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.
Bad News Barrett - Bad News suffered a shoulder injury in June and was stripped of the Intercontinental Championship a few days later. There is no timetable for his return.
Christian - Christian suffered a concussion in March. There is no timetable for his return.
CM Punk - CM Punk's last appearance on television was at The Royal Rumble. He hasn't been seen since due to an unpublicized reason which saw him leave the arena before the taping of RAW the following night. Rumors abound to whether his disappearance is a shoot or a work. His name is still listed on the roster page of WWE.com.
Daniel Bryan - In May, Daniel Bryan underwent neck surgery. The following month, he was stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. In June, Daniel stated that he might need to have another surgery performed.
Darren Young - During a house show match against Fandango in April, Darren injured his knee and underwent ACL surgery. He will be out of action for 4 - 6 months.Undertaker - At WrestleMania XXX, Undertaker suffered a concussion which required him to be hospitalized overnight. For the past few years, he has wrestled very sporadically around the time of WrestleMania to defend his streak. Since the streak ended, it is not known whether he will return next year.
TNA Wrestlers on the D.L.
Kurt Angle - Kurt's underwent knee surgery in May to repair his ACL. The storyline reason for this injury was an attack by Ethan Carter III. Kurt will be out of action from four to six months.