World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) suffered yet another massive setback ahead of their road to WrestleMania 32 when superstar Big Show injured himself at a live event. Big Show was working a match with Dolph Ziggler at a house show in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
In the WWE’s Sunday house show, Ziggler and Big Show paired up in a tag-team match against Braun Strowman and Luke Harper. WWE world heavyweight title’s no. 1 contender Roman Reigns was seen alongside the ring.
During the match Big Show landed heavily on his knee which started the discomfort for the superstar. The 7-foot giant continued the match despite not putting any weight on his injured knee. He was seen having some discussions with his match partner Ziggler. Both the WWE superstars looked worried, as reported by Wrestling Inc.
After the match, Big Show was not seen celebrating with Ziggler and rolled under the bottom rope of the ring to make his way towards the locker room. It has to be noted that rolling under the bottom rope is not Big Show’s character and this certainly shows something wrong with him.
The road to WrestleMania 32 has been a disaster for WWE, in terms of injuries. Monumental figures like John Cena, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins are all recovering and have not appeared in front of television for a long time. Nether of the three are likely to wrestle in a match at the upcoming Mania, although they might be seen making an appearance.
Constant injuries to its superstars have been a norm of late for WWE. This highlights the poor booking model of the company. Of late, we have seen superstars grinding it out in the ring day in and day out without proper rest. This naturally leads to injuries.
Although this has been a norm by the company, they have not suffered as heavily as the current year. Will this make the creative take a different approach of not burning out their stars? Only time will tell.
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