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.
Yoshi Tatsu at Hooters
A post on Instagram where Yoshi Tatsu reveals that he is visiting the very first Hooters restaurant in existence. For those that are not aware, Tatsu is currently still trying to recover from a serious neck injury that has kept him out of the ring for months now.
Erick Rowan torn biceps
Some really bad news for those of you that are hoping to see a Wyatt Family reunion this year. Any plans that have been discussed are now thrown out the window because Erick Rowan is now required to be out of action until at least the end of the year. He suffered a torn biceps injury during a live event earlier in the month.
Jimmy Uso commentating
When his brother went down with a serious injury, Jimmy Uso was faced with the prospect of not being used for the next several months. However, WWE has figured out something for him to do. He is filling in as a commentator on Smackdown now. Uso will more than likely be in that role throughout the summer.
Erick Rowan arm injury
At a live event in Saginaw over the weekend, Erick Rowan suffered some sort of arm injury, and it appears to be quite serious. However, the belief is that he is going to try to work through it because he knows that WWE moves people down the ladder when they are off the road. That is the reason why Rowan worked a live event the following night after being hurt.
Bret Hart blames Samoa Joe
Since management believed it to be a freak accident, there is no backstage heat on Samoa Joe for the neck injury that Tyson Kidd suffered. Bret Hart, however, has a different opinion. He stated that Joe is doing a finishing maneuver that is far too dangerous. Hart is also hoping that the Muscle Buster does not end up costing Kidd his career.
Yoshi Tatsu wrestling again
A post on Twitter where Yoshi Tatsu makes his return to the ring. He has been sidelined since November after suffering a serious neck injury during a New Japan match against AJ Styles. Right now, he is only taking simple bumps to see if his boy can handle the punishment.
Miz and Ziggler with Kevin Love
A post on Twitter where it appears that Miz and Dolph Ziggler aren't just regular spectators at the Cleveland Cavaliers game. They're also backstage and taking photos with Kevin Love, the all star forward that was forced to sit out the NBA Finals because of an injury.
Antonio Cesaro going solo
If reports about Tyson Kidd needing to take a year off to recover from a spinal chord injury are true, then Antonio Cesaro will definitely be moved back to the singles division by WWE. There is no way that the company would have him sitting on the sidelines for that long. He is far too talented to be given the Jimmy Uso treatment.
Tyson Kidd out for a year
While no official statement has been released in regards to how long he is going to be gone, the belief is that Tyson Kidd might need to miss more than a year of action from WWE. It looking more and more likely that he is going to require surgery to repair the spinal chord injury that he suffered last week.
Jeff Hardy returning to TNA
A post on Twitter where Dixie Carter reveals when Jeff Hardy is going to be making his return to TNA after suffering a serious injury during a dirt bike accident. The former world heavyweight champion is being heavily promoted for a live event that is being held in Pennsylvania.
John Cena busted nose
Over the weekend, John Cena worked a live event in Louisiana. While delivering the Attitude Adjustment to Wade Barrett, his nose ended up being busted. The United States Heavyweight Champion grabbed a towel immediately after the match. He then got on the microphone to let the fans know about his injury. Despite the damage done to his face, the belief is that Cena will still be more than willing to work Money in the Bank.
Natalya thanks fans
A post on Twitter where Natalya thanks the fans for reaching out to Tyson Kidd after he suffered what appears to be a spinal cord injury during a match with Samoa Joe.
Daniel Bryan injury update
Since the injury that Daniel Bryan is suffering from is considered a pretty serious thing, WWE is taking a very patient approach to the situation. Management is simply waiting to see how his body heals and if he is comfortable enough to make a return to the ring. The front office still believes that Bryan is a valuable asset because of his massive popularity. However, they do not want to run the risk of causing him to further harm himself.
Tyson Kidd spinal injury
Some further details have been revealed about the Tyson Kidd incident, and they do not sound good. Apparently, the former world tag team champion suffered some sort of spinal injury during his match with Samoa Joe. He was sent to the hospital and may have had surgery. Reports have surfaced that Kidd is expected to be out of action for several months, which means that Antonio Cesaro might be utilized as a singles performer again.
Sami Zayn out of action
It looks like Samoa Joe is coming into NXT at just the right time. Already, the promotion has lost Hideo Itami for several months because of a shoulder injury. Many were waiting to hear how long Sami Zayn was going to be on the sidelines as well. Reports have now surfaced that the former heavyweight champion will undergo surgery. The amount of time has yet to be revealed, but he will be off of television for at least the next month.
Alberto Del Rio and Karen Jarrett
A photo on Instagram of Alberto Del Rio hanging out with Karen Jarrett down in Mexico during a big wrestling event. The belief is that her husband Jeff Jarrett will try to woo Del Rio to GFW.
GFW mentions Rey Mysterio
A post on Twitter where GFW mentions Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio and the original Sin Cara, all of whom are big stars in Mexico and would provide Global Force Wrestling with a larger fan base.
Alberto Del Rio rejects UFC
Back when he was a free agent, Alberto Del Rio was fielding offers from several companies. One of those companies was UFC. The promotion really wanted the former world heavyweight champion to come in and do a couple of fights. However, Del Rio was forced to reject their offer because the two sides could not come to terms on money. He stated that he was doing so well in professional wrestling that it would be a pay cut to jump to MMA.
Finn Balor attacked
A video on YouTube that shows Hideo Itami being attacked in the parking lot, which actually means that he is being written off of television to recover from a shoulder injury.
Hideo Itami not wrestling
Later on in July, WWE is planning on doing a quick tour of Japan, and they were hoping to bring along Hideo Itami for a couple of crowd pleasing matches. Unfortunately, though, a shoulder injury is going to rob everyone of the chance to see that happening. However, management is still going to be bringing Itami along for the ride, as they feel that a special guest appearance is better than nothing. He has been heavily involved in promoting the shows.
Ryback Frog Splash at Payback
A video on YouTube of the Frog Splash that Ryback did during his match against Bray Wyatt at Payback. The move is even more impressive now that we know that he had suffered a rib injury that night.
Matt Hardy taking time off
Later on this summer, TNA will have neither of the Hardys on Impact Wrestling. As many of you already now, Jeff Hardy is sidelined by an injury suffered during a dirt bike accident. His older brother Matt Hardy is going to be taking some time off as well. His reason, though, is because he wants to stay home and look after his pregnant wife. Reby Sky revealed the decision on social media and should be giving birth very soon.
Hardys vacate titles
As expected, Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy were forced to vacate the tag team championship because the former has been left on his own as the latter is going to need several months to recover from a dirt bike injury. TNA has decided to have Bobby Roode and Austin Aries join the fray. The two of them will be facing Davey Richards and the returning Eddie Edwards in a best of five series to determine which team will hold the belts.
Hideo Itami out of action
Thanks to some untimely injuries, NXT is going to be taking a hit at the top of their roster. Hideo Itami is the latest person to be placed on the injured reserve list. He sustained a shoulder injury, and the initial prognosis is that he will be required to miss at least 6 to 8 months of action in order to proper rehabilitate the damaged body part. Itami was in the midst of a push, and he was scheduled to be promoted to the main roster in the near future.
Jeff Hardy undergoes surgery
Considering how bad the injury is, Jeff Hardy underwent surgery today to repair a broken leg that was caused by a dirt bike accident. The situation has caused a bit of a headache for the creative department in TNA. He was one half of the tag team champions, so the stories will need to be modified. A decision has to be made on what to do with those championship belts. The belief is that Matt Hardy will be forced to vacate them.