Breaking News: WWE Star Out Indefinitely
Posted by Cory Radford Friday, June 8, 2012
As I stated when I started “Cory Unfiltered” this is mainly a football blog. But also I stated I would have professional wrestling thoughts and breaking news from time to time. Like when I broke that the 2012 Royal Rumble would take place in St.Louis months before the WWE made the announcement.
Now I have more breaking news that none of the dirt sheets, none of the insider wrestling websites know or have reported.
According to a source very close to the situation, I can confirm that WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio suffered what is being told to me as a “serious concussion” at the company’s Smackdown Tapings on Tuesday June 5th. Kane had to replace Del Rio in the “dark match” main event against Sheamus in a Steel Cage. Kane has replaced Del Rio on the Smackdown house shows for the next week against Sheamus. As of right now there are many high ranking figures in the WWE that do not believe Del Rio will receive medical clearance for June 17th, the date of the WWE Pay-Per-View “No Way Out” in which Del Rio is scheduled to wrestle Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship. There is contingency plans being discussed as to who would replace Del Rio at No Way Out, including pulling Kane from the WWE Championship triple threat match against WWE Champion C.M. Punk and Daniel Bryan and placing Kane in a World Heavyweight Championship match with Sheamus. Other plans are to hold a Battle Royal or a “Beat the Clock” series at the June 11th Smackdown tapings to determine Sheamus’ opponent at No Way Out. Word is that VinceMcMahon and Triple H are becoming worried that Alberto Del Rio can not be relied due to injury concerns and is being compared to “Mr.Kennedy” (TNA’s Mr.Anderson) backstage.
Wow. What the hell am I reading? Del Rio has only been seriously injured twice in his whole career: first, the groin injury and second, this concussion. And he’s not the only injured guy on the roster. Yeah, let’s call him unreliable for suffering an accidental injury on a work schedule so stressful that you’re bound to get injured at one point in your career… At least he didn’t get suspended for 60 days for doing stupid shit on purpose.
Now I’m not sure how concussions work exactly… But I think(?) Berto can still work the match. He booped his head during the brawl with Sheamus and after that, he seemed fine during his match with Khali. Maybe just keep the match simple and let Sheamus win (preferably not via Brogue Kick) and let Berto rest it out for the rest of the month… that is assuming if the concussion is not actually as serious as the article claims. Sigh. They spent weeks building up this feud (and the build-up has been fantastic, I might add). It would be a shameful thing, lobster head, to throw it all away but what can ya do? :(
I’m sad now. And now I wait for the WWE’s final verdict on this match.