Double ouch. Wrestling is a very dangerous sport and no matter what you do, there is no way to completely guarantee the wrestlers’ safety. You can have all the training and experience in the world and sometimes, accidents just happen. Sometimes these injuries are not as severe as others, but over the weekend there was a pair of them, both on the same day for the same promotion.
On Saturday night, according to 411mania.com, both Rachel Ellering and Karen Q of NXT suffered leg injuries. Ellering was injured during a match in Fort Pierce, Florida during a match against Lacey Lane. There is no word on how the injury took place during the match but the match was immediately stopped and Ellering was carried out. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Ellering completely blew her knee out.
Here are some shots of Ellering being treated:
— Mia Simmons (@Poohbaby925) July 28, 2019
— shweta (@princessbpn) July 28, 2019
On the same night, NXT was holding another show in Atlanta, Georgia when Karen Q broke her leg when she was teaming with Bianca Belair against Rhea Ripley and Rhea Gonzalez. Karen Q has since tweeted about the match, confirming her injury and sharing a photo of an x-ray of her leg. She has yet to make her television debut but has wrestled on the NXT house show circuit for several months.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to finish the #NXTRoadTrip. I’m so proud of the matches I had this weekend and grateful to have the best family, friends & coworkers. My leg is broken, but I will be back! Thanks to all who have reached out and showed me love! #HoldMyDrinkIllBeBack pic.twitter.com/0KFgnm2RLt
— Karen Q (@karenmeee) July 28, 2019
Ellering has been in and around NXT more than once. Check out a match of hers against Sonya Deville:
And Karen Q was part of the Mae Young Classic. Check out her first round match from last year:
Opinion: That’s quite the rough night for NXT and their women’s division in general. Hopefully neither of them are very bad, though a broken leg is kind of hard to overcome in a hurry. Neither of them have been on television much lately, but that doesn’t make their injuries any less important. Ellering’s could be a lot worse than it seems, but maybe it won’t be as bad as it could be. With some luck, the two of them can be back in the ring sooner than later.
Which of these two has more potential? Who will be on television first? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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