Matt Cardona Provides An Update On His Recovery After Suffering An Injury Back In May

Last month's GCW C.O.S. PPV Event saw former NWA World's Heavyweight Champion Matt Cardona appear and reveal some unfortunate news to the pro wrestling world. It was previously reported that Matt Cardona pulled double duty at GCW's Downward Spiral Event last May 28th, when he put the IMPACT Digital Media Championship on the line against fellow IMPACT Wrestling Star Rich Swann early on the show, but would come up short. Cardona then went up against Blake Christian later in the show and defeated him with a low blow and a rollup, while suffering from an injured arm.

Matt Cardona revealed to the fans in attendance during last month's GCW C.O.S. PPV Event that he will be out of in-ring action for at least 3-5 months due to his torn bicep, but it wasn't revealed at the time how bad Cardona's injury actually is. The former NWA World's Heavyweight Champion recently spoke with Wrestling Shoot Interview on the injury he suffered back in May and his recovery process. IMPACT Star Matt Cardona said he is almost 100%, but he is not there yet.

Matt Cardona said:

“I will not get back in the ring unless I’m 100%. Right now, if there was something going down with Ric Flair’s last match and they said, ‘Hey Matt, the card got shuffled, we need you to wrestle Ric Flair.’ Alright, I’d boot those boots on. I’d put that baby oil on and wrestle, but I’m not risking it for anything less than that until I’m 100%. We’re getting there, I’m almost 100%, but I’m not there yet.”

Matt Cardona also talked about how he felt as well as what was going though his mind when he suffered the unfortunate injury.

Matt Cardona said:

“From the injury until I got the surgery. Once you get the surgery, it’s like, ‘Alright, let’s go. Let’s heal. Let’s rehab. Let’s fucking do this.’ That week in between, knowing I would have to relinquish all of my titles that I had collected over the past year, knowing that I’m in the height of my career. Most people, when they leave WWE, they get on that elevator going down. I was going up, baby. Reinventing myself, having fun, creatively fulfilled, making the most money ever. I was just hitting it everywhere. It was great. Wrestling every weekend, doing the podcast, winning titles, making money, making towns. For that all to go away over this unsafe worker Blake Christian, it was a little disappointing. It was the uncertainty. How long is this going to take? The doctors say five to six months, I want to be back in three, but what’s it really going to be? Also, do I want to get this surgery? Can I wrestle and fight through this? There was an NWA pay-per-view named after me and now I can’t wrestle on it. There were a lot of things on my mind, but I talked to enough doctors, they all suggested the surgery. Once I got the surgery, no more feeling bad, just getting better.”

You can check out Matt Cardona's comments in the video below. H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.