It has been less than a monthsince Finn Balor debuted on WWE’s main roster, and on Sunday night he became the first WWE Universal Champion when he defeated Seth Rollins at SummerSlam. But in a tweet posted earlier today, RAW general manager Mick Foley announced that Balor will be vacating his title on tonight’s Monday Night RAW episode, due to a shoulder injury he suffered in Sunday’s title match.

MRI reveals what could be a labrum tear

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Seth Rollins at SummerSlam was, for many, one of the best matches at Sunday night’s pay-per-view at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In almost 20 minutes of action, both men put on a dazzling show for the fans, and WWE proved that it’s serious about giving recent NXT productBalor a big push when he beat the established Rollins to become WWE’s first Universal champion in history. But with a post-match MRI having yielded some bad news, he will be dropping the belt in what has to be a major letdown for Wrestling fans all over.

Speaking to WWE.com, ringside physician Dr.Chris Robinsonsaid that the MRI results may have showna labrum tear. The injury was suffered when Balor took a running powerbomb and landed on a barricade at ringside. This popped his right shoulder out of place, but the “Demon King” was able to pop it back “in a split second,” and complete the match despite the injury.

With Balor dropping title, who shall fight for the Universal Championship?

It still isn’t sure whether Balor will need to go through surgery, as he will be checking with a consultant to see if such a procedure is required. But it appears that there’s a good chance he would, and if that is the case, Robinson believes Balor may be out for four to six months due to his injury.

With the Universal Championship set to be vacated just a few hours from now, there are several possibilities for the belt at this point.

Rollins will almost definitely be in the picture, by virtue of him being the RAW brand’s top heel. Roman Reigns and Rusev are dark horses for the title at the moment, as they are currently embroiled in a feud for the United States title that wasn’t quite resolved at SummerSlam; the same applies to the new Jeri-KO tag team of Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens, who won at last night’s big event versus Enzo Amore and Big Cass, and have a decent feud going with them.

One man likelier to step into the Universal title picture is Sami Zayn, whose stock mysteriously fell after he and Owens had a terrific match at July’s Battleground pay-per-view, with Zayn picking up the win. A Rollins vs. Zayn feud for the Universal belt would be a treat for wrestling fans, and while it won’t bring Balor back any sooner if he has to miss significant time, their combined talent and good chemistry in the ring will make such a potential rivalry worth watching.

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