It would seem that the injury bug has hit the WWE just as they are coming up on their second biggest pay-per-view event of the year, SummerSlam. Not only has, as The Bleacher Report is reporting, Bailey been officially ruled out of SummerSlam due to a separated shoulder—but one-half of Tag Team The Revival, Scott Dawson also looks like he will probably miss the event as well.
The Revival did wrestle at a house show in London, Ontario on Aug. 6, 2017, but Dawson was sporting some heavy taping on his right arm which had people talking. Early reports were unsure whether the injury was just a partial bicep tear or something more serious.
— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) August 6, 2017
Of course, everyone was hoping for the former as that would mean it could have been rehabilitated without surgery and the recovery time frame for that would have been three to six weeks. That would still have probably meant missing SummerSlam on Aug. 20, 2017, but it would have been a much better outcome than surgery. However, later in the day, WWE.com was reporting the bad news.
The site confirmed that the injury happened during a match between The Revival and Cesaro & Sheamus. And they also posted a statement from WWE Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann calling the injury “consistent with a ruptured right distal biceps tendon.” Dawson will have a surgical consult this week, but Dr. Amann did say that the treatment will most likely require “surgical repair.”
The WWE.com report didn’t provide any details on a time table for Dawson’s return to the ring. However, a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet earlier in the day was putting a recovery in the four -to-six-month range if surgery is required.
The Revival are two-time NXT Tag-Team Champs, and it was looking like they were going to be facing The Hardy Boyz at SummerSlam in Brooklyn, New York. But, obviously, that won’t happen if Dawson’s injury is as bad as the reports suggest.
This is bad news for The Revival, as they were just starting to get a nice push after the other half of the tag team, Dash Wilder had recently returned from a fractured jaw. But Dash is confident that they will be back as strong as ever:
One arm. Broken jaw. Doesn't matter. We're still the best tag team walking the planet. You can delay us, but you can't stop us.
— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) August 7, 2017
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