Madison Eagles announced today via the Chikara website that she was involved in a minor car accident on April 19th. Coming off the heels of Amasis announcing his retirement due to a car accident, it bodes as bad luck for Chikara wrestlers in general for being in motor vehicles. Fortunately, she won't have to retire due to her injuries - a SLAP tear (shoulder injury) and two cases of tendonitis - but they will cause her to go back to her home country of Australia for treatment. She's vacated her Chikara roster spot for now.
It's unknown how this will affect her standing in SHIMMER, where she is the World Champion. Luckily for her and the promotion, they don't have another taping until October, but then again, it's unknown whether that'll be enough time for her to come back and compete. These kinds of injuries usually take about a year to fully heal. What that bodes for her reign as Champion is not entirely clear.
However, those kinds of things are immaterial in comparison to her overall health. Here's hoping for a speedy and most importantly full recovery for Eagles. She's really grown on me in the last year since first seeing her in action, and her match with Manami Toyota at King of Trios was one of the best all weekend, if not the entire year. Get well soon!
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