Recent WWE NXT Injuries May Be Caused By New Coach’s Training Methods
There have been several notable injuries in WWE’s developmental system and NXT brand recently, which has led some people to question their training methods.
It is unfortunate when anybody gets hurt in pro wrestling. Sometimes it happens in a match on live TV, at a live event, it can happen while working out or even training in the ring. However, it’s important to train the right way to try to limit those injuries as best you can.
Sol Ruca is a talented young performer that impressed a lot of people in NXT, but unfortunately, she suffered a torn ACL that will sideline anymore from eight to ten months. Nikkita Lyons suffered the same injury a few months ago.
The NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell suffered a foot injury during the April 25th TV show, but she was able to finish the match. Grayson Waller also may have suffered an injury on that show.
In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer wrote about how the training methods in WWE’s developmental system have led to some people questioning if that’s the reason why there have been a lot of injuries of late.
“As noted last week, there are also a number of wrestlers who have yet to make it to TV who are out with injuries. There are those who have blamed the current workouts they are putting the talent through as being counterproductive due to all the injuries. One person noted the new strength and conditioning coach has talent lifting heavy all the time and there is a feeling that heavy lifting that puts any stress on knees, shoulders or backs, is counterproductive for a wrestling style that also puts so much stress on those same body parts.”
“The former coach was about doing athletic drills and trying to develop explosiveness and the complaints are that now it is more about increasing strength in different lefts by going heavy.”
Elsewhere on NXT TV this week, Carmelo Hayes defeated Grayson Waller to retain the NXT in a match that was praised heavily by Booker T.