Suspected Injury Causes Change To Match Finish On WWE Raw

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It would seem that one match on the most recent edition of WWE Monday Night Raw had to be changed on the fly when one of the stars involved picked up an injury.

On the 28th February edition of the red brand’s show, Randy Orton and Riddle once again teamed up to take on The Street Profits. The match was everything you’d expect from the four men involved, and the finish came after Montez Ford hit a frog splash on ‘The Viper’ for the decisive pinfall.

It was noted by fans who were in attendance that the end of the match didn’t look as smooth as it could have been. Following the move Orton didn’t move at first, then eventually rolled towards the ropes whilst holding his ribs tight. He also attempted to put his foot on the ropes whilst the pin was happening, which could have led to Angelo Dawkins pushing it away again, but he was out of reach.

After the referee counted the pinfall he was in deep conversation with Orton, as well as Ford who was also joined at points by Riddle and Dawkins.

A new report from Fightful Select has now confirmed that the original end of the match on Raw would have seen RK-Bro pick up the win following a series of RKO’s, but the decision was made on the spot to change the finish given Orton’s condition.

The report also says that they have since been told that Orton had the wind knocked out of him and was unable to move, which is a far better outcome than the initial concerns that he had suffered a stinger or tweaked something.

As for Montez Ford, there is said to be no adverse reaction for how he performed the frog splash, and the incident is seen as being “sh*t happens” rather than anything more serious.

In one of the highlights of the most recent edition of WWE Raw, Finn Balor won his first United States Championship when he defeated Damian Priest. There was also another confirmed match for this year’s WrestleMania, as AJ Styles answered the challenge which had been laid out by ‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge, who left his opponent for ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’ laying with an attack to end the show.