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Finn Balor may need surgery after potential WWE SummerSlam injury

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Finn Balor marked his WWE pay-per-view debut in incredible fashion at SummerSlam by becoming the WWE's first ever Universal Champion.

Balor, donning full Demon King get up, won out against Seth Rollins in a very good match that ended with a big Coup de Grace for the win, leaving Balor as only one of a handful of stars who have won a title on their WWE debut.

While this should be one of the best days of Balor's esteemed career to date, it may actually not be, as rumours of a potentially serious injury began to surface.


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According to a report from wrestling website PWInsider, Balor suffered an injury during his match against Rollins. That injury could be so severe that it needs surgery.

The Demon King was pictured leaving a local hospital close to the Brooklyn arena wearing a sling. Balor will be examined later today to determine just how severe the injury is.

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Here is the picture of Balor leaving said hospital with the sling on his right arm. Not an ideal way to spend your first night as a WWE champion.


After making history at SummerSlam, Balor now finds himself in a state of purgatory. If he does need surgery on the arm then there is no way that he can possibly keep a hold of the title. 

In a turn of events that may signal something potentially positive about the arm, Balor appeared on Good Morning America earlier today and he was not wearing the sling. 

Balor has had a long career in the industry and isn't as young as some people might expect. The Irishman turned 35-years-old in July of this year. No wonder the WWE were so quick to give him a push in WWE, they honestly don't have that many good years left of Balor.

Fingers crossed that the injury isn't too severe and that Balor will remain Universal Champion for a long time to come.

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