Bad News Barrett: Brit undergoes surgery after being stripped of Intercontinental Title
Myriad men set to fight for vacant championship at Battleground
Last Updated: 03/07/14 5:46pm
Bad News Barrett is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery on his injured shoulder.
The British Superstar picked up his ailment at the Smackdown tapings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 24 when he was thrown into the barricade by Jack Swagger.
The operation went very well and he’s resting comfortably.
Dr Chris Amann
Barrett subsequently had to sit out the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was scheduled to be part of the WWE World Heavyweight Title Contract Ladder Match.
The Preston-born grappler’s condition then led to him being stripped of the Intercontinental Title on Raw, but he is now recuperating at home ahead of a return to the squared circle.
“Bad News Barrett underwent a ligament reconstruction on his shoulder as well as a distal clavicle resection, where the end of the collar bone is shaved off,” said WWE physician Dr Chris Amann. “The operation went very well and he’s resting comfortably.”
Barrett won the Intercontinental Championship by beating Big E at the Extreme Rules event in May, but the Englishman’s injury woe could now allow the latter to re-scoop the belt.
Sunday, July 20
Live on Sky Sports Box Office
Big E will compete in the Battle Royal for the vacant strap at the Battleground pay-per-view on Sunday, July 20, alongside Cesaro, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, and Rob Van Dam.
Alberto Del Rio, The Great Khali, Damien Sandow, Ryback and Curtis Axel will also fight for gold in Florida, while a number of other patricipants will be added to the clash in the weeks ahead.
WWE Battleground will be shown at 1am on Sunday, July 20 (Monday morning) on Sky Sports Box Office and Sky Sports HD Box Office, with repeats available until the following Saturday.