Triple H injured his neck at the Raw taping this past Monday with the injury being so bad that at one point, he collapsed backstage.
According to several sources, the initial injury occurred during Triple H's handicap match against Hurricane and Rosey when Rosey legdropped H and landed on his neck and head. At one point, it was thought Triple H may have had suffered a concussion as well, but we don't have the concussion confirmed at this time.
After the handicap match, H spent a lot of time backstage icing down his neck and keeping a towel around it. He went back out for the show closing angle with Jim Ross and WWE World champion Batista and reaggravated the neck injury while taking a bump during the segment, as he collapsed upon arrival backstage at the gorilla position after the angle.
It is believed that Triple H's injury was the reason why the scheduled dark match main event (Shawn Michaels and Batista vs. Ric Flair and Triple H) was canceled. John Borchardt, who attended the Raw taping, sent word on Tuesday morning that Earl Hebner ran down from the back and yelled to ring announcer Lillian Garcia that there was no tag match.
It also appears Triple H's neck injury may have prevented Stepanie McMahon from traveling to Louisville, Kentucky with other members of WWE management and the creative team today to scout WWE's developmental talent in Ohio Valley Wrestling. The scouting went on for about four hours during this afternoon's training session, with the writers heading home prior to tonight's OVW TV taping.
I didn't catch that leg drop, but ouch. Neck injuries are always scary, especially if he collapsed backstage. However, like Spaceman Spiff mentioned, Meltzer stated it was a stinger and nothing TOO serious, so hopefully he's alright.
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Originally posted by WpobI thought for sure he was hurt right after that too. But when the match continued I figured he was OK. I don't like him but he is obviously one tough guy.
Remember, this is a guy who didnít just work through a full match after tearing his quad, but actually took the Walls of Jericho in the middle of it.
People criticize HHH a lot, and some of it is certainly justified, but his attitude about working through pain has never questionable.
Itíll be interesting to see if thereís any fallout towards Rosey from this. It almost seemed like they were building him up as a mid-card powerhouse again, and he was getting to show off a lot of offense that we hadnít seen from him since 3MW.
Originally posted by Phantom>Itíll be interesting to see if thereís any fallout towards Rosey from this. It almost seemed like they were building him up as a mid-card powerhouse again, and he was getting to show off a lot of offense that we hadnít seen from him since 3MW.
I'm still getting over the second-rope moonsault from his last singles match with Triple H. And that twirling legdrop is nothing to sneeze at, especially after he lands right on your schnoz. He's got some moves that no one else at that size is trying, and that makes him enough of a spectacle for the WWE to hopefully keep him around.
If they would just USE him, and Hurricane for that matter -- for more than just cannon fodder. I thought they missed the boat with the aborted Hurricane heel team turn during the Rhyno/Tajiri mini-feud months ago.
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My thought on that match was "Damn, Rosey is SLOPPY."
His, I dunno, style was very awkward to me at least. I'm sad that I'm right. I also thought that his ass landed on Trip's head, but just like PMV2, when he kept going, I thought it was just the illusion of perspective.
I vaguely remember him from 3MW (around the time I stopped watching), and if he's sloppy now as people say he was back then, well Rosey will fall into another dimension (OVW) and the Hurricane will have to find a new Hurri-lad.
Assuming the Curse of the Hardy's doesn't consume him next.
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