Dolph Ziggler won’t be involved in this Sunday’s Extreme Rules PPV due to a concussion. A concussion he suffered at a house show. John Cena was also hurt at a house show. Last summer Dolph Ziggler was given an opportunity to face Sheamus because Alberto Del Rio was hurt at a house show.
The WWE has five shows on television a week (Raw, Smackdown, Main Event, Superstars, Saturday Morning Slam). With all of these shows on every week, injuries are bound to happen. The issue however is that some of these injuries occur when they are least expected to happen.
The WWE has always held house shows. The problem as of late is that the roster lacks depth, so stars like Cena, Orton, Ryback, Ziggler, Big Show, Sheamus, Del Rio, and The Shield perform very often, and with them performing so often injuries are bound to add up.
What the WWE needs to do is either cut back on the house shows or use other talent more often. The main event caliber stars should rarely make appearances. Fandango was tested at the house shows, it would be best to try out repackaged stars or NXT stars at the house shows.
If the WWE wants to continue the circus mentality, at least stop using the cream of the crop so often.