WWE News: Dolph Ziggler Suffers Concussion

Gone Baby GoneContributerMay 8, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

Huge news from Tuesday night's SmackDown taping, as it appears WWE World champion Dolph Ziggler suffered a concussion while interfering in a match involving Jack Swagger and Big E Langston.

According to WWE.com:

According to WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson, Ziggler was injured during the early part of the fracas after a blow to the face. A post-match examination by WWE medical staff confirmed the injury.

“He [was] having some memory difficulties and a bit of a headache … he definitely has a concussion,” said Sampson. “We’re checking him out, and going to be doing neuropsychological testing and just keep it monitored.”

Though clinically Ziggler’s concussion was confirmed, the tests – which should yield results within the next couple of days – will provide WWE medical officials with a “baseline” from which to monitor The Showoff’s clinical and neuropsychological progress as time passes.

As we all know, concussions are no joke and can take some time to heal. Sadly, this injury happened as Ziggler seemed to be on the biggest run of his WWE career. Ultimately, the WWE now has some decisions to make regarding whether or not Ziggler should be a part of the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view.

Personally, I would rather see Ziggler forfeit the title under these circumstances and take the time he needs to heal and come back in tip-top shape.

The fact is, we have seen far too many wrestlers come back too soon, causing further injuries to themselves and getting nothing out of the sacrifice. Overall, I am certain the company will do its best to protect Ziggler in order to ensure his future.

That being said, I feel the WWE also needs to reconsider how to handle its touring schedule from here on out. As this is probably the largest amount of injuries we have witnessed in recent history. 

In fact, I have got to believe this is the worst string of injuries the WWE has seen ever.

Keep in mind, the company has barely recovered from its WrestleMania 29 hangover and is now faced with a depleted main event roster and not many options to pull from. Don't get me wrong, I realize the company is not completely out of options.

However, the creative team will have to make some decisions that could alter the face of the World title picture. So hopefully, it will proceed with caution and figure out a solid plan that makes sense for both the WWE and its fans.