Medical updates on Michael Cole, Booker T and JBL in the wake of Brock Lesnar’s attack on Raw
Two days after Brock Lesnar’s vicious assault on Monday Night Raw, WWE.com followed up with Michael Cole, JBL and Booker T about their resulting injuries.
After being sent to a local medical facility on Monday night, Michael Cole requested to go home for evaluation by his own doctors. Earlier today, he was diagnosed with a bulging disc at the C6/C7 level. In addition, he has been experiencing severe neck, back and right shoulder pain.
"Brock Lesnar could have cost me my career and my livelihood," Cole informed WWE.com via text message.
In addition, Cole confirmed that he will be back at the announce booth on Raw this Monday. While he would not comment on legal action, sources close to the voice of WWE state that he met with attorneys to discuss a possible lawsuit against Lesnar.
JBL left Monday Night Raw feeling some pain in his abdomen but, as a veteran of the ring, figured it wasn’t any more serious than anything he had experienced before.
However, he explained to WWE.com that he then woke in the middle of the night in excruciating pain and went to a local medical facility, where he was diagnosed with an abdominal wall tear. As a result, he had to undergo surgery on Tuesday and will rest at his home in Bermuda. He also confirmed that he will be at Monday Night Raw.
As a direct result of Lesnar’s assault, Booker T suffered contusions and general soreness, but no other injuries. The WWE Hall of Famer also confirmed that he, too, will be at Raw.
Both Booker and JBL stated that they are extremely disappointed in Lesnar's actions, with Booker calling his attack on Cole “reprehensible.” Neither JBL nor Booker would comment on Cole's possible legal pursuits.
As a result of Brock’s onslaught, Stephanie McMahon, one of the Principal Owners of WWE, suspended Lesnar indefinitely on Monday night with a fine pending. The amount remains to be revealed. Could it be five figures? Six figures? Did Stephanie make the right decision? How long will Lesnar be kept away from WWE? And what other repercussions might there be in response to his brutal attack?
Please check back with WWE.com for details as they become available.