As many of you who saw last night, this week’s episode of NXT featured Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly defending the NXT Tag Team Championship against Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic.
When they went to break, Fish was pulled out of the match and Roderick Strong filled in for him for the rest of the match. The announcers stated that Fish was injured so the “Freebird rule” was implemented. The injury situation was real and the fear was that Fish may have suffered a concussion. Strong filling in was a decision made on the fly, which explains why he was wrestling in street clothes.
People who saw Fish backstage said he looked fine so perhaps, he may have not suffered a concussion. Strong and O’Reilly successfully defended the titles as scheduled. We’ll pass along an update on Fish when we get it.
The belief is that Fish was hurt after taking a Gorilla press from Lee, as seen below.