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.
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.
Wade Barrett wins KOTR
In a sign that WWE is going to push him, Wade Barrett was given the King of the Ring victory over Adrian Neville tonight. Plans must have been changed backstage recently because he was initially booked to put over Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules a week ago. The absence of Bryan itself may have led to the change in decisions. The front office also did a good job of protecting Neville in the match by making it seem like he had a rib injury.
Jeff Hardy breaks leg
The tag team division in TNA has faced some bad luck as of late. First, the Wolves were forced to drop the championship when Eddie Edwards suffered an injury that was going to keep him on the sidelines for six months. The new champions crowned were the massively popular Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy. Now, they are going to have to find new titleholders because Jeff has suffered a broken leg during a dirt bike accident.
WWE removing Daniel Bryan
While fans waited until the day of the pay per view to find out, WWE had actually made the decision to remove Daniel Bryan from Extreme Rules on Friday. The belief is that management opted against revealing that immediately because they wanted interest on the show to remain as high as possible. Many were looking forward to seeing Bryan work the event because that would mean that his injury was not as severe as initially believed.
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.