Wade Barrett’s injury last night came about quite unexpectedly, and at probably the worst possible time. On the night after he gave a powerful showing at Elimination Chamber, Barrett took a hard fall from the Big Show’s Ziggler toss to the outside of the ring—which also injured Ziggler.
Barrett’s reaction was genuine and viewers and fellow superstars could tell he was in obvious pain and that something didn’t go according to plan.
It was actually quite alarming.
It was an extremely sloppy match with many superstars still ailing from the chamber match. I personally feel this match could’ve happened next week. Having it the next night seemed a little too soon to name a number one contender.
Then again, Creative obviously needed to make the early push for the Jericho/CM Punk rivalry for Wrestlemania. I even saw Barrett having the opportunity to make a big splash at Wrestlemania.
With Barrett's injury sidelining him for many weeks, I can see many superstars taking up the helm of either being a top heel on the show, or simply making a move to prominence in the coming weeks on the road to Wrestlemania.