What was he thinking? The Coronavirus has changed all kinds of things in WWE and one of the biggest is forcing several of their shows to be taped instead of airing live. This isn’t something that WWE had been doing in recent months if not years, and it changes the way the show feels. It can also cause the potential for spoilers, which was the case for a big match earlier this month. So what happened to the wrestler who released them?
On July 8, NXT aired one of its biggest matches in history as North American Champion Keith Lee faces NXT Champion Adam Cole in a title vs. title match. Lee had been seen as unstoppable and Cole had been champion for over a year. That meant something had to give and it would be interesting to see who did. Then an image came out of Lee holding both titles and celebrating before the show aired, with an NXT wrestler having tweeted out the spoiler. That wasn’t about to go unpunished.
According to Fightful Select, Saurav Gurjar apologized to the NXT roster over sending out the spoilers. There is no major heat on Gurjar for the spoilers, but an apology was made. Gurjar is not expected to be punished for the incident, but he and Rinku Singh, collectively known as Indus Sher, have not been seen on television since the spoiler was sent out. There is no word on when the team will be back.
The match worked out pretty well even with the spoiler. Check out Lee vs. Cole plus Indus Sher:
Opinion: I’m not sure what else can be done about something like this. It was a major match but this comes off as more someone not thinking rather than doing something horrible. At the same time, a title change was always a strong possibility so it wasn’t the biggest spoiler in the world. Just don’t do it again and everything should be fine, assuming Indus Sher can become a little more interesting.
Did the spoiler hurt your interest in the match? Do you read spoilers? Let us know in the comments below.
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