WWE Injury Updates: Finn Balor Close to Returning, Naomi Legitimately Hurt, Chris Jericho and More!
on Feb 17, 2017 05:34 AM EST
Injuries are part of wrestling as WWE superstars take a lot of bumps every year and accidents happen despite their experience. Here is the latest WWE injury updates on Finn Balor, Naomi, Chris Jericho and more.
Finn Balor to appear at WrestleMania 33
According to Cageside Seats, Balor is expected to make an appearance at WrestleMania 33. However, he is will not be scheduled to have a match since the feuds for WrestleMania 33 in Monday Night Raw are all set.
Balor has been out since August 2016 when he underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He was ruled out for four to six months and he is right on schedule. He will likely make his official in-ring return on the Raw after WrestleMania.
Naomi dealing with legitimate injury
Naomi defeated Alexa Bliss at Elimination Chamber to win the SmackDown women's championship. However, she revealed on this week's SmackDown Live that he is suffering from an injury. Many fans were wondering if the injury was a work or legit.
It seems like the injury is legitimate but it's also considered minor, per Wrestling Inc. She did not wrestle this week as a precaution. Naomi will reportedly face Alexa in a rematch for the title next week on SmackDown Live.
Chris Jericho to sell Kevin Owens beating
Many fans were sad that the friendship between Jericho and Owens ended this past Monday on Raw. Owens attacked Jericho and put him in a hospital. It should be noted that "Y2J" did not suffer any real injuries and the WWE is just going to take him off television as part of the storyline.
According to Still Real To Us, Jericho is expected to miss the next couple of weeks and return at Fastlane. Although he's advertised for house shows, he is known for staying in character and storyline, and he will surely sell the beating he took from Owens.
Seth Rollins Update
The WWE is expecting Rollins to be healthy at WrestleMania 33. He is still scheduled to face Triple H at the event but there are backup plans just in case Rollins is not cleared in time. "The Architect" suffered a torn MCL in his right knee three weeks ago on Raw during the attack by Samoa Joe.