Top Star & Champion Injured During WWE Smackdown Taping; Status for Money in the Bank Highly Questionable

Mike Killam

wade barrettI'm afriad I've got some bad news…

It has been reported by multiple sources that Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett was injured during tonight's WWE Smackdown taping.

Barrett was involved in a match with Dean Ambrose on Smackdown, which lead to a post-match scuffle including both Jack Swagger and Seth Rollins. During the brawl, either when Ambrose was using a ladder or when Barrett was thrown into a barricade, the champ went down and was obviously in a great deal of pain. He was helped to the back by officials, but there has been some question as to whether or not he was actually hurt, or just selling the injury very well. 

Wrestlezone's Justin LaBar has spoken with a backstage source within WWE that has confirmed Barrett's "severe shoulder injury" to be legitimate. While it has not been confirmed at this time, he is expected to be removed from the Money in the Bank ladder match this Sunday – a match he was heavily favored to win. 

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