Bad News Barrett injury confirmed, considered serious — WWE news and rumors

Bad News Barrett injury

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The Bad News Barrett injury is — no pun intended — bad news for the current WWE Intercontinental Champion according to the WWE news on the company website.

Bad News Barrett injury and Money in the Bank status

WWE.com has confirmed that the Bad News Barrett injury suffered during Tuesday night’s SmackDown tapings in Pittsburgh is a separated shoulder.

WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann confirmed to the website that Bad News Barrett “sustained an injury to his right shoulder when he was thrown into the barricade by Jack Swagger. After Barrett felt an immediate pain and a pop,” continued Amann, “we brought him back to the training room and the exam showed a separated shoulder. We’re going to do some additional testing this week and then sit down with him and talk about options for treatment for this injury.”

Barrett was scheduled to face off against Dean Ambrose, Jack Swagger, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston and Rob Van Dam in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship sometime in the future. The Bad News Barrett injury will likely keep him out of the match though no official decision has been made yet regarding Barrett’s participation at Money In the Bank. The Bad News Barrett injury adds a huge hole to the Money In the Bank ladder match this Sunday.

Fans in attendance confirmed the Bad News Barrett injury is legit, since some questioned it’s authenticity based on WWE.com breaking the news and Dr. Amann giving a full update.

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This isn’t the first time Reigns has been “attacked” by a female fan. Back in May, a young lady tried to jump on Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose on their way to the ring. Security made the stop before she got too far.

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Nicholson recently told The Ottawa Community News that he returned to the ring back in May and will be getting a tryout with WWE on July 18th in Iowa.

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