The WWE have had a horrible time with injuries over the past year or so, as evidenced by the stars on show at WrestleMania 32 last week.
John Cena couldn't wrestle because he's still rehabbing a shoulder injury that required surgery, Seth Rollins wasn't seen at all thanks to the ACL tear he suffered at the end of the year that still needs month to heal, and Randy Orton wasn't delivering RKO's to anyone thanks to shoulder issues keeping him out of action.
The last thing that the WWE needs right now is more injuries. However, that is exactly what happened last night as the WWE kicked off its big post-WrestleMania European tour with an injury to one of its biggest stars - Bray Wyatt!
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The WWE were in Italy last night with Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns facing off against each other for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in what was the main event of the evening. This is despite the fact that Reigns and Wyatt teamed up on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw and seemed to indicate that Wyatt would be turning face in the near future.
It doesn't matter how strange the booking decision was, though, what did matter is that in the early stages of the match, after backing Reigns into the corner, Wyatt somehow managed to slip and legitimately injure himself.
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'The New Face of Fear' fell to the ground in obvious pain clutching the back of his leg. Wyatt tried to get up and continue the match - the show must go on of course - but the referee called off the contest to prevent Wyatt from making the injury worse.
How do we know the injury is legitimate and not a work? Well, the WWE confirmed it on their website later that night in a statement.
"Bray Wyatt suffered a right calf injury on Wednesday, WWE.com has learned," the statement read. "The injury came during Wyatt's match on the first Live Event of WWE's European tour in Milan, Italy."
"Medics ran down and were tending to him but didn't spend a lot of time before helping him to the back," a fan in the crowd said.
"Reigns clearly looked lost and they went to an "All Against One" match to finish."
After the match, Reigns apologized to the crowd and said that he hoped that Wyatt wasn't hurt too bad and could wrestle tomorrow night so that Reigns could "whoop his ass."
We have to hope that Wyatt isn't hurt too badly and won't spend months on the sideline. It just started to look like he was headed for a main event push and this injury has come at the absolute worst possible time.