Erick Rowan Injury Confirmed!
And it’s a New Day, yes, it is.
Yep, if you were watching Smackdown last night you would have seen the duo of Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston with moral support from Big E in the back conquer the Bludgeon Brothers to become five time, five time, five time, shut up Phillips, five time tag team champions.
If you were watching the news yesterday we said that this was probably going to be the case as the reports coming out of SummerSlam were that Not Erick Rowan had suffered an arm injury at the show.
Well, master of spies Dave Meltzer has confirmed that that is indeed what happened and he tore his bicep during the match… ouch… can’t hammer that back together…
There has been no official statement from WWE but Rowan’s hammer bro Harper did tweet simply saying Thanks Rowan.
No timeline of how long they reckon he will be out has been given either, but injuries like this can take up to six months to heal, which is how long Drew McIntyre was out after doing the same thing in his match against Andrade Cien Almas at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn last August.
But the good news is you can always return and be Dolph Ziggler’s side piece, so Rowan has a bright future.
Sorry oh great spirit guide. I shall never take you for granted again.
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Asuka Heel Turn On The Cards?!
Speaking of too late, that’s exactly what it could be to save Asuka’s WWE career.
However, one thing that a lot of fans reckon might pep it up a bit is a lovely heel turn.
Wrestling Observer Radio and rumour master general Dave Meltzer have said they’ve heard that plans for it are being discussed backstage.
It would be a good time for a change as Asuka has had a rough time of it since losing to Charlotte at Wrestlemania 34, an underwhelming feud with James Ellsworth, I mean Carmella, and skipped SummerSlam entirely! She’s the Empress of Tomorrow, in the Bugsy Malone, tomorrow never comes kind of way.
A heel turn would definitely spice things up for the Japanese star and while there’s no word on it happening it does seem like WWE officials have plans in place. And this is just speculation, but there is the small matter of Evolution in October. And a heel turn then would feel like a moment. Vince loves moments, doesn’t seem to love female wrestlers but does love moments.
Although now Becky Lynch appears to have turned heel – even though everyone’s still cheering her, like the reverse Roman Reigns – Asuka’s own heel turn moment might have already been stolen.
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