A new report has indicated that WWE is being “extra cautious” with an injured star after they cancelled a match ahead of a major show.
NXT Deadline will take place on December 10th and the show should have seen The Creed Brothers taking on Sanga and Veer Mahaan but that bout won’t take place. On NXT TV it was indicated that Julius Creed is suffering a rib injury, but it has now emerged that it is actually one of his opponents nursing a small injury.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Veer Mahaan is currently injured but WWE is desperate to have the star fit and healthy for their major show in Mahaan’s home country of India that is coming up in January 2023:
“The reason here is Veer is injured. They’re trying to protect him because Veer and Sanga have to be healthy for that India show that’s built all around them in mid-January, and there’s a lot of money involved. They basically can’t risk him being hurt to miss that show, so they pulled him from this show.”
Meltzer’s co-host Bryan Alvarez noted that the injury is understood to be minor and Mahaan could likely still compete but WWE is “being extra cautious:”
“From my understanding, he absolutely 100% could wrestle, but they are being extra cautious. Anybody else in this world would wrestle with this kind of injury. It’s like a broken finger or something.”