WWE News: Update on Lars Sullivan's injury; when he will be back
What's the story?
We reported five days ago that Lars Sullivan had been dropped from NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia because he had suffered an injury. At the time we didn't know what injury that was, but now Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio has stated that Lars was dealing with a knee injury.
In case you didn't know...
Lars Sullivan looked like he was heading into a feud with Killian Dain or Roderick Strong following his brutal #1 Contendership Fatal Fourway encounter with the 'Beast of Belfast' and Strong challenging him in a promo.
However, neither match came to fruition and Sullivan simply disappeared from NXT television, with his proposed TakeOver match being removed from the card. Many assumed this was because Sullivan would appear in the Royal Rumble, but that didn't happen either.
The heart of the matter
On the recent Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that Lars Sullivan was dealing with a knee injury and another health issue, but wouldn't elaborate on the other health issue.
Meltzer then added that Sullivan was expected to be back working with the company within the next week or so, meaning he'll be back at house shows and should appear in the March television tapings.
The timing couldn't have been worse for Lars Sullivan really. He was quickly cementing himself as an entertainment giant with his matches against Kassius Ohno, and his confrontation with Killian Dain in the Fatal Fourway. Although I have serious doubts he was on his way to a main event title match against Andrade "Cien" Almas TakeOver: New Orleans as has been reported.
We were the first to report that Sullivan was injured, and it's great to get that confirmed by someone as reputable as Dave Meltzer.
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