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Medical Update On Blackzilla

Fans in attendance at PWR: Path of Gold 2017 last February 26 may have been stunned by the anti-climactic ending to the much-anticipated special attraction match between former NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Champion "Beautiful" Billy Suede and the hulking Blackzilla.

We can now confirm via official PWR sources that the initial diagnosis of a pulled groin was in fact what hampered the mobility of the masked man-beast, forcing the two seasoned professionals to improvise a quicker ending to the match than what was originally planned.

Fan footage from ringside suggests that the injury occurred in the opening minute of the match, with Blackzilla landing awkwardly on a pair of Steamboat-esque armdrags by Suede.

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Groin pulls are a common injury among athletes who engage in intense running and jumping with plenty of lateral movement or changes in directions. In fact, 1 in 10 injuries among professional hockey players are composed of this painful but frequently easily-addressed injury.

Thankfully, the professional diagnosis on Blackzilla was pretty good, with no severe tissue damage. Word is he should be fully recovered in a month's time.

From all of us here at the Smark Henry offices, we wish Blackzilla a speedy recovery from his unfortunate injury, and hope he gets the chance to redeem himself in a PWR ring again in the near future.

Video footage courtesy of Ryan Songalia


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