Braun Strowman is legit injured, but he doesn’t have a shattered elbow as they said on television. However, he does need to get some bone spurs cleaned out. So he’ll be back soon, the only question is how soon.
Mike Johnson discussed WWE’s backup plan during PW Insider Elite audio in case Braun Strowman is unable to get his elbow injury fixed up in time for December 16th’s TLC pay-per-view event.
“The expectation amongst those that I spoke to is that he will most likely make the TLC pay-per-view. But the big and I mean big asterisk there is once they cut him open they probably won’t know how bad the damage really is and you don’t know how the body is going to heal. So I was told that if they’re going to help it, they’re going to still have him on TV in some fashion. They don’t expect there’s going to be any major time away from television but you don’t know until you go in.”
“But the feeling I got from those this morning once I learned it was a legitimate injury was they could always do a very one-sided deal where he just kills Baron Corbin and wipes him out and then we wouldn’t really have to worry about him wrestling again until the Royal Rumble if that is the case and he needs some more time off in terms of physicality. So we’ll see. There was no sense of the sky is falling.”
The feeling is that Braun Strowman needs to get the surgery he needs and get back as soon as possible. If he has to miss the TLC pay-per-view, Johnson was told that they can always write it in the storyline and move the match to Raw and pop a rating for Braun vs Baron.
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