It's starting to get crowded again on the shelf in WWE.
Shawn Michaels, who suffered a torn triceps during an angle with Chris Jericho last night at the Raw taping, joins John Cena (herniated disk) and Randy Orton (broken collarbone) on the list of injured Raw stars.
Michaels, who was scheduled to be examined by a doctor yesterday, said last night that he still was going to wrestle Jericho at the Unforgiven pay-per-view on Sunday, according to The Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer. The Undertaker (last year) and Rey Mysterio (last February) both wrestled one match after suffering torn biceps .
It would be a devastating blow for WWE if Michaels were to miss Sunday's show and be out for an extended period of time. Not only because it is another significant hit to the Raw roster, but because the Michaels-Jericho program has had such an excellent buildup.
On the Smackdown side, Edge reportedly is taking a few weeks off because he is banged up, and Mr. Kennedy is out with a dislocated shoulder.
WWE had an even worse outbreak of injuries to main-event level stars last year. At one point, six wrestlers were sidelined, including Michaels, Triple H and The Undertaker. Then, just as the roster was beginning to get back to full strength, Edge and Cena suffered injuries that kept them out for months.
WWE does such a good job of branding itself that the company is bigger than any star, but its resiliency will once again be put to the test.