The WWE has had a major problem when it comes to injuries on their main roster over the past year. Just by looking at the WrestleMania 32 card, you can tell they're in bad shape.
While Luke Harper and Neville have recently been sidelined, the true assessment of the company's injury problems can be analysed by viewing how many champions from WrestleMania 31 will be competing at this weekend's Showcase of The Immortals. The answer, zero.
During an interview with Fox Sports, Dean Ambrose was asked about how he keeps his body together while other WWE Superstars as of late have been getting injured.
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He said: “A lot of that just taking care of yourself and training properly. I keep myself flexible, I just compete at my normal body weight. I’m trying to carry around an extra 30 pounds, a lot of injury-prone musculature. I keep my body in its most prime, healthy state and also I’ve just been lucky.
“On the other hand, I’m also constantly hurt. I’ve been hurt for 10 years. It’s not like I’m not constantly dealing with a litany of injuries that I have myself. If it’s not one thing, it’s another thing but I’ve just been able to keep rolling. I’ve not had anything catastrophic happen to me.
"It’s a funny thing because it’s always like the crazy freak things. It’s not like ‘Oh he got hurt when he jumped off the top of the cage.’ It’s like ‘He got hurt stepping into the ring’ or ‘popped his shoulder out giving a high five’. It’s the little things you can’t plan for. It’s not anything that ever enters my mind.”
Ambrose will be having one of the biggest matches of his career this weekend when he takes on Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 32.
With this stipulation will come pain as No Holds Barred basically means anything goes. The Lunatic Fringe collected weapons in his red wagon this past week on Monday Night Raw, including Mick Foley's barbed wire baseball bat in order to limit the amount of pain which The Beast can inflict on him.
WWE fans will be hoping the former Shield member can come through this match relatively unscathed, as this could be a very big year for him. He's starting to emerge as the company's top babyface, which should ultimately be accompanied by a good championship push.
If Roman Reigns defeats Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania this weekend, and Ambrose gets through his match without injury, there is no reason why the company can't build up The Lunatic Fringe for a title match at this year's SummerSlam.
If you want to make this clash even more appealing, you could even insert the returning Seth Rollins into this clash - as he never lost the title when he was injured last November - and have The Shield triple threat match everyone has been dreaming of since they split.