I don't know...sounds very much like the results of a lot of "Flair chops"...but did they know he was 17? Did he sign any waivers? If not, they could have some legal trouble, whether he willingly participated or not.
Austin Aries weighs on in the incident in his commentary:
***A lot of people have asked me about the alleged "chop" incident at the Brew City Wrestling show, which made the news last week. First let me make it clear that this incident did not take place under my direction or supervision. The two hour wrestling clinic I ran that afternoon was well over at the time this alleged incident took place. I did, however, witness this so-called "initiation". Let me state that contrary to the reports and contrary to what this kids mother is saying, at no time was this kid forced to participate, or held against his will. In fact he was asked at least twice if he was sure he wanted to go through with his "chop initiation" and told if he didn't want to do it he didn't have to. He was also the third in line to receive the chops so he had a good idea what to expect going in. Now anybody who has actually been chopped before knows it stings, it's painful, it will take your breath away and it will leave a good hand print. That being said, a chop is not a strike that will physically injure somebody to the point of being taken to the hospital. I think this was simply a case of mommy overreacting and freaking out at her kid when she saw his chest, and him trying to turn and blame it on the wrestlers to save is own ass from mommas wrath. Score one more for "Wrestling is NOT FAKE".***
HA! On my first day of training I took over 20 chops and my chest was bleeding, it's part of training and it proves who really wants to do it. I was the only person who kept training after that, one guy quit after about two chops. they do hurt!
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Originally posted by mercerHA! On my first day of training I took over 20 chops and my chest was bleeding, it's part of training and it proves who really wants to do it. I was the only person who kept training after that, one guy quit after about two chops. they do hurt!
You better believe it brother. I said it once in another thread this week but chops are the "bread and butter" of professional wrestling. They can be done lightly if it's against bare skin to just make the sound but those stiff one are the ones that really make people cringe in there seats. I remember those...dreaded them but in the same passion wanted them. I guess you could compare it to the Mick Foley passion.
And not coincidentally burying everything of WCW/ECW origin in the process. 'Taker has shown several times-- recently in the post-Seattle show 'Takerooni ribbing-- that he does, indeed, have a flair for comedy. Wait, I'm sorry: