UPDATE: According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rick Boogs may have suffered a torn patella tendon. Depending on the severity of the tear, Boogs could be out for as long as 12 months.
Update on Boogs is possibly torn patella tendon.— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) April 3, 2022
The original article can be found below:
Wrestlemania 38 got off to worrisome start, as a wrestler may have suffered a significant injury during the opening match. Rick Boogs went down with what appeared to be a legitimate knee injury during a spot in which he attempted to lift both Jay and Jimmy Uso on his back. Boogs' left knee buckled unexpectedly and he went down in the middle of the ring. He managed to tag in his partner Shinsuke Nakamura and did not return for the remainder of the match. Boogs was still being treated by medical professionals at the end of the match, and commentators Pat McAfee and Michael Cole seemed to confirm that he suffered a legitimate injury of some kind.
The injury came at the worst time for Boogs, who was wrestling at his first Wrestlemania and opened the show playing his signature guitar while decked out in Mike's Harder-themed gear. Given the sponsorship and the big championship spot, it seemed like Boogs and Nakamura were well on the way to winning their first Tag Team championship before Boogs went down to an injury.
Obviously, our thoughts go out to Boogs and we hope he has a quick recovery, assuming that the injury is legitimate. We'll provide any updates about Boogs' condition once they're made public.
WrestleMania Saturday (April 2)
- The KO Show featuring "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey
- Raw Women's Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair
- Seth Rollins vs. TBA
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Usos vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs
- Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul
- Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin
- Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland
WrestleMania Sunday (April 3)
- WWE Championship and WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
- Raw Tag Team Championships: RK-Bro vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy
- WWE Women's Tag Team Championships: Carmella & Zelina Vega vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler
- Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville (Anything Goes Match)
- Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
- AJ Styles vs. Edge
- Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee