The WWE were dealt a cruel blow on Monday night when, on Raw out of Montreal, they attempted to give one of their rising stars his big break only to see him come out of the main roster debut with an injury.
NXT star Sami Zayn made his bow against John Cena on the night but was forced to undergo an MRI scan in the aftermath of the fight with numerous onlookers claiming he picked up an injury going up against the legend.
New reports (and the video footage of the match) though suggest that, rather than an in-ring injury causing the setback, Zayn may have done damage to himself just moments before stepping through the ropes.
Bill Pritchard of Wrestlezone was one of the first to notice it and, after closer inspection of Zayn's ring entrance on Monday night, it looks like it may have been the over zealous way the wrestler made his primetime entrance that was ultimately his undoing.
Understandably hyped up about taking on Cena in front of a packed home audience Zayn can be seen violently throwing up his arms in an attempt to whim the crowd, and perhaps himself, into a frenzy.
Unfortunately it looks like the final swing of his arms may have been his downfall as you see Zayn visibly wince before grabbing his shoulder and attempt to stretch it out.
With the injury believed to be a dislocated shoulder this theory doesn't seem too far fetched.
The fact that Sami Zayn continued with the fight regardless and was involved in a typically high octane match despite having the injury from the outright should be met with praise from the WWE Universe.
Indeed, while Zayn might be ruled out for a few weeks in order to recover, his hard man status may has just been improved. The Canadian might want to work on his in-ring entrance moving forward though.
WWE fans: Did you catch the match? Just how good can Sami Zayn become? Let us know in the comments section below...
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