WWE Confirms Top NXT Superstar Severely Injured After Recent Tapings

Published 08/25/2021, 2:10 PM EDT


WWE NXT superstar Timothy Thatcher ate a hell of a beat down on the latest weekly edition of WWE NXT. First, Ridge Holland mauled Thatcher after their match. Then, Danny Burch, Oney Lorcan, and Pete Dunne joined Holland and attacked Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa. Now WWE has released a statement regarding Thatcher’s status, and it’s certainly bad news for fans.

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Timothy Thatcher will be sidelined indefinitely from NXT because of an Injury

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Timothy Thatcher faced Ridge Holland in a singles match on NXT. Ridge Holland came into the match after an impressive victory at NXT Takeover 36 against Trey Baxter. Holland called out Thatcher at NXT Takeover to build hype for their match. Pete Dunne accompanied Holland for tonight’s match, whereas Tommaso Ciampa came out to support Thatcher. The match turned out to be decent as Holland, who looked impressive throughout the match, picked up the win against Thatcher.

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After the match, Holland and Ciampa shared blows at each other, but Dunne saved Holland. Numbers gained up on Ciampa and Thatcher as Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch came into the ring to aid Holland and Dunne. The four superstars delivered a brutal beat down to Thatcher and Ciampa. Now WWE has released a statement informing the fans that Thatcher has suffered an injury because of the beat down he suffered from the hands of Holland.

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Is this a legitimate injury?

Over the years, WWE has executed several kayfabe injuries on superstars to trick the WWE fans. Because of such injuries, WWE has executed several surprise returns, which the fans weren’t expecting at all. Now, looking at the scenario of Thatcher, WWE hasn’t explained what type of injury did Thatcher attain. The details about the injury and the period for its recovery are yet not revealed by WWE, which has led fans to speculate Thatcher’s injury to a decoy.

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If the injury turns to be a legitimate one, then it’s really sad news for WWE fans and the NXT show. Thatcher has got the potential to be part of the bigwigs of the NXT roster. The fact that he will be sidelined for an indefinite period will put question marks about his future at WWE. Fans can hope that the injury doesn’t come out as a serious one if it is legitimate.

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Shijas Muhammed

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Shijas Muhammed is a WWE and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. Making his way into the final stage of his bachelor's degree, Shijas has been a lifelong WWE fan. He was captivated by the Attitude Era of WWE because of its star-studded locker room.

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