Sami Zayn adds to WWE's injury concerns

Injury concerns mount for top WWE tag team duo

by Noman Rasool
Sami Zayn adds to WWE's injury concerns

The WWE universe is abuzz with concerns following injury setbacks for its Tag Team Champions, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Their recent absence at SummerSlam, where they were scheduled to defend their titles, underscores the potential implications of their injuries on the WWE Tag Team Championship's trajectory.

Kevin Owens' injury isn't a new revelation. He was previously sidelined by an attack from The Judgment Day, a strategic move to provide a storyline explanation for his injury. However, insiders believe that Owens had been grappling with his condition for some time.

Adding to the drama, during a recent episode of Raw held in Minneapolis, Sami Zayn was slated to team up with Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins in the evening's headline match. They were set to face off against Finn Balor, Damian Priest, and Dirty Dominik Mysterio.

However, in a twist, JD McDonagh, who had earlier interfered with The Judgment Day, ambushed Zayn backstage, ensuring he didn't participate in the main event.

Behind-the-Scenes Insights on Zayn's Absence

Yet, the behind-the-scenes rumblings suggest there’s more to the story of Zayn’s unexpected absence.

Respected industry commentators Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer, on their Wrestling Observer Radio segment, shared insights about Zayn’s situation. Meltzer stated that McDonagh's attack was strategically used as a storyline veil to cover up Zayn's "bursa sac injury." Alvarez, delving deeper, pointed out, "[Zayn's] holding his elbow during the beatdown.

I'd need to rewatch the beginning segment, but the injury seemed severe. It’s uncertain how long he’ll be out." This raises pivotal questions about the WWE Tag Team Championship's future. If both champions are sidelined, how does the WWE proceed? Alvarez, commenting on this, said, "Sami was actively brawling earlier during Raw.

If there's a necessity, he might still be able to participate in a match to relinquish the titles. However, after their monumental match at WrestleMania, it would be prudent for WWE to avoid stripping them of the titles unless it's the only viable option." As fans and experts alike discuss the champions' next steps, the WWE faces tough decisions about its storyline direction and the future of the Tag Team Championship.

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