Hopefully it isn’t bad. You never know when you are going to see an injury in wrestling and they can often be a lot worse than they seem. It is a rather scary sight to see a lot of the time as you never know how bad something is going to be. You can often tell when something is wrong though and that was the case this week, though it might not have been as bad as it seemed.
Xia Li was injured during the main event of this week’s NXT. Li was challenging NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez when Gonzalez hit her with a middle rope backsplash. Gonzalez covered her and Li kicked out but the medical staff immediately came down to check on Li. After a few moments, Li got up and Gonzalez immediately used her lifting powerbomb to retain the title. According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Li was said to be ok after the match.
For those asking about Xia Li, we were told she appeared okay backstage after NXT.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) July 21, 2021
It was a nasty one. Check out the match and Li when she is healthy:
Opinion: I’m not sure what happened here but the fact that Li was allowed to finish the match would suggest that she was not too badly injured. Hopefully it was little more than having the breath knocked out of her rather badly, as Gonzalez did land on her pretty hard. It was a scary looking landing and that is the kind of thing which could have been a lot worse than it seems to be.
What did you think of the match? What is next for Li? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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