Wrestlemania: Matthews Recovers After Lesnar’s Assault


WWE.com has learnt that Josh Mathews is in stable condition following a vicious attack at the hands of Brock Lesnar during the Raw SuperShow in Detroit Monday night.

Mathews had been interviewing the self-proclaimed “wrecking machine” about his upcoming Extreme Rules contest against John Cena when Lesnar – evidently unhappy with the quality of Mathews’ questions – snapped and drove the helpless Mathews through the interview set, leaving him strewn across the backstage area while paramedics rushed to his aid.

“When [Josh] was thrown through the set, he did land and twisted his neck, and he’s experiencing some neck stiffness, tightness,” said locker room physician Dr. Michael Sampson to WWE.com reporters.

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Though Mathews appeared to have sustained no serious damage apart from some abrasions from crashing through the set, Dr. Sampson did note he was taken for an MRI as a precautionary measure.

“We want to make sure there’s no other serious damage other than just a neck sprain,” he explained, although he did note that Mathews had not shown any bruising yet, “which is a good sign.”

Given that Lesnar has demanded carte blanche to do what he likes as compensation for his match against Cena, one can only wonder if attacks like this are destined to be the norm in John Laurinaitis’ WWE.

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