Ladder matches are dangerous propositions, and there’s a chance the one which occurred last night (June 19) in Las Vegas at Money in the Bank may have claimed a victim in Alberto Del Rio.
Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that Del Rio was indeed injured during the match. The extent of the injury and other details are unknown, but it looks like it happened on this spot, when he and Cesaro fell from a toppling ladder and the Mexican Superstar’s foot hits first on the top rope:
Dave says he doesn't know the severity of it, but ADR was hurt. Said to be shaken up. pic.twitter.com/aNRq1yYq24— DTAM (@DeathToAllMarks) June 20, 2016
He rolls to the floor in obvious pain, and is checked on by officials:
Ref throws up X for Del Rio. Knee and/or hand injury pic.twitter.com/gYhv9DRswC— Benjamin Tucker (@BTuckerTorch) June 20, 2016
Del Rio can then be seen being helped to the back during Dean Ambrose’s first celebration of the night:
While there didn’t seem to be immediate plans for for the former WWE champ, at a time when WWE is allegedly looking to hire as many name wrestlers as they can for the upcoming brand split, losing Del Rio for any period of time would be a blow.
Let’s hope he’s all right and that whatever damage he suffered was minor.
We’ll update you as we know more, Cagesiders, and will certainly get some indication depending on whether or not he appears on or works tonight’s Raw from Phoenix.