We have an update on one injured WWE Superstar.
That Superstar is a former title contender and NXT Champion Samoa Joe. For a brief recap, Joe did not appear on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Memphis, TN at the FedExForum. Joe has suffered a knee injury. The news was first reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.
Joe was originally scheduled to headline this week’s episode of Raw against John Cena but had to miss the show as a result of the injury. Joe suffered the injury at Saturday’s live event in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where he faced Cena. Joe missed the live event on Sunday in Tupelo, Mississippi. Cena ended up facing Bray Wyatt in Tupelo instead.
If you decide to join the professional wrestling business then you know that you may get injured. Joe is included in that fact. Especially in the land of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) due to the schedule that the sports entertainment company puts together for their talents. These Superstars are on the road for 300 days a year and usually five days a week. In the words of former WWE Champion CM Punk, when you throw yourself on the ground several times a night for multiple nights, you are going to get beat up and ultimately injured.
In an update, Joe was in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this week for a diagnosis on his injured knee. PWInsider is reporting that he will be out of action for 4-6 weeks.
Make no mistake about, this is going to hurt the Raw brand for a little bit due to the fact that Joe s one of the more popular Superstars that is featured on the roster. He was rumored to challenge The Miz for the Intercontinental Title at the upcoming No Mercy PPV (pay-per-view) event in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center on Sunday, September 24th. As a result of the injury, WWE is going to have to make some changes to their plans. As many of you know by now, Jeff Hardy won a Battle Royal on this past week’s episode of Raw to become the new #1 contender for the Intercontinental Title. Hardy will challenge The Miz for the title on next week's edition of Monday Night Raw in Omaha, NE at the CenturyLink Center.
The good news for the sports entertainment company is that they have options in this unfortunate situation. Miz could cheat his way to victory over Hardy on Raw, and they set up a rematch at No Mercy. Or they could have Hardy go over on Raw and Miz cashes in his rematch at the upcoming pay-per-view event.
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