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WWE Issues Official Statement on Finn Balor’s Injury

The WWE has announced the following regarding WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor’s injury during last night’s SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV):

WWE Universal Champion Finn Bálor injured at SummerSlam

Inaugural WWE Universal Champion Finn Bálor suffered an injury to his right shoulder against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam, can confirm.

The injury came in the course of Bálor and Rollins’ match to determine which Superstar would become the first WWE Universal Champion, specifically when Bálor absorbed a running powerbomb to the barricade at the hands of The Architect.

“He hit the wall during the match, dislocated his shoulder and was able to put it back in himself in a split second,” said ringside physician Dr. Chris Robinson. Bálor was able to finish the match, but Dr. Robinson noted that an MRI yielded results earlier today showing “a possible labrum tear.”

The champion is currently scheduled to receive a surgical consult that will determine the extent of Bálor’s injury, as well as if and how his reign as WWE Universal Champion will be affected.

Check back with for updates on Bálor’s condition.

  • D2K

    You are incorrect. Hardcore Holly did NOT sandbag Lesnar.

    In an interview with Jason Solomon a.k.a. Solomonster on TV Trax Holly stated that HE botched the move. He pushed off too early and the timing got messed up. With a power-bomb the person being power-bombed must push off with there legs simultaneously while the other person lifts up.

    It looked like he sandbagged Lesnar, but it was an botch on his part. He said that Brock got reamed by John Laurinaitis backstage for being reckless but Holly took up for him. He also said Brock was generally concerned for Holly’s health and would call him all the time to check on him afterwards. I would post link to the Youtube video but they don’t let you do that here. So look it up on your own.

    It’s a good interview besides all that anyway.

  • MrDr3w

    Also, when has Brock Lesnar ever botched a move and injured an opponent? I know you’re not talking about the match with Hardcore Holly back in 2002, because it’s common knowledge that that was Holly’s fault for sandbagging Lesnar.

  • MrDr3w

    You do know that they practice these spots several times with each other before the show, right? They wouldn’t let him go through with it if it was really dangerous. Injuries are a part of athletics. Sometimes things will go wrong. It happens. Oh well. If you can’t understand that concept, then you probably shouldn’t be watching WWE.

  • what?

    Right on

  • what?

    Seth is a joke how many more people does that clown have to hurt until something happens?

  • MrDr3w

    In case you didn’t know, or you’re just one of those people who trashes WWE without knowing a thing about other organizations in the industry, Rollins has been wrestling and winning titles around all the world since 2005. If he was “unsafe” in the ring, he wouldn’t be where he is today.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    And so, the botch master continues without being disciplined. Thanks, Seth. First it was Sting with that running powerbomb to the corner, ending his career. Than it was Cena with high knee to the nose. Now it’s Balor with that same running powerbomb? Dude, your recklessly endangering your opponents and yet, not disciplined even slightly. Guess you and Brock have something in common.