This happened long enough ago that if he'd died or been *really* hurt it would've shown up somewhere... I'd imagine it was just a somewhat messy flesh wound, although I bet he had a lot of fun getting the shard out.
Can't even muster up a tiny bit of sympathy for the guy, really. You just don't DO that with a sword, even a good one. Hopefully they won't let him sell guns any time soon.
Kansas-born and deeply ashamed The last living La Parka Marka
"They that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
Fortunately (I suppose for him), it just bounced off of his chest. If that would've gone in his arm, it would've been about 10 times as bad. (If it had been real, it might've killed him - those things are SHARP.)
I've got to think he was just embarassed - and bleeding, but embarassment had to be part of it. I do give him kudos for keeping the same kind of tone of voice that he had before after he got hit, though. (How he avoided profanity after that is beyond me...)
As someone who for many years watched the usually very drunken addicts of Shawn Leflar (guy who breaks the sword) and Tom O' Dell (the other guy) I can tell you he kept his tone of voice because they used to wound themselves CONSTANTLY. Every third show one of them seemingly would do something and wander back on set like 10 minutes later with something taped or gauzed up. The Knife Guys were great fun when drunk off my ass on a Friday night/Sat. morning. Hell, they were fun sober, and it always saddened me that TNA went for Don West instead of those two.
Toil not to gain wealth, cease to be concerned about it. Proverbs 23:4
Dear CRZ, I have been a faithful reader of your rants since about '96ish. I've watched you transform from wrestling-reporting bachelor to message board-hosting married guy. Seven, eight years it's been?