WWE.com is running a storyline angle that World Heavyweight champion Sheamus was injured following Del Rio’s attack at Tuesday’s SmackDown. An article at the site states:

“Del Rio – who is known for his flashy ring entrance behind the wheel of a luxury automobile – instead used his car hood to batter The Great White during an intense brawl between the SmackDown rivals.

Sheamus was treated for head contusions and lacerations to the head, rendering him unable to compete in The Great American Bash 20-Man Battle Royal. It remains to be seen what effect this will have on his World Heavyweight Title defense against Del Rio in less than two weeks at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.”

Former WWE superstar JBL tweeted the following regarding the segment between Sheamus and Del Rio from SmackDown, implying that Del Rio was ripping off his gimmick:

“Hey @wwe Next Alberto del Rio will be sitting backstage with Ron playing cards and drinking beer! #felony #theft #paymeroyalties”

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