The good news on Shawn Michaels
I'm sure everyone in WWE is breathing a sigh of relief after a magnetic resonance imaging exam revealed that Shawn Michaels' triceps injury is not as serious as first believed.
Michaels suffered a small tear of his left triceps and is medically cleared for his match against Chris Jericho at the Unforgiven pay-per-view Sunday. Michaels had said that he was doing the match regardless of the severity of the injury.
Had the triceps been fully torn, Michaels was looking at surgery and missing four to six months. Now, his time away should be minimal.
WWE has had a run of bad luck with injuries to top stars over the past year and a half, so it's nice to see that the most recent ones have not been as bad as they could have been. Last week, John Cena underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk and is expected back in two to four months. Had he required neck fusion surgery, which was a possibility, he would have been out for about a year.
The manner in which Michaels' injury occurred was especially frustrating. He still wrestles a high-risk style at 43, yet it was a freak accident (he slipped out of the ring lunging at Jericho) that caused the injury.
A statement announcing that Mick Foley has signed with TNA is expected to be released shortly. As I have said before, I think this is a good move by TNA, especially in the short term.
I thought last night's ECW was a mixed bag. I liked the eight-man tag match, which was highlighted by an unbelievable shooting star press by Evan Bourne. The Dirt Sheet fell flat for me again, however. The bit in which John Morrison and The Miz portrayed Finlay's brothers was almost as bad as the Prince Justice Brotherhood skits on TNA Impact. Almost.