Despite being called fake, wrestling is very dangerous and sometimes the wrestlers suffer severe injuries. Sometimes they happen in a match and are reported accurately. Sometimes the wrestler enters a match knowing they will be taking some time off for an injury and the writers will come up with an angle where it appears that the wrestler suffered an injury at the hands of an opponent to create an angle for when the wrestler returns. Other times, there is no legitimate injury. A fake injury is created to develop a feud. This list will take a look at which wrestlers are currently sitting on the sidelines due to an injury and will reveal both the real reason and the storyline reason that the wrestler is not in the ring.
Since this site is non-spoiler, I will not be listing any injuries that occurred at a pre-taped event until either the show airs or if the promotion lets the story out on their website prior to airing the program. This policy will also hold true for returns to the ring. If the return is a non-publicized surprise during a pre-taped event, I will not mention the return until the program airs.
WWE Superstars on the D.L.
Evan Bourne - In March of 2012, Evan tweeted that he had an accident that resulted in him breaking his right foot in four places and dislocating it in five. He has recently gotten back into the ring in WWE's NXT developmental territory. There is no announced timetable for his return to WWE television.
Christian - Christian suffered a concussion during a match against Randy Orton in August. There is no timetable for his return. A few weeks later, Christian appeared to be beaten up by The Shield but that incident was a storyline mechanism to write him off of the show.
Paul Heyman - In October, Paul Heyman suffered multiple "injuries" when CM Punk gave him a Go To Sleep on top of the cell at Hell in a Cell. These "injuries" are all part of a storyline and there is no timetable for his return.
Sheamus - In August, Sheamus had surgery for a torn labrum injury he initially suffered at Money in the Bank. He will be out of action for 4-6 month.
Undertaker - The last time fans saw Undertaker, he was put through a table by The Shield in April. While no injuries were mentioned, this is probably a way to keep the Dead Man off TV until WrestleMania season approaches again.
TNA Wrestlers on the D.L.
No wrestlers on the active TNA roster are off of television due to either a real or kayfabe injury.