From the WWE Rumor Mill: Finn Balor may have injured his shoulder in his match against The Revival on Raw
In case you didn't know...
Finn Balor teamed with Karl Anderson to take on The Revival on Monday Night Raw, and while The Balor Club defeated the dastardly heels in a short amount of time, Balor seemed to be struggling with his shoulder after the match. In fact, it seemed to be hurting him so much that Karl Anderson had to raise The Demon King's other hand in victory instead.
What's the story?
Balor already took a huge hit in momentum after losing to John Cena in last week's main event on Monday Night Raw and really needed to gain some momentum this week on Raw. Unfortunately for The Balor Club, they were thrust into a tag team match against The Revival, where Balor seemed to hurt his arm/shoulder area.
The incident seemed to occur when Balor went for one of his thrilling dropkicks in the corner, but he landed a little awkwardly on the ground. Of course, Balor was able to continue the match, even hitting a slingblade and a Balor stomp, but he seemed to be favoring his arm after the contest ended.
The heart of the matter
Like it or not, if Balor was injured during the match against The Revival, he risks being sidelined during WrestleMania for the second year in a row. While that might not sound like such a bad thing, especially with him seemingly already out of the title hunt, it's probably not going to raise his stock with the WWE either.
In the end, another injury for Balor robs him of a WrestleMania moment and also could hurt his chances of chasing the title later on.
Balor was later announced as one of the four competitors for the last chance fatal-four-way match next week on Raw to determine who will be added to the men's Elimation Chamber match, but who knows if he will be able to compete after the way he was holding his shoulder after the match?
Hopefully Balor isn't injured, but it's really hard to care with all the meaningless storylines they have been putting him in. It honestly just seems like squash match after squash match for Balor and that's really killing his momentum with fans right now. Not only that, if he really is injured, he would be much better off resting instead of risking injury for further pointless matches.