Tonight’s scheduled main event for, well, WWE Main Event, was altered due to Christian being legitimately unable to compete.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Christian has been diagnosed with a minor concussion. He will remain out of action until he passes impact testing. This is Christian’s second concussion in less than a year. Christian suffered a concussion while Randy Orton on Monday Night Raw on Aug. 26, which kept him on the sidelines for five months.
He was originally scheduled to challenge Big E Langston for the Intercontinental Championship. Instead, it was announced at the start of the show that there would be a triple-threat match to determine the No. 1 contender to Big E’s title, with the winner challenging for the belt later in the show.
The match included Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler, with Ziggler picking up the victory in a dangerously botched finish. Langston cleanly defeated Ziggler in the main event to retain his title.
It’s a shame that juries have been an issue for Captain Charisma over the last several years. At the risk of sounding pessimistic, a string of concussions is never a good sign.
Before the concussions became an issue, it was shoulder trouble that plagued the former World Heavyweight Champion. Christian was a late pull from WrestleMania XXVIII in 2012 due to shoulder injuries, and unfortunately re-injured himself only a few months after returning. He took a leave of absence to heal, missing 10 months (and a second straight WrestleMania) in the process.
It would be a shame for Christian to miss his third straight WrestleMania due to injury. Hopefully this turns out to be nothing serious and Christian will be back in action shortly.