Brock Lesnar Injured Early Stage Of His Match At Summer Slam
Brock Lesnar reportedly got injured during the early stages of his loss to Cody Rhodes at Summer Slam 2023.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News), The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar suffered an undisclosed injury at the start of the match, but was able to work through it and put on one of the best performances of the night.
Meltzer also noted that while Brock Lesnar was initially advertised for other shows this year, the current plan is for him to not return until the build toward Royal Rumble in January.
At Summer Slam, Brock Lesnar battled Cody Rhodes, and lost to Rhodes via pinfall after hitting The Beast Incarnate with three consecutive Cross Rhodes. Shockingly, Lesnar shook Rhodes’ hand and embraced him after the match, which is something Brock hasn’t done often over the course of his career.
Dave Meltzer also speculated that Brock Lesnar could return sooner than anticipated for a show at Saudi Arabia in November, but for now, it is possible fans have seen the last of Brock Lesnar in 2023.
Roman Reigns Reportedly Dealing With Injury
The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns reportedly got injured early in his Summer Slam match against Jey Uso while absorbing a dive to the outside of the ring.
According to Meltzer (h/t Ringside News), the move either injured Reigns’ hip or back, and it happened at about the five-minute mark of a match that lasted for over a half hour. Reigns appeared hobbled after taking the move, but most fans likely assumed that he was merely selling the impact rather than nursing a legitimate injury.
At Summer Slam 2023, Roman Reigns successfully defeated Jey Uso in Tribal Combat match after interference of Jey’s twin brother Jimmy Uso. He shockingly turned on Jey and cost him the by attacking him. That allowed Reigns to score the victory and continue a world title run that has now lasted well beyond 1,000 days.
Shayna Baszler Injured In Summer Slam Match Against Ronda Rousey
Shayna Baszler scored arguably the biggest win of her career at SummerSlam, but it didn’t come without a price.
According to Meltzer (h/t RingsideNews), Shayna Baszler broke her right thumb and suffered a black eye during her MMA Rules victory over Ronda Rousey last weekend. In what may have been Rousey’s final match in WWE for a significant amount of time or perhaps ever, Baszler took the fight to her and caused her to pass out in the Kirifuda Clutch.
Even though injured, Baszler showed up two nights later on Monday Night Raw. It was evident that she had been in a fight, as her eye was nearly swollen shut, and she had a cast on one of her arms.
Baszler confronted Zoey Stark and beat her in a match before also having a run-in with Becky Lynch on WWE Raw.