The WWE Universe was rocked last night by the news that Seth Rollins had unfortunately suffered a serious knee injury.
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee and will now miss up to nine months as he recovers from the painful injury. Rollins has also had to vacate the title that he had held for so long since winning it at WrestleMania earlier this year.
The WWE has had to rip up all of their plans for Survivor Series and the future beyond that, and they could well struggle. But, there is one thing that could save them over the next few months: A Roman Reigns heel turn.
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Look Back To The Past
It has already been announced that Survivor Series will see a tournament take place to decide a new Champion and it would be a perfect time for the WWE to look back in their past to help turn around their future.
Survivor Series 1998 saw the WWE hold a tournament to name a new Champion and it ended with The Rock facing off against Mankind in the final. The Rock won the title in a screwjob and joined forces with The Corporation, turning him from the People's Champion to the Corporate Champion. This is exactly what Reigns must do.
Ambrose and Reigns meet in the final. Roman and Dean shake hands before the bout and we expect a clean match between best friends. Reigns cheats to win - whether this is with a low blow or Triple H handing him a chair/sledgehammer - and Roman Reigns becomes the most hated man in the WWE.
After all, as HHH said when Rollins turned on The Shield - "There is always a Plan B." This time, it's Reigns.
Reigns becomes the Authority's Champion, much like Corporate Rock, and Ambrose instantly becomes even more revered in a Stone Cold Steve Austin-type role.
It's the perfect scenario, which normally means the WWE will do the exact opposite and shoot themselves in the foot. We can dream though.