Just days before the big WWE “Money in the Bank” pay-per-view, one of the wrestlers set to perform in the match for the briefcase was injured at the “WWE Smackdown” taping. According to WWE.com on Tuesday, Bad News Barrett suffered a separated shoulder during the taping. His availability for the match is now in question.
The Bad News Barrett injury came in a match against Dean Ambrose. During the match, all hell broke loose with the Money in the Bank match competitors. I was Jack Swagger who threw Barrett into the barricade and word is that it popped instantly and Barrett felt the pain flair up. When he was checked out after the match, it was found to be separated. This is the second time Swagger injured someone in the last two years as he also gave Dolph Ziggler the concussion that ended his world title reign.
This is horrible news for both Barrett and his fans because it seemed like he was finally getting over with the crowd. After a couple of years of just drifting through feuds, his Bad News Barrett gimmick was getting over with the live crowds and Barrett was even finding himself cheered even against long-time faces. His match on “WWE Monday Night Raw” with Dolph Ziggler was one of the best televised matches Ziggler has had in a long time.
Barrett is currently the WWE Intercontinental Champion and has been doing a great job with that title. He has also been talking a lot about how he wants to be the first ever British born WWE World Champion. This ladder match could have put him in a great position to make that dream come true sometime over the next year.
Barrett was added to this match last night on “WWE Monday Night Raw” along with Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston and Rob Van Dam. If Barrett is unable to compete in the match, there is no telling who the WWE adds to the match. “WWE Money in the Bank” takes place this Sunday on the WWE Network and select cable providers.