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.
Davey Richards getting pushed
Since his tag team partner Eddie Edwards is on the shelf, Davey Richards believed that he had nothing to do in TNA. However, management has assured him that he will be pushed as a singles performer while his partner recovers from an injury. Richards is going to be utilized in the X division, where he will be challenging for the championship very soon. This is essentially an audition to see if he can be pushed as a top level star in the future.
Santino Marella fixing neck
A photo on Instagram of Santino Marella doing something kind of odd to fix his neck injury.
John Cena working with fever
In yet another sign of how much of a company guy that he is, John Cena revealed that he has been working this past week with a fever. That has not prevented him from working matches for WWE and working out hard at the gym. The feeling is that he will not take time away from the road unless he is suffering from a major injury. Cena worked the tour of Europe despite receiving a pretty serious eye injury during a match with Cody Rhodes.
Jey Uso rehabbing
A photo on Instagram of WWE star Jey Uso rehabbing his injury and hoping to come back to work before the year ends.
Daniel Bryan medical condition
Earlier in the week, it was reported that Daniel Bryan had actually suffered a concussion. That is in addition to his neck not holding up properly. WWE, however, is denying the rumors. They stated that the former world heavyweight champion did not suffer a concussion. They are not denying that some sort of injury was suffered, though. The company simply is opting to keep that a secret, in the hopes that they can downplay the seriousness of it all.
Daniel Bryan suffers concussion
Reports have now surfaced that Daniel Bryan was sent home because he suffered a concussion while working a match against Sheamus on an episode of Smackdown during the tour of Europe. WWE officials were not completely aware of the injury, so they allowed him to keep working shows. Upon finding out, they decided to send him back to the United States early, which is a good thing because his neck has not been at 100% yet.
Lilian Garcia injures knee
When it was initially reported that Lilian Garcia had suffered a knee injury, there were not a lot of details available. All we knew was that she needed surgery and was going to be taking a break from WWE for rehabilitation. The longtime announcer has now revealed that she was injured while packing her bags during an overseas tour last November. She tore her meniscus while standing up. Lilian also revealed that she will be back by June.
Mojo Rowley returns to NXT
On Thursday night, NXT made their debut at Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center in Gainesville, Florida. The packed house was treated to a little surprise return. Mojo Rowley has finally come back from his injury. He was out for several months. The belief is that he will receive a nice push in developmental because the big wigs in WWE still believe that he has potential to some day be the top star on the main roster.
Tamina back with WWE
When WWE started the first part of their tour of Europe, Tamina Snuka was nowhere to be found. That led to speculations that she was not quite ready to make a return from injury just yet. Tamina appears to be just fine, as she showed up for the second half of the tour. She has been working live events and should be back on television shortly afterwards. No word yet on why she was absent during the beginning half of the tour.
Del Rio and Mysterio to Qatar
A photo on Instagram of former WWE stars Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio on a plane heading to Qatar together.
Lilian Garcia as Batgirl
A photo on Instagram of longtime WWE announcer Lilian Garcia dressed up as Batgirl after having surgery to repair her torn meniscus injury.
Lilian Garcia injured
Get used to not seeing Lilian Garcia around WWE as much. The longtime announcer has revealed that she suffered a torn meniscus and will require a good amount of time away from the road for rehabilitation. She did not reveal how she received the injury, so there is no telling at the moment if it happened while she was on the job. Management has been preparing her replacements for quite some time now with JoJo and Brandi Rhodes.
Lucha Underground ending
On April 19, Lucha Underground is taping a very special two hour episode. It will bring closure to all of their current story lines, and there should be plenty of surprises that evening. The general feeling right now is that this could be the very final episode that the promotion runs. They have lost millions of dollars over the past year. If Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio are not able to sell the network on another season, then this is the end of the road.
Rousey vs Stephanie
When Ronda Rousey showed up at Summerslam, WWE knew that they wanted to put her in a match against Stephanie McMahon, as that would be one of the biggest draws for the company. However, Dana White is unlikely to allow a top level UFC draw to risk injury inside of a wrestling ring. That means that we will more than likely see Triple H and The Rock working a match where the two ladies would be in their respective corners.
