The WWE have made a major announcement today, confirming Seth Rollins will be out for up to nine months with a torn ACL, MCL and medial meniscus, meaning he will have to relinquish the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
WWE announced the news on their website today after Rollins was involved in an incident last night during a WWE Live Event in Dublin, Ireland, and he is expected to miss six to nine months of action.
The tear of his ACL, MCL and his medial meniscus means he will be unable to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns at Survivor Series on November 22, and therefore, a tournament to determine a new champion will take place instead at the pay-per-view.
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The Architect injured himself last night while attempting to perform a sunset-flip powerbomb from the top rope during a match against Kane. As you can see from the video below, The Demon should have gone through the table, but Rollins' leg buckled, causing him to fall to the floor.
This is huge for the WWE as with Rollins out for nine months, he will miss WrestleMania 32 next year and more. He could even be push-and-go for him to come back in time for SummerSlam as well.
Triple H and the WWE Universe have sent their sympathy to the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion on Twitter.
With the likes of John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Randy Orton among the major stars out of WWE action for their own reasons at the moment, Rollins' injury has come at one of the worst times possible for the WWE.
It wouldn't be a surprise if the WWE contacted some of the big names to come back in order to help with the situation they're in. Ratings could plummet even further than what they have recently if the WWE doesn't react correctly to what is an unfortunate predicament they're in.