Injuries are an unfortunate way of life in WWE, and some of them end up happening at the worst possible time. Akam and Rezar are involved in one of the biggest storylines in the company and have become main-event stars on Monday Night Raw. However, on this week’s episode from the red brand, a massive eight-man tag team match closed the show and put one of AOP’s members on the shelf for at least six to eight months due to an injury.
The AOP are key members of Seth Rollins’ stable on Raw, with Murphy completing the team as their fourth member. They have been feuding with the likes of Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, The Viking Raiders, and The Street Profits. Earlier this week, The Inquisitr reported that Rezar suffered an arm injury of some kind during the main event of Raw. While he did go on to finish the match, it was obvious that something was wrong due to the way his arm was simply hanging at his side and how he couldn’t even lift it.
WWE has not yet given any official word on the injury, but the news isn’t good. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, by way of Wrestling Inc., Rezar suffered a torn right biceps, which will keep him out of the ring for a significant amount of time.
As of this time, it is not yet known if Rezar will need surgery to repair his torn biceps, but if he does, it will put him out at least eight months. If he doesn’t end up needing surgery, it is still expected that Rezar will be out of action for at least six months.
This is a tough blow for AOP as they missed much of last year after Akam suffered an injury, making a huge return this year that has had them in the WWE spotlight for months. It’s difficult to predict what will happen from here with Rollins’ stable and if Akam will remain on TV without his tag team partner. However, it’s possible that WWE could partner him with someone else or simply have him tag with Murphy during Rezar’s absence.
With the “Road to WrestleMania” in full swing, AOP had not yet been placed in a match of any kind. The good news is that WWE won’t have to worry about rewriting that in any way, but they do have to figure out a way to write Rezar out of his current angle. Hopefully, his injury won’t be on the more serious end and he can return sooner rather than later.