WWE News: WWE.com Article Reports Zack Ryder "Injured"

Katie GregersonCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2012

An article posted on WWE.com today is reporting that United States champion Zack Ryder has been "seriously injured" after his run-in with Kane on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw.

It also states that, "it is unlikely he will be able to defend the United States Championship against Jack Swagger next week."

Of course, this is all part of a storyline. A rather unfortunate one, at that.

This week's edition of Raw was all kinds of strange. Brodus Clay debuted as The Funkasaurus, Chris Jericho still said nary a word and instead started crying in the middle of the ring, while Zack Ryder attempted to change a flat tire for 10 minutes as Eve wailed at him to hurry up from the passenger seat of what appeared to be a lime green Kia Soul.

We definitely could have done without that.

For months, the WWE Universe zealously called for Ryder to get a shot at Dolph Ziggler and the U.S. title. Now that he has it, however, his championship is playing second fiddle to his friendship with John Cena. There wasn't a single scene on this week's Raw that showed him holding his title.

More still remains to be said about Ryder's "injury." The article goes on to state that he will "undergo further evaluation" at next week's Raw, which means the U.S. title match could still happen.

Unfortunately, though, it doesn't seem likely. It's a shame.

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