When Bobby Lashley wins a feud, he really wins a feud. It looks like Sami Zayn will be out of action until 2019, according to an interview on WWE.com. Zayn was defeated by Lashley at the Money in the Bank PPV, but he was reportedly already injured prior to the match. The word around the dirt sheets is that both of Sami's rotator cuffs were so horrified by Zayn's terrible segment with Bobby Lashley's "sisters" on Raw a few weeks back that they tore themselves in embarrassment. Zayn has already had surgery to repair one shoulder and hopes to get the other one fixed soon.
Here's what Zayn had to say:
Well, right now I'm in Birmingham, Ala. I just underwent surgery for my right shoulder, a.k.a. my good shoulder. So, I'm out for a little while with that. I guess people don't know about this injury; I've been working with it for some time. I don't know exactly when I tore it. I think I tore it, or initially injured it, on a Montreal Live Event. Which is ironic because I injured my left shoulder — now somewhat famously — in Montreal in my [Raw] debut against John Cena. And at a Live Event this past August wrestling Jinder Mahal, I think I injured it then.
But then my left shoulder, a.k.a my bad shoulder, started to act up again as well. That shoulder hasn't quite been the same since surgery anyway, so I had just kind of gotten used to the fact that that shoulder was the bad one. But it started to get progressively worse, so basically, long story short, it turns out I have two torn rotator cuffs. The left one and the right one are both torn. I just underwent surgery on the right one, and then in about six or seven weeks, I'll be undergoing surgery on the left one, and hopefully I can come back healthy and happy.
So it looks like WWE Raw viewers will have to do without Sami Zayn for at least the next six months. Hopefully, nobody else tries to do any comedy segments with Bobby Lashley and ends up on the injured list as well.