Adam Copeland undergoes surgery for fractured tibia

Former TNT Champion Adam Copeland is recovering after surgery for a fractured tibia sustained during his barbed wire steel cage match against Malakai Black at AEW’s Double or Nothing on May 26.

The injury occurred when Copeland jumped off the cage and landed feet-first, putting Black through a table. Copeland confirmed his injury two days later and announced the need for surgery, which has now been completed. He humorously noted that while he can’t compete at AEW & NJPW’s Forbidden Door pay-per-view, he can walk through the “Forbidden Door” sign at his gym.

Adam posted a video saying: “First day, first morning post-surgery, and I wanted to see what I can pull off,” Copeland said. “So right now I’m about to walk through the Forbidden Door. Since I can’t walk through the Forbidden Door of the pay-per-view and face someone from New Japan Pro-Wrestling, I can walk through [the Forbidden Door of the gym].”

 

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Due to the injury, Copeland vacated the TNT Championship, and a new champion will be decided in a ladder match at Forbidden Door on June 30, with Konosuke Takeshita being the first qualifier.

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