As we saw last night, Braun was taken out hard last night by Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre. The sequence looked particularly vicious but was it real?
Not really. Braun has been dealing with bone spurs in his elbow for a bit and has had them removed before. They’ve recently become a bit too much to bear and, as a result, he needs surgery again. The angle was done simply to write him off TV for that purpose. It’s hard to know at present if he’ll be available for TLC but he should be fine for the Royal Rumble.
Botch Take: I figured something was going on given the viciousness of the attack. It looked diabolical and that’s due to everyone involved including Braun. It also says a lot for the director and production team that it looked as vicious as it did. They caught Baron bringing down the ring stars on his arm and cut away just in time to not see the impact. They couldn’t have done it any better. It was a great thing in a dizzying series of great things we saw on last night’s “Raw”. If you didn’t see it, check out Sovereign S.A.M.’s blog when he puts it up. He loved it just as much as I did. Anyway, here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for Braun.