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UPDATEDx3: Da Pope Comments on Injury At NWA Hard Times 2

December 5, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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UPDATE 3: “Da Pope” Elijah Burke has issued a statement on the injury he suffered at NWA Hard Times 2. Burke posted to Twitter to update fans, writing:

“As many of you know I was recently taken by ambulance to a hospital in ATL following @NWA Hard Times 2. I would like to assure you that all is 100% well with Pope. In wrestling we take our bumps & bruises while continually forging ahead. However, today there are certain protocols in effect to ensure the well being of performers like myself and getting medically evaluated and cleared is one of them. I’d like to thank the ENTIRE NWA family, many who gave up hours of their own time to ensure Pope’s safety. Thank You ~PHS

UPDATE 2: PWInsider has updated its report about “Da Pope” Elijah Burke’s status following NWA Hard Times 2. The outlet reports that Burke underwent X-Rays and other tests, and is believed to have suffered a concussion. It was noted that Burke is expected to be okay.

UPDATE: An update is available on Da Pope Elijah Burke following his hospitalization after last night’s NWA Hard Times 2. PWInsider reports that Burke was released from the hospital early Sunday and will be kept off all physical duty for the NWA Powerrr tapings taking place today.

ORIGINAL: Da Pope Elijah Burke was hospitalized following last night’s NWA Hard Times 2, according to a new report. PWInsider reports that Burke was sent to the hospital in an ambulance following the event, which saw him get legitimately injured when he was thrown into the ringside steps following the main event match between Trevor Murdoch and Mike Knox.

Burke remained down after the PPV ended, and several officials from the NWA including Billy Corgan came out to check on him. They remained there after fans exited the venue, until an ambulance was called and Burke being taken to the hospital.

There is no update as of yet regarding his status.