Wrestling Observer, and social media, brought word of several injuries which befell members of the NXT roster over the weekend. Only one is confirmed as serious as of this writing, but it’s a list of reminders that the people who do this for our entertainment are always a moment away from trouble.
Women’s champion Shayna Baszler was held out of action Friday night (July 26) in Columbia, Missouri due to some nagging bumps and bruises. She was back in the ring Saturday in Atlanta.
That show is where 2018 Mae Young Classic entrant and recent signee Karen Q suffered a broken ankle while picking up the win with Bianca Belair in a tag match against Rhea Ripley & Reina Gonzalez:
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to finish the #NXTRoadTrip. I’m so proud of the matches I had this weekend and grateful to have the best family, friends & coworkers. My leg is broken, but I will be back! Thanks to all who have reached out and showed me love! #HoldMyDrinkIllBeBack pic.twitter.com/0KFgnm2RLt— Karen Q (@karenmeee) July 28, 2019
Things weren’t much different on the Florida circuit. Friday night in Jacksonville, Riddick Moss was bloodied up with a likely broken nose (that’ll happen when you wrestle the Brit-Am Brawlers), but he was back on Saturday in Fort Pierce:
Great finish! Tonight showed why having good managers and solid tag team wrestling exists. Even @WWELadyRefJess & @WWEDrakeWuertz “Tag-Teamed” the final pin! Thank you @_StarDESTROYER @strongstylebrit @riddickMoss @Dorian_Mak @RobertStoneWWE @StevenCorino #NXTJacksonville pic.twitter.com/KCRug4X4QB— Josh Kristol (@figure22leglock) July 27, 2019
That second show is where what looks like it may be a more serious injury occurred, although nothing is confirmed. Rachael Evers when down with a knee injury and had to be stretchered out:
Wishing Karen Q a speedy recovery, hoping to hear good news on Evers, and reminding you... don’t try this at home.