Reports actually came true when it comes to one WWE star.
Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal confirmed in the video here that he tore his labrum in his right shoulder back in September but continued to work through the injury.
He had to cut way down on the amount of weight he could use, but he said he’s okay now.
Mahal has been with the WWE since 2010 when he signed a developmental deal with them and was sent to their Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) territory.
In April of 2011 Mahal made his main roster debut and would eventually find himself as a member of the Three Man Band (3MB) trio alongside Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater. In 2014, however, his run with the WWE came to an end when he was released from his deal.
He would return to the independent circuit for two years, where he would reinvent himself creatively and physically, before being brought back to WWE around the time of the Superstar Shake-Up. After some time on RAW upon his return, the shake-up moved him over to Tuesday nights on SmackDown Live.
Mahal would win a Six-Pack Challenge match that earned him the status as No. 1-contender for the WWE Championship, which was then-held by Randy Orton who defeated Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33 for the strap.
However, he would lose the title to AJ Styles last month on an episode of WWE SmackDown Live on the USA Network.
Mahal got his rematch with Styles for the title at the Clash Of Champions pay-per-view event on Sunday in Boston, Massachusetts at the TD Garden on the WWE Network but Mahal lost.
WWE’s next PPV (pay-per-view) event takes place next month. The Royal Rumble pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured. Here is the updated card:
--- Royal Rumble Match: Elias vs. TBA
--- WWE Universal Title Triple Threat Match: Brock Lesnar © vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman
--- Women’s Royal Rumble Match
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