Current AEW Star and pro wrestling legend Matt Hardy recently took to an episode of his “Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, where he talked about topics such as how Joey Mercury crashed his face onto a ladder in a 4-Way Tag Team Ladder Match at the 2006 Armageddon Event and how he ended up smashing his nose and orbital bone, which would lead to Mercury bleeding profusely.
Matt Hardy said:
“Yes, he just didn’t put up his hands. I mean, it’s one of those things, it’s a very dangerous spot as it is. Jeff jumps, but like, you have to have your hands up to block that ladder. Because the ladder, I mean, if it hits your arms, it’s gonna bruise it and cut it or whatever, but like, it’s your arms. His face was down there, and it ended up catching him right in the face. So you can’t go down there and just have a wide open face, you know, with that ladder flying up, especially if it has a lot of velocity. And if it’s coming up fast.”