Did Sami Zayn’s Injury Change Plans On WWE Raw?

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With so many stories and reports emerging surrounding wrestler injuries, some fans have begun wondering whether Sami Zayn’s injury on RAW caused things to change mid-show.

The August 7th episode of Monday Night RAW saw one match promoted for the main-event but a different match happening. After the show-opening segment, a six-man tag match was announced for the main-event. That match would see the Judgment Day trio of Finn Balor, Damian Priest, and Dominik Mysterio take on the team of Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins, and Sami Zayn.

However, around halfway through the show, Zayn was involved in an injury angle that saw him get attacked by JD McDonough. Moments later, WWE’s doctors pulled Zayn from that main-event, only for Zayn to return during the closing moments. However, by that point in time, Zayn had been replaced in the match by Shinsuke Nakamura.

Given this turn of events, some have wondered if Zayn was dealing with a real injury and the company scrambled to find a suitable replacement for him. However, according to Fightful Select, everything that took place on RAW regarding Zayn and the match changing mid-show went exactly as planned.

“Sami Zayn’s spots on WWE Raw were always planned like that. Nothing changed shortly before the show and wasn’t changed before or shortly into the show.”

Aside from Sami Zayn, who else in WWE is said to be either hurt or injured?

There are several wrestlers in WWE dealing with injuries right now. On RAW, Braun Strowman recently had neck surgery, Kevin Owens is suffering from some physical issues, Liv Morgan has an injured shoulder, and Sonya Deville recently suffered a torn ACL.

On SmackDown, Elton Prince of Pretty Deadly is dealing with a separated shoulder, Dakota Kai also has a torn ACL, and Roman Reigns was reported as being “hurt” following his match with Jey Uso at SummerSlam.

Additionally, Big E, Randy Orton, and R-Truth, three wrestlers not assigned to a specific brand, are all sidelined with injuries as well.

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