UPDATE: WWE Champion Seth Rollins Out 6-9 Months, Tournament Will Crown New Champ
It’s terrible news for WWE, and for Seth Rollins.
In an update on our earlier story, WWE has confirmed that World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins will be out for 6-9 months following a knee injury sustained in a match against Kane at a WWE live event in Dublin, Ireland. Rollins tore his right ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus during an attempted sunset flip powerbomb in which the champ landed awkwardly on his right leg. As a result of the injury, Rollins will be stripped of the World Heavyweight Championship, and a new champion will be crowned at the 29th annual Survivor Series event on November 22, from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Rollins had been scheduled to defend against No. 1 contender Roman Reigns, but that is, unfortunately, off the table.
Once again, this comes at the worst possible time for WWE, as Randy Orton is currently out with a shoulder injury, and John Cena is away filming a fitness reality show for FOX. Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker are also on hiatus from the company, and Sting’s career is in doubt. Basically, the company is strapped for stars, at the moment, so they’d better get ready to make some, either by strapping the rocket to Roman Reigns, or going with somebody like Dean Ambrose or Bray Wyatt. Now is the time.
Of course, we wish the best for Rollins for a full recovery. WWE really won’t be the same without him for the next couple months, at least from an in-ring perspective. Get well soon, Seth!