Following brutal beatdowns for entirely different reasons, WWE has provided medical updates on both Sasha Banks and Big E.
Sasha Banks was brutally assaulted by her friend, SmackDown Women's Champion, Bayley, after the duo failed to regain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. The vicious attack lasted several minutes with Bayley attacking both the injured knee and the neck of her former friend.
As of now, WWE says Banks has been evaluated but hasn't provided further clarification on the severity of her injury.
Big E, on the other hand, was assaulted in the parking lot by Sheamus effectively taking him out of the number one contender Fatal 4-Way match to determine who would challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at WWE Clash of Champions. WWE says Big E is currently undergoing a "battery of tests."
After a wild night on SmackDown, Sasha Banks and Big E found themselves in need of medical attention.
The Boss seemingly sustained a knee injury after crashing into the ring post during the WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Match, then being on the receiving end of Shayna Baszler’s relentless offense. But the worst was yet to come for Banks. After she refused medical attention, Banks was brutally attacked by her partner and best friend, Bayley, who culminating the assault by wrapping a steel chair around Banks’ neck and jumping off the second rope to stomp on it. Banks was taken from the WWE ThunderDome in an ambulance. WWE.com can confirm that Banks was taken to a local medical facility and is being evaluated.
Big E was initially scheduled to take part in the Fatal 4-Way to determine who will challenge Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Clash of Champions. However, Sheamus ambushed Big E prior to the match, driving him through the windshield of a car with White Noise. Big E suffered lacerations as a result of the attack. He was taken to a local medical facility, where he is undergoing a battery of tests.
Stick with WWE.com and WWE’s Digital and Social platforms for more on Sasha Banks and Big E as updates become available.
Fightful will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and report any and all updates when they are made available.
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