Source: The Steve Austin Show
Recently on The Steve Austin Show, WWE Hall Of Famer 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin talked about the concussion sustained by Enzo Amore at WWE Payback during his tag team match with Big Cass against The Vaudevillains for the number one contendership to The New Day's WWE Tag Team Championship.
"My thoughts on that are, Gotch, when you're throwing a man through the ropes at that short of a distance, you back off the horsepower. You threw him in with way too much force. I know it was unintentional [and] I know you were excited, but when you're that close, you've got to slow the horsepower down, and, basically, you just kind of guide him. Give him a little bit of momentum, but you threw him so hard, so close, he couldn't control anything that resulted in that wicked bump. And, one more mistake: you went and picked him up by his head when he was really in a bad position [and he] looked bad. You've got to be able to sense that. So, two messages. Don't use that much horsepower that close to the [ropes]. It's dangerous. And don't pick a man up by his head if you have an inkling that something went wrong."
Austin, who called Gotch a solid technician during the podcast, stated that he was not trying to be hard on Gotch through his comments.
"I'm not coming down on Gotch and I think the excitement got a hold of him, but, man, [it was] a really scary bump." Austin added, "Gotch, check on a man before you grab someone by the head if you suspect anything. And that's just words of wisdom. I'm not eating your ass out. I'm just saying, 'hey, ease up on the horsepower'."
Finally, Austin indicated that he spoke with Amore after Sunday's incident and confirmed that Amore has indeed suffered a concussion.
"I put a call in to Enzo after the match, just to check on him. He does have a concussion. We had a little conversation. He was all there. And they were riding down the road, booking the territory. So, Enzo, get well soon. I'm thinking about you. I like both tag teams. I've really taken a liking to Enzo & Big Cass. I think those guys have a lot of potential and we'll see what happens with them."
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