With the Money in the Bank event edging closer the last thing the WWE would have wanted is another injury worry; this time Bad News Barrett could be set to miss the event.
The Intercontinental Champion was reportedly injured at the Tuesday tapings of Friday Night SmackDown where he went one on one against Dean Ambrose. That was until Jack Swagger decided to come down to the ring and attack both men and throwing Barrett shoulder first into the barricade.
Wrestlingnews.com have reported that they spoke to a WWE source backstage after the incident and have confirmed that the injury Bad News Barrett sustained is in fact legitimate, even though several fans in attendance questioned whether Barrett was just selling the injury, but the sources have confirmed that the injury is legitimate and the Intercontinental Champion is a doubt for the Money in the Bank event this Sunday.
After Swagger threw Barrett into the barricade, he was heard yelling ‘f**k’ several times and was in clear pain before he was tended to, this is definitely bad news for Barrett as he suffered an almost identical injury back in 2012 and he missed valuable in-ring time. This will be a lot worse especially in such a big match at Money in the Bank.
WWE.com have now also confirmed the injury with WWE doctor Chris Amann stating that Barrett sustained a right shoulder injury when he was thrown into the barricade by Jack Swagger.
He went on to say that after Barrett felt an immediate pain and pop, they brought him back to the training room and the exam results showed that he has separated his right shoulder.
Barrett will be undergoing additional tests in the next few days before sitting down with him and discussing what options are available to him regarding treatment of his injury.
He has recently been in the news, most notable in The Washington Post regarding his comments on Monday Night Raw about his scripted ‘racist, constantly losing NFL team’ line; giving him further exposure.
Fans will be disappointed about the news, just when the WWE decided to give us fans what we wanted and finally push Bad News Barrett.
It remains to be seen what the WWE will decide to do now, with the Money in the Bank event only a matter of days away it looks likely Barrett will not be competing. There could be another replacement on the cards such as The Miz, which has been speculated online. Or perhaps the WWE will decide to keep the match as it is with one less participant.
Depending on his injury it will be interesting to see what the WWE decide to do with the Intercontinental Championship.
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