While he was backstage at several different WWE events recently, Seth Rollins is yet to make his competitive return to the ring since he got injured last year.
Many people believe The Architect will be back competing in the company before SummerSlam arrives later this year, possibly in a feud with fellow former Shield member Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
According to Cageside Seats, we may now have a clearer indication as to a possible timeframe for Rollins' return to the ring, and it could very well be sooner than you think.
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They said in their report: "Seth Rollins will be making his return to WWE television when he gets done filming a movie for WWE Studios. He's likely going to be in one of the featured matches at SummerSlam."
The 29-year-old is currently filming a movie called Temple - a thriller which, according to WWE, has a story which: "a team of trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down — and then begin to experience strange and horrific phenomena."
Rollins himself could end up shutting down Reigns' WWE title reign when he returns, as he will likely be wanting to take back the championship he believes is rightfully his, and one which he never lost. Many fans are hopeful he can follow this storyline and return as soon as Money in the Bank in June.
Last November, during a match against Kane in Dublin, Ireland, The Architect tore his ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus in his knee while attempting to perform a sunset flip powerbomb. His time on the sidelines was estimated to be roughly six to nine months, meaning he was forced to relinquish the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Rollins' training videos have shown us he is recovering from his injury well and could be back in action in no time at all. Some fans may want to stay on the safe side and wait until SummerSlam, but the current shape of the WWE heel wise shows he is needed as soon as possible.
The company is currently lacking a heel competitor for Reigns in the WWE title picture, and Rollins' time as a heel champion was fantastic, so he would be the perfect man to help out his former stablemate in his first long title reign.
Considering his incredible in-ring talent as well, he would be a good edition to try and help The Big Dog get over with the section of fans that hate him, or he could be the transitional guy to help Reigns turn heel as well. The booking possibilities for Rollins are endless because he is such a good superstar.