UPDATE: Jamie Noble has taken to Twitter to announce that he suffered broken ribs at last night’s Monday night RAW event.
I would like to thank WWE staff and all the fans for nice messages. I have 3 broke ribs. Couldn’t breathe at first.
— Jamie Noble (@WWENoble) June 23, 2015
When the “Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar showed up in the closing segment of Monday night RAW, a vicious beating was an imminent threat for anybody in his way.
However, one half of J&J Security, Jamie Noble, is reportedly suffering from an apparent neck or back injured after being driven into the ringside barricade by Lesnar, according to several fans in attendance.
— PWM (@ProWrestlingMag) June 23, 2015
— #UFC188 (@TalkMMA) June 23, 2015
I think Jamie Noble is legit hurt. He was put into the ringside barricade by Lesnar. He was stretchered out. pic.twitter.com/tmACgHpXkY
— Scott (@Reggie_For_3) June 23, 2015
Noble, 38, was a part of the last segment on RAW, featuring Joey Mercury, Seth Rollins, Kane, and Lesnar. When Lesnar made his way to the ring, the trio of Noble, Mercury, and Kane attempted to neutralize Lesnar, only to catch a vicious beating. But Noble appears to have gotten the worst of it.
Lesnar, who is a 6’3 and a 290-pound man drove Noble full force with Noble’s back taking the brunt of the impact. After that happened, Noble was nowhere to be seen as Kane, Rollins and Mercury were the only ones around to assault Lesnar, thus closing out the show and sending a message to Lesnar as he prepares to face Rollins at WWE Battleground.
There is added concern in Noble’s case as the veteran of the squared circle actually had to retire from active in-ring competition due to a litany of injuries over the course of his career. His last televised singles match came against current Money in the Bank holder Sheamus on November 2nd, 2009. The former Crusierweight champion suffered a back injury in that match, for all intents and purposes ending his full-time career.
Since then, the former New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor wrestler has worked for the WWE as an agent and a producer, assisting a plethora of talents with their matches. While he did wrestle sporadically after retiring at house shows, Noble only began taking regular bumps and compete in matches when he and Mercury became full-time regulars on WWE television last year.
There are currently no updates as to Noble’s condition or the severity of any potential injuries that he sustained. It would be a shame if Noble were to suffer any sort of debilitating injury at this stage of his career since he is no longer an active wrestler.
WWE has posted that they were currently “evaluating” Noble’s condition.
Stay tuned for further updates, which we will pass along when they become available.
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