Burch’s injury could force NXT to change plans

Burch’s injury could force NXT to change plans
Burch’s injury could force NXT to change plans

NXT’s latest episode was all about setting up big angles for next month’s two night TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, and the Injury Report coming out of that Mar. 17 show continues those efforts.

Matt Camp’s item about NXT champion Finn Bálor being hurt by his TakeOver challenger is here, and sounds completely kayfabe. It did look like Jordan Devlin busted fellow Cruiserweight champ Santos Escobar up with a headbutt, but the Legado Del Fantasma frontman will be fine. Tag champ Danny Burch, however…

Multiple sites have reported the shoulder separation that took him out of Wednesday’s main event is legitimate. No word yet on the severity, but he’ll probably be out for a few months as a result. If Triple H & team were counting on having the Tag belts defended at Stand & Deliver, they’ll probably need to go to Plan B or Plan C. Maybe Pete Dunne can team with Oney Lorcan? Or in the likely event Dunne is already pencilled in to face someone else on April 7 & 8, they may have to vacate the championship and let MSK & Grizzled Young Veterans fight for the straps. If they’re healthy that is…

We’ll see what they do after they find out how severe the 39 year old Brit’s injury is. In the meantime, here’s Matt Camp’s latest, and the full list of what it covers:

  • Danny Burch: possible separated shoulder; awaiting test results
  • Finn Bálor: various injuries; medically cleared as tolerated but expected to be 100% by TakeOver: Stand & Deliver
  • Santos Escobar: tongue laceration; day-to-day but expected to be fully cleared by next week

For complete results and the live blog for NXT this week click here. To read a recap & review of all the night’s events click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.

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