[UPDATE] WWE Raw Spoilers & Summerslam 2016 Fallout: Finn Balor Surgery Status & Will He Be Back By Wrestlemania 33 To Vie For WWE Universal Championship?


WWE is now reporting that Finn Balor’s surgery today for a torn labrum was successful.

Dr. Jeffrey Dugas is quoted providing the following update.

    Finn’s injury was pretty severe, more severe than normal. A really high energy injury, it did more damage than a standard shoulder dislocation where you simply tear the labrum. The prognosis is excellent, however. We were able to fix it all and put it back where it came from. I’m anticipating him getting back at full speed.

Since the injury is noted as being more severe than normal, that would seem to indicate Balor’s return is probably closer to the 6 month return timeframe than the more optimistic 4 months, but we’ll see how he heals.

Wishing the champ a successful recovery and rehab.


Finn Balor as WWE Universal Champion on Raw 2

Spoilers follow.

It has been a whirlwind 48 hours for Finn Balor, the WWE Universal Championship and the Raw brand of WWE.

The full sordid chronology is here capped off by next week’s WWE Raw where a fatal 4-way involving Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Big Cass will determine WWE’s second WWE Universal Championship title holder.

Fatal 4-way for the WWE Universal Championship August 29 2016

Since relinquishing his hard won WWE Universal Championship belt last night on Raw, WWE has confirmed that Finn Balor will be undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum caused in his match with Seth Rollins for said title at Summerslam 2016.

Finn Balor is reportedly already in Birmingham, AL, and is prepping for surgery. He is expected to be out of action anywhere between 4 to 6 months. That means he’ll be back as soon as the end of December 2016 / early January 2017 or late February 2017 / early March 2017.

Wrestlemania 33 takes place on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. So, barring unforeseen complications, Finn Balor will be back in action in time for January 2017’s Royal Rumble, February 2017’s Fastlane and/or Wrestlemania 33 in April 2017.

Here’s wishing the champ a full and speedy recovery.

Finn Balor as WWE Universal Champion on Raw 1

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