Finn Balor To Relinquish WWE Universal Championship Due To Injury

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Finn Balor will relinquish the WWE Universal Championship tonight on Raw due to a possible torn labrum that he suffered in his match against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam. Mick Foley confirmed the news on Twitter:

">@StephMcMahon and I jointly accept

Due to his injury, @StephMcMahon and I jointly accept @FinnBalor relinquishing of the @WWE Universal Championship. #Raw

— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 22, 2016

">@FinnBalor relinquishing of the

Due to his injury, @StephMcMahon and I jointly accept @FinnBalor relinquishing of the @WWE Universal Championship. #Raw

— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 22, 2016

">@WWE Universal Championship. #Raw

— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley)

Due to his injury, @StephMcMahon and I jointly accept @FinnBalor relinquishing of the @WWE Universal Championship. #Raw

— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 22, 2016

">August 22, 2016

If Balor's labrum is torn he'll require surgery and will be out for months. This is a devastating blow to not just Balor but to WWE and more specifically the Raw brand.

Vince McMahon and the WWE creative team have been in damage control mode for much of the afternoon/evening in altering plans for tonight's Raw. Make sure to join us for coverage at the top of the hour.

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