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WWE News:  Cesaro's dental injury more painful than initially believed

17.78K   //    26 Sep 2017, 11:15 IST

There is a good reason why the WWE made this photo of Cesaro from No Mercy black & white...

What's the story?

One day after WWE No Mercy, PWInsider and the WWE provided an update on Cesaro's dental injury that occurred during the Raw Tag Team Championship match. The pain Cesaro endured was much worse than originally thought as Cesaro actually pushed his front teeth up into his gums.

In case you didn't know...

Dean Ambrose delivered a Superkick to Cesaro in the middle of the match. To sell the move, Cesaro would fall towards the turnbuckle, but unfortunately he misjudged his distance from the padding and completely smashed his teeth into the corner.

The heart of the matter...

At first, WWE doctors thought Cesaro broke his front teeth in the collision with the turnbuckle, but after Dr. Daquino of the WWE Medical Staff examined him on Monday, he found the teeth pushed up through his gums by about three to four millimeters.

Dr. Daquino would further explain the situation with the quote below:

“The next step is for him to see a maxillofacial surgeon today, most likely removing the teeth and then having some implants made. So hopeful we will have him up and running after Tuesday or so.”

The WWE also reported that Cesaro received three stitches in his bottom lip, but that was the least of his worries in the gruesome scene from No Mercy. Cesaro was able to continue on in the match; which lasted a good ten minutes after the injury occurred.

What's next?

Cesaro probably won't be out of action for too terribly long, but don't expect him at Monday Night Raw tonight. Sheamus and Cesaro have been one of the best tag teams of 2017, but now that they're out of the championship picture, their next steps are unclear.

They could take this injury of Cesaro's and turn them into a babyface tag team. The crowd was already cheering this team because how well they have worked together and expect the WWE Universe to give Cesaro a huge reaction on his return.

If they go the babyface route, they could have Sheamus and Cesaro feud with The Club (Gallows & Anderson) next, or even the Miztourage.


Author's take...

I still cringe when thinking about the injury from last night. This could be the most gruesome injury to occur in a WWE ring since a ladder busted Joey Mercury's head wide open from a TLC match in 2006.

I don't think anyone was ever questioning the toughness of Cesaro going into this match, but it is pretty much impossible to question him after continuing on to deliver what I thought was the match of the evening at No Mercy.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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