WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler has suffered a concussion at the hands of Jack Swagger this week, during the Real American’s match with Big E. Langston. Here’s the WWE.com report:
World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler suffered a concussion at Tuesday night’s SmackDown taping at N.C. State when he interfered in Big E Langston’s bout with Jack Swagger. According to WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson, Ziggler was injured during the early part of the fracas after a blow to the face. A post-match examination by WWE medical staff confirmed the injury.
“He [was] having some memory difficulties and a bit of a headache … he definitely has a concussion,” said Sampson. “We’re checking him out, and going to be doing neuropsychological testing and just keep it monitored.”
Though clinically Ziggler’s concussion was confirmed, the tests – which should yield results within the next couple of days – will provide WWE medical officials with a “baseline” from which to monitor The Showoff’s clinical and neuropsychological progress as time passes.
WWE has been cautious with concussions in the past few years, and while there was no mention of Ziggler’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view status, it wouldn’t be out of the question to see the Showoff removed from action as a precaution. Check back with WrestlingRumors.net for updates on Ziggler’s condition.