Last night on RAW the first-ever WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor relinquished the title due to a shoulder injury he suffered while winning the Title at SummerSlam.
Balor suffered the shoulder injury after taking a powerbomb into the barrier. Ringside physician Dr. Chris Robinson noted that an MRI yielded results showing “a possible labrum tear. He’s expected to be out of action for up to 4-6 months.
Balor cut a promo on how he achieved the impossible at SummerSlam, then relinquished the title. Balor said he is coming for the title as soon as he’s able to.
It was announced by RAW General Manager Mick Foley and RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon that a new Universal Champion will be crowned on next week’s RAW after a series of matches.
Seth Rollins defeated Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens defeated Neville, Big Cass defeated Rusev and Roman Reigns defeated Chris Jericho. The winners advanced to a Fatal 4-Way match next week to determine the new WWE Universal Champion.