WWE: Update on Finn Balor's Injury, Braun Strowman Plans, Daniel Bryan and More
The latest WWE news today includes an update on NXT Champion Finn Balor's ankle injury that happened last Friday during a live event in Nashville, Tennessee. Also, know the rumors about possible Braun Strowman plans and Daniel Bryan appearing on this week's Monday Night RAW in his hometown of Seattle, Washington.
Finn Balor Suffered a Sprained Ankle
According to What Culture, Balor sprained his ankle after using his "Coup De Grace" finisher on Samoa Joe during their match on Friday. He left the event on crutches with an ice wrap on his leg, although he appeared in a non-wrestling role the next night at the live show in Louisville.
The report noted that Balor will be re-evaluated this Monday at the WWE Performance Center and could be out a few weeks depending on the severity of his ankle sprain. He still has more than a month to recover before "NXT Takeover: Dallas" while NXT TV won't miss a beat because the show has already been taped until early March.
Vince McMahon Loves Braun Strowman Character
PWInsider is reporting via Wrestle Zone that Vince McMahon sees Strowman as a future "top guy" in the WWE. The black sheep of the Wyatt Family is said to be improving his in-ring skills and McMahon is responsible on how he is booked on television.
The report added that the reported match with The Undertaker is out of the window, but there are still big plans for him at WrestleMania. There are also plans to have Strowman face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam if he impresses during the next few months.
Daniel Bryan's Haircut Fires Up the Internet, Will he Appear on this week's RAW in Seattle?
The internet exploded on Sunday, not because of the SuperBowl, but because Daniel Bryan trimmed his famous long hair and beard. Bryan's good friend, Dr. Jimmy Yuan posted a photo on Instagram showing off Bryan's new look.
The leader of the "YES Movement" was also reported to be appearing on this week's RAW in his hometown of Seattle with Vince McMahon wanting him back on television for the Road to Wrestlemania 32, per Daily Wrestling News. A fan uploaded a photo of Bryan on Twitter while he was at an airport in Arizona waiting for his flight to Seattle.
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WWE Trademarks New Name for Tag Team
In a report by E-Wrestling News, WWE recently trademarked the name "The Revival." The Inquisitr notes that this could be the new name for NXT Tag Team champions Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson with Dash using "The Revival" as a hashtag on Twitter recently.