*** WARNING – This article will contain spoilers for Monday’s episode of Raw ***
Next week’s episode of Monday Night Raw has actually already been taped, meaning we now some of the stuff that is going to happen on the show, including a nasty injury suffered by a former tag team champion.
During the taping of Raw on Tuesday, Fightful Select is reporting that Kairi Sane was injured during her match with Nia Jax. The match will be used to build towards Nia’s Raw Women’s Championship match with Asuka at Backlash.
The initial report states that during the match, Sane suffered a cut to the head after colliding with the ring-steps. However, the report has now been confirmed by Dave Meltzer, but he notes that the injury is not believed to have been caused by Nia, and she is believed to have NO HEAT backstage.
Speaking on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, here’s what Meltzer had to say about the incident and any potential backstage heat on Nia:
“Everyone I have talked to have said that no one is blaming Nia Jax. This was not Nia Jax’s fault even though other things have been. Basically, Kairi Sane got whipped into the ring steps. One person said that she may have stumbled, she was trying to take it on her side, she did take it on her side. Her head did hit the steps. One person told me she was in control of her bump and she made it look too good.
“[Kairi Sane] was trying to avoid her head hitting the steps, her head hit the steps. She was bloodied up. She was knocked silly. She’s okay — now okay doesn’t necessarily mean she doesn’t have a concussion. I don’t know if she does or if she doesn’t, but she’s okay. If she has another concussion you know coming off of the last one it’s not that okay.”
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