When WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt went down with a calf injury recently, it seemed bad. Wyatt was facing Roman Reigns during a match in Milan, Italy, when he slipped and clearly injured himself. It was bad to see, and most fans who saw the injury claimed that it looked bad. Wyatt was even helped to the back due to the issue. It was originally thought to be his knee, but the reports surfaced claiming the calf was the problem.
When news got out that Wyatt might be out for a while, every WWE fan seemingly took a deep breath and just let out a sad sigh. It was terrible to see yet another star go down to injury, especially someone like Bray Wyatt, who was finally getting back into good form.
Worst of all, it was bad Bray Wyatt went down, because he was just now seemingly getting over a back injury that had kept him out of matches or made him work very little. In fact, he was left out of a big WrestleMania match this year due to the injury. Some feel he could have served a big purpose outside of the segment with The Rock, but he still can say he appeared on the show. It appeared that WWE was setting up for a possible Roman Reigns/Bray Wyatt rivalry.
The AJ Styles storyline with Reigns seems to be mostly a one-shot deal, where Reigns will beat Styles in the match. Some believe that Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will be part of the decision, which will set up AJ for something else right after the match at WWE Payback. The rumor was that he would possibly take on the newly turned Bray Wyatt for a bit, where he would put up the WWE World Title.
Sadly, the calf injury derailed plans a bit. However, it may not be as bad as recently thought. According to the Wrestling Observer, the word going around the European Tour was that Wyatt actually ended up suffering a pulled muscle, normally called a calf strain. Originally, it was thought to have been a calf tear. Treat it like an Achilles Tear as far as severity and time away. This would have been, at least, a 6 month recovery process. However, a pulled muscle means recovery time is not even close to that.
This may not seem like a bad thing to some, but the muscles are essential to walking when used for the leg. When you are a big man like Wyatt, leg issues are a terrible problem because you cannot put a lot of strain on your leg. All the weight put on some small muscles, tendons, etc. can be a huge issue and clearly stop his ability to work in the ring well.
The good part of this is that he can come back within 4 to 6 weeks, hopefully. Of course, these calf pulls can range from mild to severe, so it appears Bray may have been right in the middle of it all. The theory is that he and the entire Wyatt Family will be off television for a bit of time, and very well could make an impact by the WWE Money in the Bank. That means the program with Styles could extend just to take up a spot Wyatt may have been ready to take.
Or WWE could simply have Bray Wyatt on the shows each week, taunting Reigns and trying to talk him into something until he finally accepts. There are various plans that could work for Bray. Regardless, the fact that he is not severely hurt is a good thing for WWE and the fans, for sure.
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