against Darby Allin, Cody Rhodes took an unprotected chair-shot to the head from his good friend in real life Shawn Spears, who was Tye Dillinger in WWE.

This was honestly a really uncomfortable moment from AEW. The back of Cody’s head was bleeding profusely and he had to be helped to the back by a cadre of wrestlers and his wife Brandi. Concussions and CTE are nothing to voluntarily risk like that spot and headshots like that are banned in WWE for a reason.

Update: AEW says Cody was not concussed: