Nick Jackson suffered a painful injury during The Elite’s Best of Seven Series against Death Triangle for the AEW Trios Championships.
The series came to an end this week on AEW Dynamite when Kenny Omega grabbed the championships from atop the ladder in match seven o the series, which concluded in a escalara de la muerte (ladder match). Despite going 3-1 up in the series, Death Triangle let the lead slip and lost the belts by losing 4-3 overall.
The Elite became the first ever two-time Trios Champions in AEW. The trio won the inaugural belts at AEW All Out 2022, but were soon stripped of the championships and suspended after an altercation with CM Punk backstage turned the whole state of AEW into a mess. While they were eventually reinstated without any consequence, the titles had already been won by PAC, Penta and Fenix, prompting a feud between the 6 men that would lead to some of the most legendary matches in AEW history.
The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) returned to wrestling at Full Gear 2022, losing to Death Triangle in the first match of the best of seven series. While they came back to win the belts and make history, Nick Jackson suffered an injury during one of the earlier matches and could face some time away from the ring.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that Nick Jackson (the younger of the Young Bucks) had suffered a broken toe during one of the seven matches the two teams had together. While it was not revealed which match that was, he did report it to be an “earlier match”, indicating that the excellent matches between the two teams came despite Jackson suffering with a painful toe injury.
He also reported that Nick Jackson “was hurting just walking for the last month plus and still doing all the stuff he did in those matches. It is healing up to where he can walk without that much discomfort.”. This would indicate that he wouldn’t miss any time in the ring and should be fit to defend the AEW Trios Championship going forward, rather than being forced to vacate the belts like their first reign.