Fearless Nikki offers a first-look at her custom kicks for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/22/2017 - 01:00
Things turn volatile between Shane-O-Mac and "The Face That Runs the Place" en route to their clash at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 23:00
Jimmy and Jey Uso make it clear that they've told everyone they were the best tag team from day one, and against American Alpha, they proved it.03/21/2017 - 22:45
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 22:45
With his girlfriend and WrestleMania partner Nikki Bella in his corner, The Leader of The Cenation takes on one half of Breezango.03/21/2017 - 22:45
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose sticks a fork(lift) into The Lone Wolf's first-ever match against The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Armed with new power from Sister Abigail, The New Face of Fear and his followers trap The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 21:30
Following The Usos' non-title victory one week ago, Chad Gable & Jason Jordan go to war with their longstanding rivals for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The "Face That Runs the Place" plans to run through Shane McMahon at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 21:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/15/2017 - 13:15
Refusing to give in following AJ Styles' vicious attack, Shane McMahon announces a startling match for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/14/2017 - 22:30
Weeks after The Viper burned down the Wyatt Family Compound, The New Fear of Fear returns more powerful than ever.03/14/2017 - 22:15
Samoan Bulldozer stopped...for now
Since arriving to WWE from the Isle of Samoa, Umaga has steamrolled over his opponents, winning two Intercontinental Championships. But for now, the bulldozing will cease. Umaga was injured at a SmackDown live event in Johnson City, Tenn., when he fell out of the ring onto his knee. After being examined by WWE's Dr. Martha Dodson, Umaga has been diagnosed with a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
According to Dodson, the force of both the fall and Umaga's weight landing on his knee caused the injury. However, the Samoan Bulldozer will not require surgery. Instead, Umaga will go through rehabilitation, and will be out four to six weeks. After, Umaga will be revaluated by doctors to see if he's made improvements.
"The concern of anyone with an injury such as this will be coming back too soon, because you could worsen the injury or actually suffer more injuries to the rest of the knee," said Dodson, a sports medicine specialist. "In his situation, because of his level of competition, it would not only be very painful to return, but could potentially worsen other injuries. I think four to six weeks, minimally, is a pretty rapid time for him to get back to action."
WWE.com can only speculate that the Samoan Bulldozer will return to SmackDown with increased voraciousness, which could create even more chaos on Friday nights.