Following last night's (Sept. 18) Night of Champions event in Buffalo, New York, reports hit the web that Kevin Nash had suffered a legitimate injury during his run-in on the main event of the evening between Triple H and CM Punk. Above is a grainy picture tweeted by Arda Ocal, who remarked that Nash was helped to the back after the pay-per-view broadcast went off the air.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has more in an update today:
After the Night of Champions show went off the air last night, they had medics attending to both Scott Armstrong and Kevin Nash. They held up the "X" sign and everything. Was told Nash was fine backstage but not sure about Armstrong. I guess we'll see if he's on the show tonight.
Scott Armstrong was the referee in the Triple H vs. CM Punk match who took a bump from Miz and R-Truth after they interfered.
The "X" sign Meltzer is referring to is the signal by referees to those in the back when a wrestler suffers an actual injury during a match. That way they can send out paramedics as needed, as well as alert the other wrestler(s) involved in the match, and officials in the back can radio in to the referee if a change in the finish is needed.
This situation is different because this all happened off the air. But if Nash was injured in any way doing what he was asked to do last night, which was extremely limited, it's a sure fire sign that he shouldn't be performing as an active wrestler. Even if he is, in fact, totally fine today, we just don't need to see a match don't the road that involves him actually being expected to go for 15 minutes.