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NXT offers kayfabe injury updates, but still quiet on the possibly real one

Last night (Oct. 6), WWE posted an injury update for NXT coming out of Sunday’s TakeOver 31.

Neither was unexpected. Kushida worked over Velveteen Dream’s arm in the course of their match, and after making Dream tap to arm bar. Whatever Ridge Holland did to Adam Cole off camera left him unconscious and unable to walk off under his own power after Holland threw him into the ring area to end the show.

Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream are both listed as injured following the events of NXT TakeOver 31, has learned.

Cole suffered broken ribs and contusions due to an apparent attack suffered at the hands of powerful newcomer Ridge Holland. Holland dropped Cole’s limp body at ringside following the conclusion of the NXT Championship main event between Finn Bálor and Kyle O’Reilly, prompting his fellow Undisputed ERA members to call for immediate medical attention.

Velveteen Dream, meanwhile, suffered a fractured wrist after facing Kushida at TakeOver 31. Kushida forced Dream to submit to the Hoverboard Lock and then continued the onslaught after the bell, armbarring Dream until officials interjected. Despite the injury, Dream is medically cleared as tolerated.

These injuries are on top of the previously reported injuries incurred by Bálor and O’Reilly during their intense and acclaimed title bout. Get updates on both Superstars’ condition this Wednesday on NXT on USA.

Unsurprisingly, word is the Cole and Dream injuries are kayfabe. But we’ve heard reports (and seen with our eyes) the Bálor and O’Reilly ones aren’t. Kyle’s sounds superficial, but there’s been no word on the champ’s condition since talk of a broken jaw in the hours after TakeOver. If that’s really what it is, we could see the brand’s top belt vacated for the second time in as many months.

As WWE says, we’ll find out tonight.

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