Injuries are very common in the world of professional wrestling, ranging from minor to fatal. The latest injury scare comes from WWE Superstar Bayley. On Monday Night RAW, Bayley appeared to injury her shoulder in her match against Nia Jax. WWE announced that the medical staff will be further investigating her injury. If Bayley’s injury is indeed serious, she will be pulled from the card. But is this injury legit?
Many injury angles have been done in WWE to write wrestlers off of television for a variety of reasons. Bayley’s injury didn’t look fake, but could it be? On The Taz Show: Bodyslams & Beyond podcast, former ECW Champion Taz believes the injury could be fake. He said:
“I don’t know if she is [hurt], and this is why. What jumped out to me was Michael Cole on play-by-play, as soon as she went outside the ring… as soon as she landed, or came out of the ring, he mentioned her shoulder very quick. You don’t normally do that, unless you know it’s a legit bad injury, or you’re told to say it, or you know where the story’s going. So, to me, that kind of jumped out a little bit. Some would say, ‘well nothing happened, she got thrown kind of underneath the bottom rope and rolled out.’ You can actually hurt yourself. If you land on the side of your shoulder, like right on the side, you can pop your shoulder out.
“I also don’t think she’s hurt, legitimately hurt, because they had their social media team and video of her with the trainer doing some mobility tests, and then had her iced up and crying and stuff like that. I don’t think they would have shown those tests while she [was hurt]. I think cameras are off limits when someone is legitimately hurt, from what I remember about working with WWE. So, where they’re going with her, I’m not really sure.”
I personally am not sure whether or not Bayley is injured. If she isn’t, I wonder how WWE will play this angle.
Do you think Bayley is legitimately injured? Is her injury a work? Let us know!