It has been announced by WWE that Seth Rollins could be out for up to nine months with a potentially career-threatening knee injury.
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion was in a No-Disqualification match against long time rival Kane when he went for a sunset flip off the top rope and landed awkwardly on his right ankle.
WOULD DOES THIS MEAN FOR ROLLINS?
Rollins should have defended his championship in less than three weeks time at this year's 29th anniversary of Survivor Series, but now WWE have stated that the current World Champion will vacate the title that he has held for almost eight months and there will instead be a tournament to crown a new Champion at the event.
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This news in itself should be a wake-up call for WWE, with John Cena currently on leave, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Rusev and countless others currently on the treatment table, WWE should start thinking about easing the schedule and trying to keep to safer matches at house shows.
Rollins is a huge pull and would help with ticket sales just by being there, but WWE should be using talent like Zack Ryder and Heath Slater on their house shows, or the people that are not currently in storyline rivalries on TV so that WWE don't have to explain away another major injury.
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Rollins already works every WWE event on TV and a lot of the time he is opening and closing episodes of Raw. Could WWE be placing too much responsibility on his shoulders?
John Cena has been with the company for more than 14 years so it made sense when he was the main focus for a while, but Rollins made his WWE debut just three years ago this month and for WWE to place this much on him so soon could prove to have been a big mistake.
WHO WOULD COVER FOR ROLLINS?
Rollins will be physically unable to defend his championship against Roman Reigns at Survivor Series so instead WWE will have a tournament in the hope of finding a new champion to carry the company in the absence of all of their usual bail out superstars.
They currently have people like Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose who can step up, but it seems like with this being the usual time that injuries occur to superstars, WWE have not covered themselves very well at all.
Hopefully, this will serve as a wake-up call for WWE about being too reliant on one superstar to run their company. The hectic rewrites and schedule changes now that they will currently be attempting to complete will serve as a future reminder, that one man should not make a company.
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