As fans, we clamored for the better part of three years for a Shield reunion. What we didn’t anticipate was … maybe the Shield reunion would be cursed? Because it is for sure cursed.
First, Roman Reigns became very seriously ill, meaning that the first match of the actual Shield reunion didn’t actually contain the Shield. Instead, Kurt Angle had to fill in, in adorable dad cosplay. Then a revolving door of guest stars played the role of Roman Reigns during a European tour, including Triple H, guy who literally caused the Shield to break up in the first place. Sure, whatever.
Another part of the curse was Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins losing their Raw Tag Team Championship prior to Survivor Series, depriving us of Ambrose and Rollins vs. heel Usos. THIS IS MAYBE THE WORST PART OF THE CURSE.
Oh wait, no, that is not worst part of the curse, because now there’s a legitimate injury that’s going to keep Dean Ambrose out of action for the foreseeable future.
On Tuesday, a report came in that Ambrose’s storyline injury at the hands of the Bar and Samoa Joe was in service of explaining away an actual, legitimate arm injury that Ambrose suffered at some point. On Tuesday, Ambrose traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, to get checked out. The news wasn’t good, and now he’ll need surgery.
WWE.com announced Ambrose will undergo triceps surgery soon, and that there won’t be a timeline for a potential return to action until doctors can determine what exactly is going on inside his arm.
After sustaining an injury to his right arm last night during Raw, Dean Ambrose is currently undergoing further examination by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, WWE.com can confirm.
“An MRI has shown suspicion for a high-grade triceps tendon injury, possibly a tear, so he is undergoing surgical exploration and most likely surgical repair of the torn triceps tendon,” WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann told WWE.com. “That surgery will be happening later this evening, and we should have some further updates either later tonight or tomorrow morning as to what the findings were, what the structures that were damaged were, and also a timeline for recovery.”
We wish all the best to Ambrose and a speedy recovery. We also wish that the dang Shield reunion will actually happen without everyone falling gravely ill or getting hurt. Be careful, please, everyone.