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.
Braun Strowman attacked by fan
After Monday Night Raw went off the air, Braun Strowman worked a dark match against Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns. During the match, Luke Harper suffered some sort of knee injury. However, the bigger news was the fact that Strowman was punched in the face by a fan. Security were quick to jump in and remove the fan from the arena. WWE has had several issues over the past years with fans attacking wrestlers.
Del Rio congratulates Galloway
A post on Twitter where Alberto Del Rio talks about what it means for Drew Galloway to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Davey Richards tears ACL
In a devastating blow to their tag team division, TNA will be without Davey Richards for at least six months. He suffered a torn ACL injury when the Wolves worked a match against James Storm and Bobby Roode. It was the match in London where Beer Money captured the tag team championship for the fifth time. No word yet on what management plans on doing with Eddie Edwards. He might be utilized as a singles star for the time being.
John Cena missing Wrestlemania 32
In a move that comes as no surprise, John Cena has confirmed that he will not be performing at Wrestlemania 32 this year due to an injury. Some in the company were hoping that he would have a miraculous recovery and a be a last minute addition because the card desperately needs drawing power. Unfortunately, Cena simply could not take that risk this time around. Expect the former WWE Heavyweight Champion to still be at the show, though.
Hayabusa passes away
Some very sad news to report from Japan. Wrestling legend Hayabusa has been found dead. Early reports are saying that he passed away from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The man known legally as Eiji Ezaki was just 47 years old. Ezaki had been bound to a wheelchair for more than a decade after suffering a horrific injury during a wrestling match. Some may remember Hayabusa from a series of matches that he did for ECW.
Great Khali severely injured
While working the main event of a show for his own promotion, the Great Khali was severely injured. The former world heavyweight champion suffered a head injury to his head that was serious enough that he needed to be stretchered out of the arena. While at the hospital, the former WWE star received several stitches in the intensive care unit. Doctors have fixed him up to the point where he is no longer in any serious threat of danger.
Chris Masters criticizes AAA
As some of you may already know, Chris Masters has worked matches for AAA over the past year. Recently, he was injured while doing a show with them. Masters was a bit upset, so he took to social media to reveal that the promotion didn't give him a penny to help with the injury. Knowing that it would completely sever his relationship with the company, Masters wisely took down the status update.
Alberto Del Rio putting over Kalisto
Twice now, Alberto Del Rio has proven that he is a team player by doing the right thing and using his former world heavyweight champion status to elevate Kalisto, a performer that WWE thinks can sell a lot of merchandise for them. Reports have surfaced that he might be doing it a third time at Fastlane by putting over the popular masked performer in a rematch for the United States Heavyweight Championship.
Alberto Del Rio discuss TNA deal
While doing an interview with WSVN TV, Alberto Del Rio was asked about his negotiations with TNA last year. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he had every intentions of signing with the company when he started talks with them. Del Rio simply stated that the deal was never finalized because the company was going through some financial hardships. When they finally got the money, Alberto was already negotiating with WWE.
Golden Truth tag team
In case you missed Monday Night Raw this week, Goldust approached R Truth backstage and asked him in his own creepy way to form a tag team. This is actually an idea that WWE has been discussing, as neither of the veteran performers have been doing anything on a consistent basis. Truth has been utilized for the occasional quick laugh, while Dustin Rhodes has been mostly an afterthought since returning from his long injury absence.
Christian still under WWE contract
For those of you that are wondering, Christian is still under contract with WWE. The former world heavyweight champion has been sidelined for quite some time because of injury concerns, and there is a very good chance that he will never wrestle against for World Wrestling Entertainment. The man legally known as Jay Reso is still making money from the company but not nearly as much as it would be if he were actually on tour.
Natalya reveals injury
A post on Instagram where WWE diva Natalya reveals the mystery injury that she suffered which almost forced her into early retirement.
Alberto Del Rio man cave
A post on Twitter where WWE star Alberto Del Rio shows off the cool item that he found to add to his man cave. It was found in a gas station of all places.
