Back in November last year, Seth Rollins tore his ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus in his knee while attempting to perform a sunset flip powerbomb in a match against Kane in Dublin, Ireland.
Due to his devastating injury, Rollins was forced to relinquish the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, ending his reign as the title holder at 220 days as he would be out of action for roughly six to nine months.
However, as we have seen from his rehabilitation videos, he is recovering from his injury well, and a return could very well be on the horizon, with most people saying he is likely to step back into the ring around the time of SummerSlam later this year. Yet, recent rumors have suggested this return could come sooner.
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The Inquisitr has reported that: "According to Daily Wrestling News, word was going around at this week’s TV tapings that Seth Rollins will be backstage for WWE Payback this Sunday. He is not expected to appear live in front of the crowd, but you never know with WWE."
Even though there is no guarantee of Rollins appearing, this is still great news if true for WWE fans, as at least he is getting back into the environment of being in the WWE locker room after being out for so long with an injury.
Prior to WrestleMania 32, the company had so many superstars with injuries. Including Rollins, some of the other big names on the sidelines included John Cena, Cesaro, and Randy Orton. With Cesaro having already returned, Cena coming back on Memorial Day, and the former Shield member possibly appearing at Payback, ratings could soon be rising thanks to big names returning.
With WWE lacking top heels as well, Rollins is a perfect addition as he can fill this role well and execute it to near perfection. His time as a heel champion was great, so he could be inserted into the time picture once more to help with Roman Reigns' current championship reign.
However, speculation has suggested that upon his return, The Architect will not be in the main event picture, which is strange to consider due to his incredible talent. Nevertheless, this could actually beneficial for the WWE Universe, as it could push him in the direction of having a feud against Triple H, which is what fans have been dying to see for some time.
Hopefully, Rollins does make some sort of an appearance at Payback because the WWE desperately needs him. It doesn't really matter if he is inserted into a title match or a feud against The Game because he will excel at either prospect, but fans would probably much prefer to see him face Triple H at SummerSlam.