WWE's Blair Davenport Suffers Bad Leg Injury Jumping Off Top Rope In Match
WWE's Blair Davenport Suffers Awful Leg Injury ... Jumping Off Top Rope In Match
2/3/2022 3:15 PM PT
Scary moment during a WWE NXT UK match Thursday ... Blair Davenport suffered a gnarly leg injury after she jumped off the top rope and landed on the ground awkwardly.
Davenport was competing against fellow wrestling star Meiko Satomura in a Japanese Street Fight for the NXT UK Women's Championship ... when disaster struck.
During the match, Blair climbed to the top of a ring post, jumped, and then slammed her feet onto the back of Meiko, who was outstretched on the apron.
Davenport landing very badly on her left leg here. pic.twitter.com/TSxasx8Moo— Dan 🇮🇪 (@danthegrapsfan) February 3, 2022 @danthegrapsfan
But, when Davenport hit the ground just after that, you can see in video, her ankle and knee crumpled below her body.
Davenport was hurt so badly, she screamed in pain. The ref then immediately ended the match.
"This is really hard to see," one announcer said. "When any competitor gets hurt, regardless of how physical this match was, it's tough to watch."
After a hard battle, @satomurameiko retains the #NXTUK Women’s Title against @BDavenportWWE. pic.twitter.com/M7uVhlskUx— NXT UK (@NXTUK) February 3, 2022 @NXTUK
Satomura -- the reigning champ -- looked concerned the entire time while Davenport received assistance from the medical staff.
Blair posted an update on her Twitter account following the match ... showing a picture of her on crutches and in a walking boot.
Whoops 😬 BRB 👌 pic.twitter.com/l6uAHwj5no— Blair Davenport (@BDavenportWWE) February 3, 2022 @BDavenportWWE
"Whoops😬 BRB ✌" she said.
Unclear what the extent of the injury is or how much time she'll have to miss ... but Davenport's reputation as one of the toughest in the biz means don't count her out just yet.