– Jason Jordan underwent neck surgery in February and hasn’t wrestled since. Now, it doesn’t sound like the Raw Superstar is returning to action any time soon.
Dave Meltzer reported two weeks ago in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Jordan’s post-neck surgery situation “is worse than expected,” and he won’t be coming back “at the present time.”
With no update on if or when Jordan’s neck issues will allow him to be cleared to return to the ring, he is taking on a role behind-the-scenes. Jordan helped produce the Naomi vs. Peyton Royce match on this week’s episode of SmackDown LIVE. Tyson Kidd was the official producer for the match, but Jordan helped out.
Jordan underwent neck surgery on February 6, which WWE Medical Director Dr. Joseph Maroon described as a “minimally invasive operation to decompress the nerve.”
WWE removed Jordan from wrestling in January, but still featured him on television in non-physical roles. This led to Jordan and Seth Rollins losing the Raw Tag Team Championship at the 2018 Royal Rumble in a match that saw Rollins handle all the physical action.
Jordan was written off Raw on February 5 when Raw Commissioner Kurt Angle ordered Jordan to go home until he was medically cleared to compete.
– Four WWE Superstars celebrated birthdays on Wednesday: Apollo Crews (31), Jey Uso (33), Jimmy Uso (33), and Neville (32).
On Instagram, WWE wished everyone except Neville a happy birthday.
On October 10, 2017, multiple sources reported that Neville walked out on the previous day’s Monday Night Raw event and appeared to have quit WWE. In January, Fightful.com reported that WWE froze Neville’s contract, keeping him under contract indefinitely or until a release is agreed upon. There’s still no word on any change regarding this.
Click here to see a photo of Neville that popped up last month.
Also celebrating a birthday on Wednesday is Booker T’s brother Stevie Ray. The former WCW star turned 60 years old.