Professional wrestling is a very dangerous sport. The athletes sacrifice their lives to perform and entertain across the planet. With high risks come high rewards, but sometimes the risks outweigh anything that comes with it. Any WWE superstar will back that statement up.
WWE’s Roman Reigns experienced something that is a detriment to any wrestler’s career. While in Nashville, Tennessee, promoting Night of Champions, a dangerous event took place that will keep him out of action for an unknown period of time.
“WWE.com has learned Roman Reigns has been rushed to a Nashville, Tenn., hospital to undergo emergency surgery for an incarcerated hernia. Reigns had been in Nashville to promote tomorrow’s Night of Champions event. His recovery time will be evaluated by the local surgeon and WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann following today’s operation. Check back with WWE.com for updates on Reigns’ condition.”
Normally when an injury takes place, WWE won’t go out and announce it. However, if it is serious, they will put out a press release to silence the dirt sheets. For those who are interested in learning about hernias and the operations they need, New York Langone Medical Center puts it all in perspective. Like the press release stated, he underwent a surgery for an incarcerated hernia.
“Usually, the surgery is laproscoptic which decreases recovery. For normal people, they can go back to work in a few days. For a wrestler, I am really not sure. I mean, they use the abdomen area for every move, so I would say at least a month to make sure the repair holds, but I can’t say for sure.”
After Babcock’s educated words for Reigns’ injury, that means one thing for the WWE Universe. Tomorrow night’s Night of Champions pay-per-view is well in-doubt. WrestlingNewsSource, a reputable source in the wrestling industry, sent out a tweet with discouraging words about tomorrow night.
— WrestlingNewsSource (@WNSource) September 20, 2014
It is a good and bad thing for Reigns. He is only 29-years old, which brings many more years of wrestling experience. So, the fact he is taking care of the hernia now can be looked at in an optimistic way. WWE must do one thing, and that is not bring Reigns back too early. There are plenty of guys who can carry the workload.
One man in particular is Dean Ambrose. He should be back with the company any day now. While Reigns if off recovering, Ambrose will fill the missing void. As for WWE’s Night of Champions, there is one surefire audible that can be called upon.
Have Seth Rollins come to the ring and cut a promo about how he just scared off Reigns. Triple H and Kane need to be in the ring as well. While Rollins is drawing heat, cause a ruckus in the crowd, so their attention is somewhere else. Out of nowhere, a cake perhaps, Ambrose pops out to get the crowd going and have them forget about Reigns.
If and when Reigns is able to compete again, there is a prime opportunity for Survivor Series. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and whoever else against Seth Rollins, Randy Orton and Kane could headline Survivor Series. That just wrote WWE months of television. Best wishes to Roman Reigns, and I hope he has a speedy recovery.
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