Alberto Del Rio injured
February 2, 2015
Despite only having started with the company recently, Alberto Del Rio has suffered his first injury scare with ROH. He hit his head pretty badly while selling a spot on the rail. The former world heavyweight champion was bleeding from the top of his head, his nose and his mouth. There were some concerns from Ring of Honor officials that he might have suffered a concussion, but he reportedly has cleared those tests and will eventually be fine.
Bret Hart repairs hand
For more than two decades now, Bret Hart has been dealing with the pain of a hand injury. It had gotten to the point recently where there was a big lump near his wrist and it made it really difficult for the former world heavyweight champion to bend his wrist. Hart had enough of the injury so he opted to have surgery to repair the damage. The WWE legend should have a full recovery soon.
Cesaro injures shoulder
As some of you may already know by now, Antonio Cesaro has suffered some sort of shoulder injury and will more than likely need surgery to repair it. Reports have surfaced that the injury might have been aggravated during his WWE Heavyweight Championship tournament match against Roman Reigns on Monday Night Raw. Cesaro is said to be needing approximately six months in rehabilitation.
Goldust at Survivor Series
In case you did not watch the Survivor Series kickoff show, Goldust made his return to WWE after spending months on the sidelines with an injury. He was one of the ten mystery contestants in the elimination tag team match. The veteran performer teamed with Adrian Neville, Titus and the Dudley Boyz. The focal point of the match was his feud with Stardust that never really ended.
Cesaro needs surgery
The chance of Antonio Cesaro gaining further momentum appear to be out the window now. Reports have surfaced that he has been working with a shoulder injury over the past couple of weeks. He kept working because he did not want to lose his spot on the ladder. Cesaro is said to be needing surgery in the near future to prevent the injury from becoming a long term issue.
WWE not concerned about Rollins
Reports have surfaced that WWE officials were not panicking when Seth Rollins went down with a torn ACL injury. Though they view him as an important piece of the product, losing Rollins is not on the same level as losing The Rock or Steve Austin to an injury. Plus, the front office already had made plans for Roman Reigns to take over the top spot at the Survivor Series anyways.
Lana back to training
A post on Twitter where Lana reveals that she is back at the performance center to do her first day of training since suffering the wrist injury.
Vince Russo on Kalisto
A post on Twitter where Vince Russo talks about having Kalisto in a world heavyweight championship tournament match against Alberto Del Rio.
Nick Bockwinkel football career
Here is an interesting bit of trivia on Nick Bockwinkel. Like a lot of professional wrestlers, he initially was hoping to become a professional football player. Unfortunately for the former AWA star, his gridiron dreams were ended when a severe knee injury forced the University of Oklahoma to take away his scholarship. Bockwinkel decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional wrestler.
Mysterio on Del Rio
If you are one of the many fans who are hoping to see Rey Mysterio back with WWE, there is some potentially good news. During a recent interview, he stated that he was fine with Alberto Del Rio returning to the promotion. Mysterio knows that time is a factor for professional wrestlers, so everyone needs to make their money while they can. He also did not rule out his own return some day.
Seth Rollins surgery video
A post on YouTube where Seth Rollins goes in for surgery to fix his ACL injury.
Seth Rollins missing Wrestlemania
While his knee surgery was a success, WWE is still expecting Seth Rollins to miss out on Wrestlemania. That means that they need to find a new opponent for Triple H to work with. The two of them were originally scheduled for a match, with Rollins doing a baby face turn at some point in time. Plans were in place for him to break away from the Authority after dropping the belt to Roman Reigns. The injury changed everything.
John Cena returning early
As soon as Seth Rollins went down with an ACL injury, the belief was that WWE would be contacting John Cena to see an early return would be possible. To their credit, management has not done that. Instead, they are opting to respect his wish for time off to focus on other projects and heal up from his various injuries in the ring. No exact time frame has been announced, but he should be back before the Royal Rumble.
