WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.02/22/2017 - 13:30
John Cena, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Kalisto, Apollo Crews, Mojo Rawley battle for the right to headline WrestleMania against WWE Champion Bray Wyatt.02/22/2017 - 00:15
Fearless Nikki gets checked out after battling The Queen of Black Harts and suffering a pipe assault courtesy of Maryse.02/21/2017 - 23:45
After Naomi was forced to relinquish the SmackDown Women's Championship, The Wicked Witch of WWE battles her longstanding adversary to become the new titleholder.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Fearless Nikki looks to rid her life of The Queen of Black Harts in a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Just nine days after realizing her lifelong dream, an injured Naomi must surrender the SmackDown Women's Title to General Manager Daniel Bryan.02/21/2017 - 21:00
See incredible slow-motion footage from the explosive SmackDown LIVE WWE Title Triple Threat Match between Bray Wyatt, John Cena and AJ Styles.02/17/2017 - 15:45
Three of SmackDown LIVE's best square off for the WWE Championship in a main event free-for-all.02/14/2017 - 22:45
Justin Gabriel injured at WrestleMania XXVIII, will be out of action several weeks
The Cape Town high-flyer Justin Gabriel has been grounded temporarily, as the daredevil Superstar sustained an injury during the WrestleMania XXVIII pre-show, where he and Tyson Kidd and The Usos challenged Primo & Epico in a Triple Threat Tag Team Championship Match. ( PHOTOS) In the match, Gabriel attempted his signature 450 Splash to seal the contest but landed awkwardly, and backstage tests revealed the Superstar had been injured.
"When he came down on his opponent he hyperextended and twisted his elbow," said WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann, who elaborated that the "Cape Town Werewolf" had suffered torn ligaments and stressed muscles. Luckily, the road to recovery seems somewhat straightforward for the fan- favorite. "Fortunately there is no surgery required and this is just a rehab issue."
Gabriel, who tweeted a picture of the injury earlier Monday from his account, recoutned the incident to WWE.com. "I tried a different variation of [the 450 Splash] coming off the ropes and I guess I just landed funny. I don't exactly know what happened."
But despite the injury, Gabriel didn't seem interested in switching up the high-risk style that has thrilled the WWE Unvierse week in and week out. "Accidents happen," said Gabriel. "It's a contact sport, people do get hurt, but it's not going to hold me back. I'm going to take even more risks when I come back."