Another Top WWE Star Dealing With An Injury

Alberto Del Rio

When the news hit Thursday that Sheamus was placed in a cast for arm tendonitis, word was that there was yet another WWE Superstar with an injury we’d learn about soon.

According to, that Superstar is none other than Alberto Del Rio. The former WWE Champion is apparently suffering for a lower back issue that caused him to work Raw on Monday in a non-physical role and miss SmackDown entirely.

Del Rio was involved in Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view in several ways — working a one-on-one match with Kalisto, taking part in The League of Nations beatdown of then-WWE World Heavyweight Championship Roman Reigns and finally working as an official participant in the Royal Rumble Match itself. It seems the injury either occurred or flared up at the event.

It should be interesting to see whether he works this weekend’s live events. He is one of the top WWE Superstars advertised for events in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Saturday) and Tupelo, Mississippi (Sunday).