NXT Injury Updates Following NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2020
NXT TakeOver: WarGames proved to be one of the most violent events of the year for WWE's Black and [...]
NXT TakeOver: WarGames proved to be one of the most violent events of the year for WWE's Black and Gold Brand. Between a physical bout in Tommaso Ciampa vs. Timothy Thatcher, a Strap Match and two intense WarGames matches, a good chunk of the roster left the Capitol Wrestling Center with some sort of injury. Triple H confirmed on the post-show media conference call that Candice LeRae needed X-Rays on her arm following her WarGames match, and both she and husband Johnny Gargano wound up taking a trip to the hospital.
The severity of LeRae's injury isn't officially confirmed, though PWInsider's Mike Johnson is reporting she suffered a broken bone when Shotzi Blackheart hit a senton off a ladder onto her arm while it was wrapped in a chair.
We spent the night getting matching bracelets in the ER and celebrated our War Games victories by getting X-Rays on arms and stitches in mouths, baby! pic.twitter.com/b4vMo5PMt8— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) December 7, 2020
As for the men's WarGames match, Bobby Fish suffered a laceration on his elbow while Oney Lorcan had to be slowly helped to the back once the show was off the air. He is reportedly "banged up" but won't miss much time.
IM GUCCI pic.twitter.com/bJF39xCz4G— ONEY LORCAN (@ONEYLORCAN) December 7, 2020
Thatcher suffered a ripped ear during his match with Ciampa, as fans could see it bleeding throughout the latter half of the match.
Timothy Thatcher being relatively unfazed by his ear exploding mid match, just solidifies him as the maniac we thought he was. #WarGames #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/rccvOQAKjz— Philip (@KiddPhilip) December 7, 2020
Other stars from the night have since shown off their respective injuries.
.@wwenxt— Ember NXT Moon Palmer (@WWEEmberMoon) December 7, 2020
"The things I do for love"
Only one of the many battle bruises and scars i have from #WarGames and it certainly won't be the last. pic.twitter.com/uNVab6Bp8R
Well... I’m gonna be feeling that one tomorrow.— ℭ𝔥𝔞𝔯𝔩𝔦𝔢 𝔊𝔦𝔯𝔩 (@DakotaKai_WWE) December 7, 2020
And to sell his loss, Pat McAfee appeared on The Pat McAfee Show on Monday morning sporting a neck brace.
It was a hell of a match last night..
It's #OverreactionMonday, but this neck brace? This is not an overreaction ok? #WarGames #WWENXT #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/0NQX566D1o— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 7, 2020