WWE, AEW, TNA, NJPW Wrestler Injury Report List: Expected Returns, Inactives | Fightful

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WWE RAW

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Braun Strowman: Braun confirmed on 6/2/23 in an Instagram post that he had neck fusion surgery on his C4/C5 Vertebrae. He last wrestled on May 1st, 2023.

CM Punk: Punk tore his triceps at the Royal Rumble. There is no estimated return date.

Dexter Lumis: Inactive since May 29th, 2023.

Erik of The Viking Raiders: In an Instagram post on November 1st, Erik announced that he had C6/C7 neck fusion surgery. He will be out for the foreseeable future.

Nikki Cross: Nikki is considered inactive. She last wrestled on the November 6th, 2023 edition of Raw.

Piper Niven: Fightful Select reported that Piper suffered a hand injury. She last wrestled on February 5th.

Seth "Freakin" Rollins: Fightful Select reported Seth tore his MCL along with a partially torn meniscus from his match on the 1/15/24 edition of Raw.

Sonya Deville: Torn ACL on July 28, 2023.

WWE SMACKDOWN

Charlotte Flair: On the 12/15/23 SmackDown, WWE Commentator Kevin Patrick said Flair will miss at least nine months after tearing her ACL, MCL, and Meniscus. Per PWInsider, Charlotte will have surgery as soon as scheduled.

Shotzi: It was confirmed that Shotzi has a torn ACL. She suffered the injury on February 13th when NXT was filming for their February 20th episode. Shotzi is expected to miss nine months or more.

Sheamus: Sheamus is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury. Sheamus last wrestled on the August 18th edition of SmackDown.

WWE Unassigned:

Alexa Bliss: Announced her pregnancy on May 30th, 2023.

Brock Lesnar: Inactive, Removed from future creative considerations

Big E: Broken neck on March 11, 2022. He says he feels 100%, though he has no estimated return date.

Carmella: Carmella is out for the remainder of 2023 and at least part of 2024. She and her husband, Corey Graves, recently announced the birth of their child.

Robert Roode: Robert has not wrestled on TV since June 2022 due to a neck injury. He has been working as a producer. Roode recently told Chris Van Vliet that he is cleared but is happy producing.

Tamina: Inactive since February 2023. Has been backstage at multiple events.

Titus O'Neil: Titus has not wrestled since November 2020. He says he's not retired and healing from a knee injury. Has been backstage at several shows of late.

WWE NXT:

Cora Jade: It's been reported that Cora will be out of action because of a torn ACL on January 12th.

Meiko Satomura: Inactive

Wendy Choo: Undisclosed injury; Last wrestled on May 19th. Shawn Michaels said on the NXT Great American Bash Media Call on 7/27/23 that Choo is rehabbing her injuries.

Wes Lee: Vic Joseph announced on the 12/05/23 edition of NXT that Lee will require back surgery and would be out of action for 8-12 months.

AEW

Adam Cole: Announced on the 9/27/23 AEW Dynamite that he broke his ankle in three places and will need surgery. Adam appeared at AEW Worlds End on 12/30. He is still in a walking boot.

Bandido: An update was provided by Bandido on December 1st. He says he does not know how long he will be out of action with his injured wrist.

Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.: On the December 28th Media Call for AEW's Worlds End PPV. AEW President Tony Khan said that Baker is on the injured list. Fightful Select reported she was backstage visiting at the 12/27 AEW Dynamite in Orlando.

Chuck Taylor: It was stated on the 1/17/24 Dynamite that Taylor is dealing with an injured ankle. There is no timetable set for his return.

CJ Perry: Inactive

Jamie Hayter: Hayter has been out of action since late May of 2023. Fightful Select confirmed that she would be out for the foreseeable future and will likely return in 2024.

Jeff Hardy: Hardy was knocked out during the AEW Rampage 2/16/24 taping on 2/14. Hardy broke his nose.

Juice Robinson: Fightful Select confirmed that Juice will be out for the foreseeable future due to a back injury. There is no known return date.

Keith Lee: Tony Khan announced that Keith Lee is injured and was not cleared to participate against Swerve Strickland at Worlds End. There is no timetable for his return.

Kenny Omega: On December 15th, Omega posted on X that he would be out indefinitely. The reason Omega was hospitalized was because he was diagnosed with diverticulitis.

Kota Ibushi: Kota wrestled Naomichi Marufuji at NOAH's The New Year Show. NOAH announced Kota had been diagnosed with a right tibiofibular ligament tear and a right ankle lateral ligament complex injury. There is no timetable set for his return.

Kyle O'Reilly: Neck fusion surgery in 2022. O'Reilly is not expected back in 2023. Fightful Select reported on 12/6 that O'Reilly has been backstage at shows.

Mark Davis: On October 2nd, 2023, Davis tweeted that he snapped his wrist, and it has not been determined how long he will be out due to injury. Davis is booked for a match on the Jericho Cruise in late January.

MJF: In a social media post, which has since been deleted, MJF stated that he has a torn labrum. Fightful Select was told it was a legitimate injury.

PAC: Undisclosed Injury, was injured on the 8/4/23 Rampage taping. Vignette promoting his eventual return aired on AEW Revolution 2024 Zero Hour.

Parker Boudreaux: Undisclosed injury

Penelope Ford: Inactive

Rey Fenix: Undisclosed injury; however, in an interview with Denise Salcedo, he said he would return to the ring soon. There is no timetable set for his return.

RUSH: In a social media post on March 1st, RUSH says he is cleared to wrestle and has no Visa issue.

Scorpio Sky: Inactive, last wrestled on October 7th, 2023.

Stu Grayson: Grayson last wrestled in AEW on the August 30th, 2023 edition of Dynamite.

Tay Melo: Maternity leave. Recently gave birth.

Wheeler Yuta: Fightful Select reported on 2/16/24 that Yuta is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Yuta last wrestled on the January 10th episode of Rampage.

TNA

Joe Doering: Inactive; announced in August of 2022 that he had brain cancer.

KiLynn King: It was announced that KiLynn has a Torn ACL; KiLynn shared on her Instagram that she had her surgery. She is expected to miss 9-12 months.

Mark Andrews: Announced in a social media post on December 8th that he will miss at least 12 weeks due to a calf injury. Andrews says it is a Grade 3 C tendon tear.

NJPW

Gabriel Kidd: NJPW announced that Kidd would be out of action due to an undisclosed injury. Currently, there is no scheduled return date.

HENARE: HENARE suffered a head injury at NJPW New Beginning on February 11th. There is no set date for his return.

Master Wato: NJPW on January 23rd announced that Master Wato has a Torn ACL; it is currently not known how long he will be sidelined.

Satoshi Kojima: Satoshi will miss some time due to an MCL injury. There is no set return date at this time.

MLW:

None

AAA:

Vikingo: Vikingo injured his knee in a match on Saturday, February 17th. It is feared that Vikingo could have ligament damage. However, that is not confirmed. Vikingo will likely miss an extended period of time.

OTHERS:

Ashley Vox: Delmi Exo said on Fightful's Into The Weeds that her sister and tag team partner Ashley Vox is dealing with a shoulder injury and does not have an ETA on return.

Cara Noir: Shared an injury update via Twitter on July 14th. He believes he could be out for 12 months or longer. Noir suffered multiple injuries in his foot at Progress 151 on April 23, 2023.

Cassie Lee: Inactive.

Davienne: "Not accepting bookings for the foreseeable future" while sidelined

Kidd Bandit: Kidd Bandit stated in a Social Media post on 9/13 that they will be out for two months with an undisclosed injury.

Maki Itoh: Itoh and TJPW announced that she had been experiencing numbness in her arm since her January 4 bout against Rina Yamashita. She did have an MRI and will take some time off to rest and get treatment.

Mercedes Mone: Right leg injury at NJPW Resurgence on 5/21/23. Expected to debut in AEW in March

Sanely: CMLL announced in a Press Release that Sanely tore her right MCL, damaged her ACL, and will miss 6-8 months.

Shayne Hawke: Announced in a tweet on July 12th, 2023, that he has a broken neck and back. He will be out for the foreseeable future.

Valentina Rossi: On 2/14, Valentina posted on X that she would be out for an extensive amount of time with a torn ACL & Meniscus

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