Bray Wyatt Injured on WWE European Tour (VIDEO)
Bad news for a guy who’s just starting to pick up momentum: WWE has confirmed that Bray Wyatt was injured Wednesday night during a match with Roman Reigns at a house show in Italy. The official press release on the injury simply reads: “Bray Wyatt suffered a right calf injury on Wednesday, WWE.com has learned. The injury came during Wyatt’s match on the first Live Event of WWE’s European tour in Milan, Italy.”
The injury occurred when Wyatt grappled Reigns and quickly backed him into a corner. It’s hard to tell from the video, but one would imagine Wyatt simply planted his foot badly, causing the injury. Wyatt struggles to put any weight on the right leg, and he eventually ends up crumpling to the mat in pain. The match was stopped, and Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan were sent out to attack Reigns. The Usos then made the save. The Dudleys then interfered, but Reigns cleared the ring. Afterwards, Reigns grabbed the microphone and apologized for the abbreviated match, noting that, unfortunately, these things happen sometimes. You can watch fan-filmed video of the injury below:
It’s hard not to feel bad for Bray Wyatt. The company spends the better part of two months keeping him in a holding pattern where he may or may not be feuding with Brock Lesnar, only to finally decide to tease a face turn, which resulted in Wyatt earning some of the biggest momentum in his career. His main event win with Roman Reigns against The League of Nations on RAW this past Monday was fantastic, and felt like a sign of things to come for Bray. Basically, this injury couldn’t have come at a worse time. No word on how long he’ll be out, but we wish him a speedy recovery, regardless.
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