WWE Confirms Finn Balor’s SummerSlam Injury

Finn Bálor

The inaugural WWE Universal Champion may not be able to hold the title for long.

WWE just confirmed that Finn Balor was injured last night and needs further medical evaluation.

According to WWE.com, Balor dislocated his shoulder during the match when he was powerbombed by Seth Rollins into the outside barricade — but quickly popped it back into place.

However, a post-match MRI revealed a possible labrum tear and now he’s scheduled to receive consultation from a surgeon to determine the full extent of his injuries.

WWE Universal Champion Finn Bálor injured at SummerSlam

Inaugural WWE Universal Champion Finn Bálor suffered an injury to his right shoulder against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam, WWE.com can confirm.

The injury came in the course of Bálor and Rollins’ match to determine which Superstar would become the first WWE Universal Champion, specifically when Bálor absorbed a running powerbomb to the barricade at the hands of The Architect.

“He hit the wall during the match, dislocated his shoulder and was able to put it back in himself in a split second,” said ringside physician Dr. Chris Robinson. Bálor was able to finish the match, but Dr. Robinson noted that an MRI yielded results earlier today showing “a possible labrum tear.”

The champion is currently scheduled to receive a surgical consult that will determine the extent of Bálor’s injury, as well as if and how his reign as WWE Universal Champion will be affected.

Check back with WWE.com for updates on Bálor’s condition.