Any time the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion suffers an injury it is always going to mean a problematic future for the company.
When Seth Rollins fell victim to an awful knee injury during his recent match with Kane in Dublin as part of WWE's European Tour, the WWE had good reason to fear the worst.
There was no hiding the pain Rollins was in and after seeing replays from several different angles of when the incident took place, it becomes more understandable why WWE was forced to have him vacate the title.
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The former member of The Shield faces a lengthy time off from wrestling and the company will undoubtedly be left with a big void to fill during his absence.
After what must have been some tough times for WWE's creative team, the decision was made to have a tournament held to crown the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
The first round of the tournament took place during this past week's episodes of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, with Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Neville, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Kalisto and Dean Ambrose all advancing to the upcoming quarter-finals.
With eight well-respected WWE superstars still in contention for the belt, there is one person whose involvement in the tournament was rather confusing.
Currently Money In The Bank briefcase holder Sheamus faced a tough opponent against Cesaro during Monday Night Raw in Manchester, England, earlier this week.
As this tournament was for the WWE Title itself, having someone even involved in the picture to start with who also holds the cash-in briefcase, made no sense at all.
Was the WWE Universe supposed to feel that Sheamus had a solid chance of progressing in the tournament, only to eventually never be cashed-in on should he have won, as he held both crowns?
That said, The Celtic Warrior was a typically obvious choice of wrestler to be used in order to make up the numbers, and his loss against Cesaro proves WWE used him for just that.
When exactly the Irishman will cash in, however, has become a topic which has been rather forgotten about as opposed to one of much debate.
Whilst this has happened in light of Seth Rollins' recent injury, it does not mean that Sheamus' achievement should be entirely forgotten about.
Instead, the WWE Universe can surely expect to see the 37-year-old produce a plausible cash in at Survivor Series on 22nd November, as the eventual winner of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament will already have competed in two matches on the night.
Whilst this idea makes sense, it is also a little too predictable and, given that WWE has held off for so long in enabling Sheamus to cash in, the WWE Universe could still be waiting a little while yet to see him do so.
Perhaps one of the biggest pay-per-view events in 2016, the Royal Rumble. will see Sheamus finally gain the focus he deserves on an even bigger stage.
One thing we can be sure of is that the Irishman will be cashing in sooner rather than later, as WWE are in need of a change of direction and fresh ideas following Rollins' untimely injury.
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