Video appears to show NXT star suffer painful injury at house show

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Rather than the new year allowing the WWE to move on from 12 months of injury hell, it appears the situation is actually getting worse in the new year with the 'curse' apparently having now moved onto the NXT brand.

Not pretty

That's after numerous reports, citing those in attendance at this weekend's NXT house show in Detroit, noted an injury to Tye Dillinger during a match versus Sami Zayn.

Although the organization is yet to confirm the situation regarding the 34-year-old, video evidence has now emerged suggesting those initial reports were accurate.


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Chris Vannini, watching live at the event, was the first to alert those not at the show to Dillinger's injury, suggesting it was a "left knee or ankle" issue.

It was, though, a fellow fan, Jimmy Deeb, who provided a video of the moment Dillinger landed awkwardly in the squared circle. Warning, some fans may not want to watch the footage:

As alluded to above, there has been no official word from NXT or WWE, but the veteran wrestler was clearly in some pain before the referee called an early end to the match. Subsequent reports also noted that Dillinger had to be carried out of the ring.


Dillinger, who competed under the name Gavin Spears during his first spell with WWE between 2006-2008, has been a part of the NXT brand since 2013 and would have been hoping 2016 could be a big year personally. 

Let's hope for his sake, this apparent injury looks worse than it actually is.

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