Lashley unable to compete
July 21, 2006
As first reported on WWE Mobile Alerts, Bobby Lashley is unable to compete in this Sunday’s Great American Bash. WWE physician Dr. Ferdinand Rios told WWE.com, “During his annual exam, Bobby Lashley was found to have elevated enzymes of the liver; therefore, he is not cleared to wrestle until further evaluation.”
As a result of this breaking news, the Triple Threat Match for the United States Championship at The Great American Bash has changed. U.S. Champion Finlay will now defend the gold against William Regal in a one-on-one match.
WrestlingObserver.com’s Dave Meltzer adds to this report by stating “Bobby Lashley has been pulled from Sunday’s Great American Bash in Indianpolis due to an elevated enzyme count in his liver. He is currently on a medical suspension pending further evaluations.”
Also according to Meltzer (highlight the following text for a GAB spoiler): this is the reason ECW talent was booked for the PPV at the last minute.
PWTorch.com’s Wade Keller has reported that, according to the Mayo Clinic Web site, “elevated liver enzymes can be caused by drinking too much, obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides, infection (such as hepatitis or mononucleosis), autoimmune disorders, excessive use of vitamin supplements or certain herbal supplements, tumors of the liver or bile ducts, and some medications.”
In other WWE.com news, the ECW shows have officially been rescheduled from this weekend to November 4 (Muskegon, MI) and November 5 (Saginaw, MI). The Battle Creek, MI, show had already been moved to November due in part to hometown hero Rob Van Dam’s suspension. PWInsider says that Ticketmaster sent out emails to people who purchased tickets online about the changes.