It was noted that Cole has been wearing a cast on his right wrist at times, which could explain why he hasn’t wrestled in a few weeks. It should be noted that he did get physical with Matt Riddle on Wednesday’s episode of NXT TV to hype their upcoming match.
WWE issued another post-NXT Injury Report on Thursday that noted Cole suffered a fracture of the right arm during the run-in with Riddle. Typically, these reports are mainly for the storylines although there have been times where the injuries listed are legit.
We don’t know if Cole was backstage for shows on Thursday from Des Moines, Iowa and Friday’s event from Independence, Missouri.
As of this writing, Riddle vs. Cole is still scheduled for next week’s episode of NXT on the USA Network.