Impact Wrestling needs whatever buzz they can get, so I imagine that they're trying to milk this occurrence beyond what Sami or Eddie had ever intended.
For anyone who watched, this was obviously an accident.
This wasn't a situation like when Mabel disobeyed direct orders and damn near paralyzed Diesel. This was a spot, and a damn silly looking spot at that, where a small miscalculation caused Sami to hit the edge of the chair with his bat and hit Eddie's eye with the tip of the bat. Sami was supposed to just hit the chair, and Eddie would writhe around in agony simply from the kinetic force transferred to his body. The way people are describing it online, you'd think that Sami was amped on adrenaline and deliberately bludgeoned Eddie's face in a fit of rage.
I wouldn't be upset if Sami started calling himself the face crusher or something. I'd take pity on him, because accidentally glancing Eddie Edwards with a bat isn't what I would call a character defining moment for a character like Sami Callihan.
I'm no doctor, but I highly doubt that Eddie Edwards is going to have to stop wrestling because of what happened. He seems like a very resilient person, and I'm sure that a broken orbital bone won't keep him down forever.
I honestly think that the current aftermath is exactly what Impact wants, and they're doing everything they can to encourage it. I think that TMZ is in on it and they're making it seem as though it's a war between Sami and their journalists. I think that this will end up being similar to what happened during the Jake the Snake Ricky Steamboat feud. I'm not happy that a potentially fatal botch occurred, but I think that TNA is making a best case scenario out of the aftermath.
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