AJ Styles Suffers Shoulder Injury After Spear From Edge In WWE Royal Rumble Match (UPDATED)

WWE |By Matt Boone |Mon, January 27, 2020 - 10:27AM EST
Edge Reportedly Injures AJ Styles With Brutal Spear During Men's WWE Royal Rumble Match

AJ Styles was an unfortunate victim of the injury bug after taking a rough spot from a returning legend during the WWE Royal Rumble 2020 pay-per-view in Houston, Texas on Sunday night.

While competing in the Men's Royal Rumble match in the main event of the WWE Royal Rumble 2020 PPV, "The Phenomenal One" suffered a left shoulder injury that was serious enough that it resulted in a change of plans, leading to an earlier-than-expected elimination for Styles.

The injury occurred after Styles took a devastating spear from returning WWE Hall Of Fame legend Edge (Watch Extended Video Footage Of Edge's WWE Royal Rumble Return) and rotated in such a manner that he landed on his shoulder, twisting it.

It was obvious right away that Styles was hurt as he lay off to the side of the ring for several minutes following that spot, while subtly speaking with referees at ringside.

Styles did not really engage in any physicality following that but did communicate to Edge about being eliminated and he was promptly thrown over the top rope and out of the match soon thereafter.

Styles was then checked out again by ringside officials and was examined backstage.

Reports indicate he was seen with his shoulder/arm taped and iced up following the match and he is expected to undergo more testing later today to determine the extent of the injury and how long he will be sidelined.

Check out video footage of AJ Styles suffering an injury due to a Spear from Edge in the Royal Rumble match by clicking here.


UPDATE: In a quick follow-up, the word making the rounds backstage following Sunday night's WWE Royal Rumble 2020 PPV is that AJ Styles may have separated his left shoulder during the aforementioned injury spot with the Spear from Edge in the Men's Royal Rumble match.

We will continue to keep you posted right here at eWrestling.com as updates surface regarding the condition of AJ Styles, as well as any other news and rumors coming out of the WWE Royal Rumble 2020 PPV and going into tonight's post-PPV episode of WWE Monday Night RAW (Full WWE RAW Preview Here).


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