Lucha Underground loses money
There are rumors floating around right now that Lucha Underground has lost nearly $20 million thus far. That number is a bit exaggerated. While the promotion will not reveal the number, they are not denying that money was lost this year. Some major changes are being planned in the hopes of being able to continue as a business. Their best bet is if Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio can draw in more of the mainstream fans.
Tamina Snuka backstage
Earlier in the day, Tamina Snuka was spotted in Austin, the site of Monday Night Raw. She is scheduled to be backstage, which means that her return to television might take place tonight. For those that are not aware, she has been sidelined for much of the past year because of a torn ACL injury. No word yet on how WWE is planning to utilize her, but there is a chance she might be held out because Nikki Bella is working with Naomi at the moment.
Michael Cole injury
On Monday Night Raw, we saw Brock Lesnar demolishing Michael Cole with his F5 finishing move. In the story line, WWE is stating that the commentator suffered a broken neck. That has drawn some heat from others in the industry. Many are pointing out that Perro Aguayo recently died because of a similar injury. They feel that it was a bit insensitive of the creative department to do something like that so soon.
Bray Wyatt ankle
It looks like Bray Wyatt is tougher than your typical wrestler. Despite suffering a serious ankle injury on Sunday afternoon, he still managed to put on a pretty good match with the Undertaker. WWE wanted him to take some time off, so he was removed from the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. However, the third generation star has decided to step back into the ring. He worked the dark match main event at the Smackdown taping yesterday.
Michael Cole injured
To further sell the kayfabe injury suffered by Michael Cole at the hands of Brock Lesnar during Monday Night Raw, WWE has decided to keep the announcer off of the commentating table for the next episode of Smackdown. The on air explanation is that he needs surgery. Tom Phillips is replacing him and will join Jerry Lawler and Byron Saxton at the booth. No confirmation yet, but the belief is that Cole will be back for Monday Night Raw.
Bray Wyatt injured
Since he is coming off of a huge match with Undertaker at Wrestlemania, many were under the assumption that Bray Wyatt was going to be featured prominently on Monday Night Raw as a way to capitalize on the momentum. However, WWE opted to keep him off television instead. His injury is the biggest reason for that, as management does not want to jeopardize his future. Wyatt may be kept out until after Extreme Rules.
Kevin Nash torn quad
For more than a decade now, the internet wrestling community has repeated the same tired joke about Kevin Nash tearing his quad whenever his name is mentioned. So, to mock those particular fans, the WWE hall of fame performer decided to trick them last night. After taking a spear outside the ring from Billy Gunn, Nash immediately grabbed his thighs, feigning an injury. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he is just fine.
Cena vs Rusev at Wrestlemania
In the fifth match at Wrestlemania, John Cena successfully defeated Rusev and captured the United States Heavyweight Championship. He did so by shoving his opponent into Lana, who was knocked down from the apron. As Cena celebrated in the ring, the Russian sympathizer berated his blonde bombshell without showing any signs of concerns about her ankle injury before abandoning her at ringside. She was helped by the referee.
Santino Marella reality show
Since his injury is taking longer to heal than initially expected, there is a chance that Santino Marella might never be able to make his in ring return to WWE. Fortunately, though, he planned ahead. Marella has a couple of outside business interest, including a reality television show that is being worked on. His wrestling and MMA school is slated to be the premise of the series. The Fight Network will be the ones to air the unnamed show.
The speculations have been floating around for the past several weeks, but it is sounding more and more likely that Goldberg is going to be involved in a professional kickboxing match sometimes this year. He stated that he has been training since September and that GLORY Kickboxing has already expressed interest. This is the same promotion that tried to arrange for him to do an exhibition fight with Alberto Del Rio, who suffered an injury.
While Eddie Edwards was working vigorously to be able to return from an injury in time for the next taping of Impact Wrestling, TNA opted instead to strip he and Davey Richards of the world tag team championship. The reason for doing that is because the front office does not want to risk either one of them being hurt again. The company views the Wolves as two of their key players in the division, so they want to ensure they stick around.