Enzo Amore's injury proved the closeness of the WWE roster

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When it comes to WWE, there are few things which the entire roster has in common, yet suffering injuries is one which no superstar is unfamiliar with.

Although it is, of course, impossible to tell when these untimely injuries will occur or how long the resulting time off the WWE superstar will last, they are certainly never welcomed by any wrestler.

Should an injury occur during a television recording, the company can consider themselves more fortunate in a way as they are able to edit specific parts of the show out, or cut away to an advertisement.


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When one strikes a WWE superstar during a pay-per-view event, however, no matter how serious it is, those in charge are faced with an immediate dilemma which was demonstrated in the opening match of the Payback pay-per-view event on Sunday night.

Opening match

In a bout to determine the number one contenders to face The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championship Titles, NXT favourites Enzo Amore and Big Cass were set to take on The Vaudevillains.

Following their typically incredible mic work prior to the match, Enzo and Cass had set up the crowd in attendance at the Allstate Arena in Chicago brilliantly, not just for the imminent match but for the whole pay-per-view event.

The scene was set for an epic match-up and as The Vaudevillains made their way to the ring, it became clear that the majority of the WWE Universe were on the side of Enzo and Cass.

Just a few minutes into a well-balanced opening, disaster struck as one-half of The Vaudevillains; Simon Gotch, whipped Enzo into the ropes only for the latter's neck to get caught and subsequently have his head slammed into the mat. 

A slow motion replay was played instantly by WWE and proved the extent of how serious Enzo's injury was.

Close nature 

This unfortunate accident immediately caused a huge amount of concern for everyone involved, not just at ringside but backstage and for the members of the WWE Universe who were watching live around the world, too.

The New Day, who had opened the show and were sat by the ring watching the match unfold quickly showed a change in character as they witnessed the brutality of the injury first-hand.

When it soon became apparent that Enzo was in a dangerous condition, the commentary team did their best to keep those watching informed on the WWE network as the camera stayed on them whilst medical staff attended to Enzo.

Byron Saxton, Michael Cole and JBL could not, however, hide their concern either, demonstrating just how close those who make up the WWE roster really are.

After several minutes of time being given for the medical staff to see to Enzo, Michael Cole promptly announced that the show would be moving on to the next match.

Despite the huge amount of hype surrounding the following singles match between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, when Kevin Owens made his way to the ring he clearly looked concerned for Enzo Amore's welfare.

Fortunately, as Wrestling Inc has reported, WWE revealed that Enzo was diagnosed with a concussion following his immediate admission to a local medical facility and that all other tests came back negative, prior to him being discharged.

Whilst Enzo Amore was somewhat fortunate not to have suffered any injuries in addition to a concussion, the brutality of the incident meant the close nature of those on the WWE roster became immediately apparent and surely will do should any other superstar be in such an unfortunate condition in the future. 

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