Braun Strowman was part of a Falls Count Anywhere match against Bobby Lashley last night on Raw, which ended prematurely when the two men crashed through the stage. Fireworks went off before referees and medical staff was able to step in and help the two men onto stretchered and then into the back of ambulances.
WWE decided that this was the perfect time to use the term “hospital” once again after having banned it for many years and forced their commentary team to refer to them as “local medical facilities.”
Lashley was later discharged from immediate care since it’s thought that he didn’t take the brunt of the fall, but Strowman was diagnosed with a ruptured spleen. The official diagnosis was later revealed as a separated pelvis, which means that the company has definitely written him off WWE TV for a while.
Strowman hasn’t been treated properly on WWE TV since his botch at WrestleMania which seemingly injured both Luke Harper and Mustafa Ali, so a few weeks away from the company could be good for him. The usual stay on the sidelines for an injury of this type is six weeks, but since Strowman usually returns much sooner than planned, he could be back in time for SummerSlam.
According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, this is a way to allow Strowman to have some time away from the ring since there were already reports that The Monster Among Men was struggling with a real injury.
“They said Braun Strowman had a ruptured spleen. I would think if you would say that then he’d be out of action for a little while,” he said via Ringsidenews.
A few weeks away could be exactly what Strowman needs right now since Paul Heyman can then pitch a return for The Monster Among Men and allow him to be the monster that he once was again. Hopefully, Heyman has a vision for the former Tag Team Champion since he’s been wasted on WWE TV over the past few weeks.