2:49 PM P.T. – The WWE has confirmed the damage done to Holland – and it’s bad.
Overall, he suffered a sprained and broken left ankle, ruptured his patellar tender with patellar dislocation. Awesome.
He underwent surgery on Thursday – and everyone is hoping he can recover.
Awesome moment for a rising WWE star Ridge Holland – who appeared to be suffering from a very real, very painful injury during the match on live TV.
The 32-year-old former England rugby player had just lost Danny Birch During the “NXT” match – to provoke a post-match brawl between Ridge and Birch’s teammates, Forest Lorcan.
When Ridge was out of the ring, Lork was attacked by a jumper – but Ridge’s left leg appeared to stumble as he tried to grab the wild.
The ridge immediately collapsed and one of the refs working in the match threw an “X” hand gesture, usually a signal for an actual injury.
The pro wrestler was loaded onto a stretcher and carried off – but Ridge gave out a thumbs up.
The announcer said, “It’s hard to see something like this, it’s a scary situation.” Vic Joseph Said in the broadcast.
Beth Phoenix Added, “Looking back at the footage is horrible. It’s always unfortunate when we have to see an injury here. Good luck to Ridge Holland.”
So far, there have been no official word on Ridge’s injury – but the WWE tweeted after the match, “Wishing you a speedy recovery.”
Ridge – real name Luke Menzies – began his wrestling career in 2016 and signed with the WWE in 2018.
Originally published – 6:07 AM PT