Paige has concussion
Since 2016 began, Paige has yet to work a match. It has now been revealed that WWE is keeping her out of the ring because they want to make sure that she is fully recovered from the concussion that she recently suffered. The popular diva has been telling fans that it is not a major injury but management really wants to make sure that performers are healthy enough before clearing them for a return.
Kalisto at Royal Rumble
While there have been rumors about him receiving a push from WWE, Kalisto might shockingly be wrestling for a singles title at the Royal Rumble later on this month. Management is considering having the masked performer challenge Alberto Del Rio for the United States Heavyweight Championship at the pay per view. This would be the highest profile match for Kalisto since being called up to the main roster.
Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 32
Since John Cena is out with an injury, WWE is lacking in star power for Wrestlemania. There are talks that Randy Orton might be convinced to try to come back early so that he can add his name to the big pay per view. Orton doesn't draw as much as Cena, but he is better than the majority of the other guys on the World Wrestling Entertainment roster. His presence will definitely be needed that weekend.
El Torito replacing Sin Cara
Since Sin Cara is out with a shoulder injury, WWE needed someone for Kalisto to team with during the live events. Management opted to go with El Torito in that role. The two of them worked matches against Los Matadores. The belief is that World Wrestling Entertainment basically went with the choice that would give the children in the audience something to pop for. This tandem is unlikely to be permanent.
Konnor back with WWE
While it wasn't a very well known thing, Konnor was on the sidelines with what is believed to be a jaw injury of some sort. The Ascensions member recently made his return to WWE and is back on the road again. The belief is that he should be back on Monday Night Raw soon. Management isn't interested in pushing the tandem, however, so he might not be back on television right away.
Sasha Banks not injured
Since she has not worked a televised match in a while, rumors started floating around that Sasha Banks had an undisclosed injury. The WWE diva decided to respond to those allegations personally. Through social media, Sasha bemoaned the existence of such rumors, which implies that she is healthy enough to work matches. No word yet on when Banks will be booked for another television match.
Jeff Hardy wrestles injured
There was an Impact Wrestling taping on Thursday night, and Jeff Hardy worked a match like he said he would. The former world heavyweight champion defeated Tyrus by disqualification. Hardy did botch a top rope spot, and he sold a leg injury as he walked to the back after the match. During a recent podcast interview, Hardy told fans that he was going to wrestle in January despite needing another surgery to repair his knee injury.
Kalisto being pushed
There is a silver lining to the shoulder injury suffered by Sin Cara. It has allowed WWE to give a small push to Kalisto. On Smackdown, the masked performer was given an upset victory over Alberto Del Rio. The move was done so that a title match can be set up between the two of them. In 2015, World Wrestling Entertainment gave him a little push when they had him in the tournament to crown a new world champion.
Mickie James working more
Since her husband, Brutus Magnus, has been sidelined with a serious injury, there are rumors that Mickie James could be working more dates on the independent wrestling circuit. Magnus is not going to be able to wrestle for several months. The belief is that Mickie might be more willing to sign a short term deal with WWE to work while her husband is recovering. No word yet on if the company has expressed interest.
Sin Cara injures shoulder
While working a match on Monday Night Raw, Sin Cara injured his shoulder while doing a spot outside the ring. Rather than abruptly ending the match, the masked performer decided to have it popped back into place. To his credit, he was able to finish the rest of the match. Cara received quite a bit of praise from those backstage in WWE for refusing to let a little injury derail him.
Sami Zayn return match
A post on YouTube where Sami Zayn makes his much anticipated return to an NXT ring after spending the better part of the year recovering from a shoulder injury.
Jeff Hardy wrestling hurt
Some people just enjoy taking risks. Jeff Hardy revealed to Ric Flair during his weekly podcast interview show that he was going to attempt to wrestle a match in January. He has been out of action since May because of a leg injury he suffered while doing stunts on a dirt bike. Hardy is taking a great risk here because doctors have already informed him that he needs another surgery to repair the damage.