Injuries seem to linger with the WWE no matter where they go. The likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, Neville, Tyson Kidd, Nikki Bella, Luke Harper, and Seth Rollins are currently sidelined with injuries.
Bray Wyatt is the latest to join the list, as he picked up a calf injury during a main event match against Roman Reigns in a live event in Milan, Italy on WWE's European tour. He is now being flown back to the United States so the company could evaluate the extent of the injury.
Recent booking of Bray Wyatt - with him pairing up with Reigns last Monday on Raw and most recently main eventing for the title against him at live events - had him lined up for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship title push, but that might no longer be the case if he is out for a long period of time.
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So who could be replacing him in this spot in further months down the line? According to reports, it won't be the currently injured Rollins. Cageside Seats has reported: "When Seth Rollins returns, which should be within the next couple months, he's not expected to be in the main event picture, at least not right away."
The former Shield member is expected to be back in the ring competing come SummerSlam later this year, and it was widely speculated that he would be inserted straight into the championship picture because he never lost the title before he was injured. He's already training several times a week, so he is making good progress for a return in August or sooner.
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Rollins picked up an injury during a match with Kane at a house show in Dublin, Ireland in November last year. In an attempt to perform a sunset-flip powerbomb from the top rope to put The Demon through a table, The Architect buckled his leg and fell to the floor. It was later revealed he had torn his ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus and would be out for six to nine months.
At the time, Rollins was the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, but because of his injury, he had to relinquish the title. A tournament was set up at Survivor Series for the championship, with Reigns winning only for Sheamus to cash in his Money in the Bank contract and walk out as champion.
You would have thought the WWE would give Rollins an opportunity to win the title back, but that might not be the case. However, he could still be involved in a big match if he returns in time for SummerSlam.
Seth Rollins vs Triple H
The Architect could have a match against Triple H for a shot at the championship. It is widely speculated that Rollins will turn face upon his return to the ring, and The Game would be the perfect opponent to cement that change.
If Triple H doesn't have his rematch for the championship prior to this match taking place either, a stipulation could be added where only the winner could go on to face Reigns later down the line.
Hopefully, the WWE does set up Seth Rollins vs Triple H at SummerSlam if neither one of them is going to be in the main event for the title.