The injury of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins could not have come at a worse time.
Survivor Series, the second longest running pay-per-view in WWE, has always included a unique tag team elimination match. Ten superstars face off against each other in two teams of five at least once in the night.
However, due to the injury of Rollins, the WWE has been forced into making a tournament to decide who will become the next champion to succeed the former Shield member.
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No details have been revealed yet, but it can be speculated that a King of the Ring style of tournament will be used to crown the next champion.
This would require a minimum of eight superstars to battle it out in a series of matches on the night.
In addition to this, the WWE needs to keep up with Survivor Series tradition and involve the five on five elimination match in the card too.
Rollins joins a worrying list of big names who are currently injured or inactive in the WWE, including; John Cena, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and Rusev.
Superstars such as Brock Lesnar, Undertaker and Sting are only part time and have limited appearances scheduled on their contract.
There is never a good time for superstars to get injured, however the WWE has an especially hard task at hand considering how many of their wrestlers are needed to fill in the gaps for one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year.
It will be interesting to see how they deal with this unfortunate situation. Will we see an early return of Brock Lesnar? Will the elimination match be dropped in favour of the tournament? Time will tell.