WWE.com has released an article with a medical update on Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman following their crash through the stage set that opened Raw.
The update reads as follows:
“Following the conclusion of Raw’s opening Falls Count Anywhere Match, both Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley were admitted to a local medical facility as a result of injuries sustained during a crash through the Raw stage’s LED board.
As reported by the Raw broadcast team, Lashley is resting comfortably and is undergoing further evaluation, while Strowman might have suffered a ruptured spleen.
Stay tuned to WWE.com as more information becomes available on Strowman’s condition.”
While the ruptured spleen is of course more than likely a gimmick injury, there have been reports recently of Strowman working through genuine injuries, so this could be a way to write him off TV for a bit to recover.
Although a report from WrestleVotes is suggesting a different potential reason for the stage explosion angle: