WWE.com reported today that Intercontinental Champion Ryback has suffered an injury and would be off all events this weekend. Nothing more was said, which indicates it’s the type of injury they want to keep quiet, nor was any indication given as to when he would be returning.
According to his Twitter account, the injury is a staph infection in his right knee. He woke up Tuesday with his knee badly swollen and had it taken care of, but won’t be able to perform this weekend.
More on this tonight on Wrestling Observer Radio.
Tough Enough drew 977,000 viewers, down 20 percent from last week, while Total Divas drew 1,031,000 viewers, up six percent from last week. Given the competition from the MLB All-Star Game, drops should have been expected.