ROH News: B.J. Whitmer suffers a potentially serious injury

Aug 3, 2013 - 08:01 PM

B.J. Whitmer appeared to suffer a serious injury during a match against Michael Bennett at the Ring of Honor event in Toronto. Dot Net reader Justin Tetreault reports: "BJ Whitmer just got taken out on a stretcher after taking a piledriver on the edge of the ring. They abruptly stopped the match and he got medical attention for a good 15 minutes. A few wrestlers (Brian Kendrick and Jay Lethal) came out looking really worried. It didn't look like a work to me. They shut all the cameras off and were scrambling around trying to find the best way to take the stretcher out. Then they made an announcement that he was going to get medical attention and they would update us."

Dot Net reader Mike Beauvais is also in attendance and passed along the following: "BJ Whitmer appears to have been seriously injured during a match with Michael Bennett. Bennett hit a piledriver on the apron. Backstage crew, wrestlers and medical professionals have attended to Whitmer and he's been stretchered out. Scary stuff." [Thanks also to Dot Net Member Kid Mojo for his help]

Powell's POV: Pro wrestling reporter Arda Ocal is at the event and noted on his Twitter page that security prevented fans from walking into the hallway as Whitmer was being treated. "B.J. Whitmer was conscious, wiggling his fingers, gave a thumbs up while stretchered out," Ocal wrote. Follow Arda at

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