PWInsider is reporting that Finn Balor will undergo an evaluation today in Columbus, Ohio, prior to tonight's live broadcast of Raw.
Balor sustained a concussion last week during a match against Jinder Mahal on the April 10 episode of Raw.
The concussion happened on this nasty-looking forearm by Mahal:
WHAT A FOREARM BY @JinderMahal #RAW #SuperstarShakeUp pic.twitter.com/BSX7bspyrT— Italo Santana (@BulletClubItal) April 11, 2017
WHAT A FOREARM BY @JinderMahal #RAW #SuperstarShakeUp pic.twitter.com/BSX7bspyrT
— Italo Santana (@BulletClubItal) April 11, 2017
The way Finn's body flails around and how he hits, plus the mat burn on his forehead/nose afterwards, this seems like a legit knock out. pic.twitter.com/acbSdQW7Ij— It's KFG (@KungFu_Grip) April 11, 2017
The way Finn's body flails around and how he hits, plus the mat burn on his forehead/nose afterwards, this seems like a legit knock out. pic.twitter.com/acbSdQW7Ij
— It's KFG (@KungFu_Grip) April 11, 2017
Balor has been plagued by injuries since joining the main roster of WWE during the draft last summer, which kicked off the revival of the brand split between Raw and Smackdown. In fact, the contest against Mahal marked his first singles match on television since returning from a shoulder injury, which he suffered at Summerslam and kept him out of action for almost eight months. Balor finished the match at Summerslam to become the first-ever WWE Universal Champion but had to vacate the title the very next night on Raw. He returned to TV on Raw the night after WrestleMania, teaming with Seth Rollins against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe.
After getting concussed, Balor was held off of this weekend's loop of live events by the Raw brand and will have to pass an impact test before he will be cleared to return to action.
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