PW Insider is also reporting this one, albeit without the horribly grim prognosis, and it looks like Meltzer is confirming it at the Observer. That's a huge shame, because that blowoff at the next PPV could have been a classic.
If there's a silver lining here, it's that HBK could have one more Wrestlemania in him and this feud with Jericho deserves a WM blowoff.
Originally posted by GalidorProWrestling.com is reporting the HBK sustained a quite serious injury over the last couple days, and might be done. Anyone hear anything about this in a more reputable fasion?
I think the "might be done" part comes from the Observer audio show, when Bryan Alvarez goes "so do you think he might be done?" and Dave is like, "maybe. probably not." But he was asking not because of the severity of the injury, but because he's so cumulatively banged up and was contemplating retirement last year while he was out with the knee injury before they called him back when Cena got injured.
Originally posted by It's FalseIf there's a silver lining here, it's that HBK could have one more Wrestlemania in him and this feud with Jericho deserves a WM blowoff.
With a six month recovery time, it should work out perfectly.
From a storyline perspective, this is actually great --- Jericho (and Cade) team up to brutally injure HBK at Unforgiven, 'ending his career.' Then Michaels gets time off to recuperate and if he is able or willing to return by Wrestlemania, they can have the big blowoff match with Jericho in Michaels' home state. If HBK really decides to hang it up, then that match takes on Flair-at-W24 proportions.
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
WWE sure has been blessed with not-as-serious injuries this month. It's the anti-2007.
Originally posted by WO.comthe word going around is that Michaels suffered a minor tear of his triceps and will not need surgery. The match Sunday appears to be a go and Michaels may not even need any time off.
Originally posted by WWE.comAfter a comprehensive examination, it has been determined that Shawn Michaels suffered a small tear on his left triceps during a confrontation with Chris Jericho, but is medically cleared to wrestle.
Originally posted by HBKBefore the MRI, my doctor was 99.9 percent sure that I had a full tear of my triceps and that I would experience bruising, swelling and a loss of my range of motion. Through the power of prayer, none of those things happened and I am ready for Unforgiven.
I think it's a combination of that and the reluctance to let them work a WCW Cruiserweight style. They force them to work a more WWF-style (more grounded, increased punches, slower pace) than letting them go out & wow the crowd.