It is never good when a WWE superstar goes under the knife for any reason. Recently, WWE experienced turmoil with many top superstars undergoing surgery for various injuries. Bad News Barrett got injured months back, and is finally being advertised for returns. Daniel Bryan’s injury is well documented, and his return is still up in the air. Roman Reigns experienced severe pains, and it ended up being a hernia that needed fixing immediately. He’s still on the shelf.
The WWE cannot catch a break. All of professional sport recognizes the reality of injuries. Some are expected and others are not. For example, Pascal Dupuis of the Pittsburgh Penguins learned that he has a blood clot in his lung. He’s expected to miss at least six months. It caught the franchise off-guard, as well as Dupuis and his family.
Unfortunately for the WWE, another top superstar had surgery in the last few days and there’s telling when he could be back.
“According to PWInsider.com, while the injuries Sheamus sustained on Raw this week were part of the story line, Sheamus is indeed injured and does require surgery.
“Earlier this week, Sheamus posted a photo of himself noting he was prepping for surgery, and while the nature of the injury is unknown at this time, the angle done on Raw this week was WWE’s way of writing Sheamus out of the Survivor Series main event and to cover him being out of action. No word at this time as to when Sheamus might be able to return to the ring.”
He’s the fourth top guy to get injured in the last six months. Like the report said, below is a tweet that Sheamus posted right before his operation got underway.
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) November 20, 2014
If you’re the WWE, how do you handle this situation? Luckily, the talent pool they’ve accrued over the past few years is incredible, so there are people who can fill the spots left open due to injury. Would a new physical even be of use here? Bryan’s injury was due to his wrestling style and going too hard all the time. Barrett’s was a freak accident.
However, the only solution that seems logical is giving the top stars a break during the week. Sure, they can wrestle house shows, but the matches can’t be long. House shows should give the younger guys a chance to break out and let the fans acclimate themselves to the new guys. Barrett, Bryan, and Sheamus are working five days a week at minimum. Would a break from WWE house shows have negated the injuries they sustained? That’s the million-dollar question.
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