Injuries are commonplace in professional wrestling, but what can be done about it?
According to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has instituted a new policy within its United Kingdom division. Due to late injuries that caused some of the shows to have to be re-scripted, the company has told all the wrestlers under contract to the U.K. division that they are no longer allowed to wrestle for a seven day period prior to any WWE shows they are booked on.
This has happened a few times before, including when one of their top stars, Tyler Bate, suffered an injury back in May of this year.
The catalyst to this decision was Travis Banks suffering a dislocated shoulder on the night before last week’s tapings.
While I certainly understand the decision that WWE has made, I have to think that the U.K. stars are not paid as well as the other talent in the company. Thus, they have to find work within other promotions to make a living. If WWE is going to institute this policy, then, in my opinion, they have to provide some sort of compensation to make up for the lost earnings of these wrestlers.
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