WWE has been dealing with injury issues lately. Some of the injury issues turned out to be quite severe. One of the injuries which has made headlines over the last couple of months is Ruby Riott. Following the Riott Squad being broken up during the Superstar Shake-up. Riott was not seen on television for a while. It turned out she needed surgery to fix a bilateral surgery in her shoulder. Since then, she has undergone yet another surgery. It appears that although the surgeries have been successful, she will be out of the ring for some time to come. It is expected that she will return around Royal Rumble 2020.
Another superstar whose return has not yet been decided is Ricochet. Ricochet was supposed to get the push on this week’s Raw Reunion show. However, due to an injury he had to be excluded from the show. He had an elbow infection and instead was replaced by Seth Rollins in a segment called De-Generation X. According Fightful, Ricochet’s return date is not yet decided and there are no details of his injury posted on the internal listing of WWE. One more superstar who has been through injuries late is Bobby Lashley and he has been placed on WWE’s inactive list.
Finally, Finn Balor, who is taking time off following his SummerSlam match against Bray Wyatt, missed his scheduled match for WWE Smackville earlier yesterday. He had been scheduled to face Shinsuke Nakamura, but unfortunately his match was cancelled. This was due to an unexpected injury, something that WWE did not reveal. But Fightful has since revealed to be a stomach flu. It appears to be a 24-hour bug and hopefully not more serious.