Sami Callihan striking Eddie Edwards with a bat draws scorn from an NXT wrestler and Jim Cornette

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

The closing moments of Thursday’s Impact Wrestling television show featured footage of Sami Callihan accidentally striking Eddie Edwards with a baseball bat. The idea was for Callihan to hit a chair that was placed on top of Edwards, but the bat grazed the seat of the chair before striking Edwards in the eye. Edwards was rushed to a nearby hospital and was fortunate to avoid vision loss.

The incident drew the scorn of Jim Cornette, who accused Callihan of being shoddy and carless. Callihan responded by writing, “This hurts Jimmy…. I’ll just keep watching my bank account go up.” NXT wrestler Kassius Ohno responded to Callihan by tweeting: “Really? Really? There is ZERO correlation between how much money you make & what happened in that ring. You should be embarrassed. ASHAMED.”

Powell’s POV: Callihan issued a video stating that he’s not sorry. The video was run by TMZ and you can check it out below. TMZ previously ran a story in which they reported that Callihan “felt terrible about the accident and was very emotional” about it backstage when the incident occurred back in January. I think it’s safe to assume that Callihan felt horrible at the time and is simply acting remorseless to draw heat. Say what you will about the actual incident, but if Edwards is fine with Callihan attempting to garner heat then I’m all for it. It seems like both men are wisely trying to turn a negative into a positive. What good would come from Callihan dropping out of character and expressing his remorse publicly at this point?

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