Injured WWE Star Pulled From Tournament


The injuries continue to mount up in WWE as another top star has been pulled out of a planned tournament match.

At Backlash France, WWE announced that the King and Queen of the Ring tournaments would begin on the 6th of May edition of Raw. This show was also notable as the rosters of each show would be locked in following the WWE Draft.

Drew McIntyre was announced as taking on Finn Balor in the King of the Ring tournament but before the show was underway Raw General Manager Adam Pearce announced that Drew McIntyre had been pulled from the tournament due to injury.

Rather than receive a bye, however, the Scottish star was replaced by Jey Uso who defeated Balor on Raw to progress in the tournament.

Asuka Replaced In WWE Queen Of The Ring

There was more bad news on Raw as Damage CTRL announced Asuka was suffering from an injury and would be forced to withdraw from the Queen of the Ring tournament. Dakota Kai was announced as Asuka’s replacement and she went on to face Lyra Valkyria in a match won by the former NXT Women’s Champion.

Asuka was in action at Backlash France where she and Kairi Sane lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship to Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill. That win saw Jade Cargill pick up the first gold in her WWE career. It is not yet known how long Asuka is expected to miss from the ring.