Del Rio not dropping title
Since WWE will not allow Alberto Del Rio to return to Mexico to drop the Mega Championship, AAA officials have decided to simply strip him of the belt and do a tournament to crown a new champion. The former world heavyweight championship really wanted to do the right thing and honor tradition, but his contract would not allow it. AAA does not have any backstage heat towards Del Rio because they understand the situation.
WWE final four
As of now, WWE is planning on filling their world heavyweight championship tournament with performers who really do not stand a chance of advancing. The final four will more than likely be Roman Reigns, Alberto Del Rio, Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens. Management may be leaning towards doing a match between Ambrose and Reigns since they have been building up their on screen friendship for several months now.
Reigns winning belt at Survivor Series
Prior to Seth Rollins being sidelined with a devastating ACL injury, WWE had plans for Roman Reigns to finally win the world heavyweight championship at Survivor Series. Those plans, however, may now be in jeopardy because of the tournament. Management knows that they need to boost a heel into the top position to replace Rollins for the next nine months.
Alberto Del Rio salary dispute
There is a bit of a dispute online right now about the actual salary that WWE is paying Alberto Del Rio. One source has him being paid approximately $1.5 million, while another conflicting source states that it is much less than that. Konnan decided to chime in since he knows Del Rio personally. The former WCW star stated that Del Rio would not be back with World Wrestling Entertainment if he wasn't making a ton of money.
Seth Rollins rushing back
When Seth Rollins went down with an ACL injury, there was a feeling that he would rush back from rehabilitation so that he can regain his spot. After all, that has been something that performers have done over the years because that top spot pays really well. During an interview, Kurt Angle stated that he does not believe Rollins will be doing that because WWE has changed over the years.
Alberto Del Rio to WWC
While WWE will not allow Alberto Del Rio to make a return to AAA to drop his championship, they have no problems with him heading down to Puerto Rico to work a WWC event. He recently worked a story line with Ricardo Rodriguez, so the promoters wanted him to head back down there to finish that up. Management is allowing Del Rio to do that because they are on friendly terms with the promotion.
AJ Styles wrestling again
A back injury forced AJ Styles to the sidelines for several weeks, but the former world heavyweight champion has decided that now is the time to return to the ring. Styles worked a match for New Japan this week. He is expected to head back to the United States soon to work a pay per view for ROH. Styles had previously been forced to miss a couple of television taping with the company.
Alberto Del Rio offer from TNA
Before he made his return to WWE, Alberto Del Rio was in negotiations with TNA. Some further details have been revealed about the contract that the company offered the former world heavyweight champion. Del Rio was offered $300,000 a year, which is quite generous for a company that is rumored to be struggling. He also would have been allowed to work on the independent wrestling circuit and in Mexico.
Alberto Del Rio as kid
A post on Instagram where Alberto Del Rio shows us a photo of himself when he was just four years old.
Randy Orton injury return
At a time when WWE needs as many top level stars around as possible, some bad news has been revealed about Randy Orton and his shoulder injury. Reports have surfaced that he could be out as long as six months after surgery. Orton could opt out of surgery, but that means that his shoulder has a higher chance of being dislocated every time he steps into the ring. Surgery enables him to return by Wrestlemania.
Seth Rollins injures knee
Some bad news for Seth Rollins. While working a live event in Dublin, the world heavyweight champion suffered an injury in the ring. It was later revealed to be a tweaked knee. Since a lot of fans in Europe have paid money to see the champion, the belief is that Rollins is going to simply tape it up and tough it out. WWE will more than likely change up the match to protect the injury.
Jack Swagger confronts Zeb Colter
A post on YouTube where Jack Swagger confronts Zeb Colter for his new alliance with Alberto Del Rio.
Nikki Bella off Europe tour
Since she is dealing with a neck injury, Nikki Bella has been pulled from the upcoming tour of Europe that WWE is doing this week. While she is staying in the United States to rehab, Alicia Fox will replace her and team up with Brie Bella for these particular set of live events. Management generally brings a lot more of the divas when they go overseas, so the lost of Nikki should not affect business too much.