Finn Balor has been forced to vacate his WWE Universal title due to an injury. WWE rumors Tuesday stated that Seth Rollins will be given a chance to win that championship after Balor revealed that he’s undergoing surgery on his right shoulder.
Balor was hurt during his WWE Universal Championship match against Rollins at SummerSlam 2016. The Demon King got hit with a “running powerbomb” from Rollins and this caused the shoulder injury.
“He hit the wall during the match, dislocated his shoulder and was able to put it back in himself in a split second,” Dr. Chris Robinson stated in an interview confirming that Balor has a torn labrum.
Rollins has since declared that he should get the title from Balor but other WWE stars like Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns also want their stake in the Universal Championship.
WWE reportedly wants a four-way match that would decide the Universal Champion and find Balor’s replacement at the top. This involves Rollins, Reigns, Owens and Big Cass who passed the qualifying matches. Rollins and Reigns are tipped to be the favorites to win the four-way match with Owens and Big Cass playing as underdogs.
Rollins also posted on Twitter thanking Balor.
Thank you, Finn.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) August 23, 2016
The confirmation from Raw was stated in a press release posted at Wrestle Zone:
“Unfortunately, Bálor’s hope for a clean exit was cut short by Seth Rollins, who wasted no time in attempting to cobble together a case for himself to inherit the now-vacant championship,” the press release stated.
“The Architect certainly had company in that regard. Sami Zayn, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens were quick to name themselves as worthy of a title opportunity, as did Roman Reigns and, surprisingly, Enzo Amore & Big Cass. Foley provided the solution, sanctioning four qualifying bouts for a Fatal 4-Way next week to determine a new Universal Championship.”
The next WWE Raw event will be held on August 29 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. And this is where the four-way battle will occur for the WWE Universal Championship.
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