Earlier this week, Bray Wyatt wrestled against Roman Reigns during a live event in Milan, Italy on WWE's European tour. In the early stages of the match, Wyatt backed Reigns into one of the corners of the ring, only to then fall to the ground clutching his leg.
A while after he went down, the referee threw up the dreaded X symbol into the air with his arms, and the match was over. He had to be helped to the back by medics as he was unable to walk on his own. It appears The Wyatt Family member had slipped during his movement to the corner and injured his calf, and the WWE confirmed the injury later with a statement.
It's still a bit of an injury nightmare for the WWE right now, as the likes of Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, and John Cena are still out sidelined, so the company and their fans will be hoping Bray isn't out for too long. Recent news however has revealed he will be out for at least a week.
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According to NoDQ, the WWE's Italian announcement team revealed via Facebook in Italian that The New Face of Fear had been pulled from the rest of the company's European tour. This means he will not be main eventing against Reigns on several dates on the tour, nor will he be appearing on Monday Night Raw or at the SmackDown tapings on Monday and Tuesday night respectively.
NoDQ's report also states that once Wyatt arrives back in the United States, he will undergo a medical examination, which should reveal how long it will be before he is able to wrestle in the ring once more.
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The leader of The Wyatt Family had already been dealing with a back injury earlier this year, which kept him out of a match against Brock Lesnar at Roadblock, so the WWE Universe will be hoping he isn't out for too long so that he doesn't miss any more matches.
Recent booking of Bray Wyatt - with him pairing up with Reigns last Monday on Raw and most recently main eventing for the title against him at live events - indicated that the WWE were preparing him for a main event push for the first time. WWE fans will be praying this push doesn't come to a stop anytime soon, as he deserves it.
He and the rest of The Wyatt Family were rumored to be facing the League of Nations at Payback on May 1, and although that match is yet to be confirmed, those plans may now be scrapped following the injury to the family's leader.
We'll have to wait until Bray arrives back in the United States for a clear update as to how long he will be out for.
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