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By Mike Johnson on 2022-03-18 10:03:00

Former ECW and Impact Wrestling star Pat "Simon Diamond" Kenney, who serves as The National Wrestling Alliance's Director of Talent Relations, was hospitalized this past Friday in New Jersey after suffering what Kenney described as a "mild stroke."

Kenney, 53 years old, is currently dealing with impaired vision and will have a long recovery period ahead.  He was released from the hospital on Wednesday.

Kenney will obviously not be at this weekend's NWA Crockett Cup PPV events.  We are told Kyle Davis will be heading up those events.

Kenney was originally trained by legendary ECWA promoter Jim Kettner and debuted in the 1990s as Lance Diamond.  He was brought into the original ECW in 1998, where he was rechristened Simon Diamond (The Simon was taken from Dean Malenko's real last name) and teamed regularly with Johnny Swinger and CW Anderson.  

Diamond remained with the company until it shuttered operations in early 2001.  Kenney was brought into Impact Wrestling (at the time, TNA) in 2003, where he wrestled as Simon Diamond and then under his real name, Pat Kenney.  During his time with the company, Kenney transitioned into working behind the scenes as a producer and did commentary.

Kenney last wrestled at the 2010 TNA Hardcore Justice PPV, teaming with Swinger and Kid Kash, losing to The FBI, Tracy Smothers & Tony Mamaluke & Little Guido. sends our best wishes to Kenney and his family as he recovers.

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