In May, it was reported that Impact Wrestling star Eddie Edwards was suffering from appendicitis and had to undergo surgery for it.
As a result, he was pulled from in-ring action, which caused reported plans for him to challenge Kenny Omega for the Impact World Title at Slammiversary to be nixed.
He spoke about it during an interview with Sports Illustrated.
The start of the problems:
“I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it, so I did a little kayfabe powder out of the party,” says Edwards, who never lost his sense of humor throughout the ordeal. “I exited stage left, and I tried to sleep it off. The pain kept getting more severe, but I thought it would be silly if I went to the hospital for a stomachache. But a few of the boys came upstairs, they saw how I looked and they encouraged me to go to the hospital.”
“The pain just got worse and worse,” Edwards says. “When I saw the doctor, he quickly could tell I had appendicitis. So I had surgery and stayed in the hospital for a night. I was willing to fly home right away, but Tommy didn’t think I should be flying so soon after the surgery. Impact extended my stay in the hotel for six days, and then I flew home a week later. I’ve been back in the gym, and now I’m good to go.”
Wanting to wrestle Kenny Omega:
“I want to be in the ring against the best, and, right now, Kenny is one of the best,” Edwards says. “He’s also our champ, and I’d love to be the guy to bring that title back to Impact. The stars haven’t aligned yet, but hopefully that match will happen.”