Disaster may well have struck for one star on NXT.
After the match Bron Breakker continued the attack on Wagner, targetting his head which has been an integral part of Wagner’s development in NXT. Wagner has revealed in recent months that a medical condition caused him to require surgery on his skull when he was just fifteen months old. It was that surgery that caused a prominent forehead that led to years of childhood bullying.
Bron Breakker took things further than bullying, however, as Breakker put Wagner’s head on the bottom set of steel steps before crashing down the top half onto Wagner’s head. However, before he struck the brutal blow, WWE cut to black, just leaving the audio of the incident with the commentary team selling the drama.
“Aspects went wrong” with scary NXT spot
Now Bodyslam.net has reported that several fans in attendance at the show felt an air of panic as the EMTs and other WWE agents who came to ringside to deal with Wagner seemed “exceptionally worried.” It was also noted that the steps did make contact with the back of Wagner’s head and neck.
A backstage employee at NXT noted a general air of panic after the spot as Breakker “hit him in the head accidentally.” It was confirmed that the screen cutting to black was always part of the plan so the blow was not shown on TV but also noted that “aspects went wrong” with the spot that split Wagner open.
Footage and photos from after the show did the rounds online with blood clearly visible on bandages that had been wrapped around Von Wagner’s head.