Found July 25, 2013 on
Source: The Wrestling Observer
Just to recap some current WWE injuries ……..
* Kofi Kingston is scheduled to return in two weeks as he is advertised for the upcoming Australia tour. Kingston was also part of the panel at the Money in the Bank PPV.
* As noted earlier here on the website, the reason why the Big Show did not return on this past Monday’s RAW where he was advertised to return was because he is still not medically cleared to return to the ring. Show has been out since Extreme Rules with a knee injury and also did not appear on the taping for next week’s RAW, which was taped this past Tuesday.
* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio suffered a broken rib during his match with Sheamus this past Monday night on RAW. Del Rio is working through the injury as he wrestled at television tapings for RAW and SmackDown this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.
* Randy Orton was pulled from television tapings for RAW on Monday and Tuesday after he was diagnosed with a low-grade concussion following a match with Alberto Del Rio last week on 7/16 in Providence. Orton denied a report on WWE.com that his injuries were serious on Twitter. Orton was already back in the ring on Wednesday night at the SmackDown taping in Corpus Christi that airs this Friday on Syfy.
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According to a report from F4WOnline.com, Alberto Del Rio suffered a broken rib in his match with Sheamus on Monday night’s RAW, but as of right now, he’s planning on working through it.
There’s talk that he may need some time off to let the rib heal. With a few weeks between now and SummerSlam, it would not be shocking if Del Rio takes it very lightly between now and the...
- Embedded below is footage of Ryback cutting a promo for WWE’s Australia RAW World Tour. The tour kicks off this Friday in Melbourne, followed by an event on Saturday in Sydney.
- As a reminder, Sheamus is at The National Guard Armory in Corpus Christi this afternoon until 1PM.
- As noted earlier, WWE reported that Randy Orton suffered a cervical strain and cervical neuropraxia...
– WWE tapes Superstars and SmackDown tonight in Corpus Christi, TX. The main event will be Rob Van Dam vs. Alberto Del Rio. As we’ve been reporting, the company will tape another SmackDown taping tomorrow night. That taping will be for next week’s show. The SmackDown crew will then join the RAW crew in Australia.
– Speaking of the RAW crew, they are already on their way to...
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Alberto Del Rio defeats Rob Van Dam
- Christian defeated Rob Van Dam and Randy Orton in a triple threat at last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings, to air on August 2nd, and became the new #1 contender. Here’s the updated confirmed SummerSlam card:
WWE Title Match
Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena
World Heavyweight Title Match
Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio
CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar
Possible Spoiler on Punk vs. Lesnar, Another...
- Jerry Lawler will be throwing out the first pitch for The Gateway Grizzlies on August 9th at their game against the Rockford Aviators. Wrestling legends Harley Race, Rocky Johnson, Ken Patera, Baron Von Raschke and Larry Matysik will also be appearing.
- WWE will tape the July 31st Main Event and the August 2nd SmackDown tonight from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. CM Punk...
– Tons of Funk defeated the Prime Time Players in a dark match prior to the tapings.
– No dark match main event took place after the tapings.
– JBL was not on commentary for Tuesday night’s RAW tapings in Laredo. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler worked the show.
– Randy Orton was advertised for the tapings, but did not appear.
– There was a big fight in the crowd at Tuesday...
– FOX News recently spoke with WWE’s Natalya about the upcoming premiere of the Total Divas reality series on E!.
– WWE developmental worker, James Bronson, is currently recovering from back surgery. Bronson’s procedure was done by Dr. James Maroon. Bronson (age 38) is the son of Neil Freidman, the president of Mattel from 2005 until 2011. Freidman was also most recently...
We are in Corpus Christi, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘Next on Mystery Announcers’ Cole and John ‘When do we get General Manager: Impossible’ Layfield.Before our first match, Damien Sandow has something to say. He tells the halfwits of Corpus Christi hello. He wants them to say hello to their uncrowned World Champion and then he demands SILENCE. He is grateful that...
- WWE taped the following matches tonight in Houston, Texas to air on next week’s SmackDown, the August 2nd episode:
* CM Punk vs. Fandango
* Cody Rhodes vs. Jack Swagger
* Sin Cara vs. Big E Langston
* Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee for the Divas Title
* Christian vs. Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam for a shot at the World Heavyweight Title
- There are current TNA talents who have tried to talk to WWE as of late, about how to go about getting out of their deals, but WWE refuses to talk to them since they’re under contract to TNA. WWE has been monitoring who is being released from TNA. The feeling is that Matt Morgan will likely be WWE-bound by the end of the year.- There has been some backstage heat on The Shield...