UPDATE: Balor has vacated the championship due to this injury. More here.
Reports started making the rounds earlier today that Finn Balor suffered an injury during his match with Seth Rollins at last night’s (Aug. 21, 2016) SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Now, WWE has confirmed those reports.
“He hit the wall during the match, dislocated his shoulder and was able to put it back in himself in a split second,” said ringside physician Dr. Chris Robinson. Bálor was able to finish the match, but Dr. Robinson noted that an MRI yielded results earlier today showing “a possible labrum tear.”
They also posted video of the spot he suffered the injury:
The hope is he’s not seriously injured, considering he became the first ever Universal champion last night and was clearly positioned as the lead man on the Raw brand. Plans may have to change in a big way.