WWE announce this morning that Seth Rollins is off weekend live events. They posted the following this morning, noting that an update will be available on RAW:
UPDATE: The full extent of Seth Rollins’ injury remains unknown, but WWE.com can confirm that the former WWE Champion has not been cleared to compete at WWE Live Events this weekend. A full medical update will be given this Monday night on Raw.
Seth Rollins’ right knee was reinjured during Samoa Joe’s ambush at the conclusion of this Monday’s Raw, WWE.com can now confirm. The attack occurred as Rollins was heading to the ring to finally confront Triple H, who cost The Architect a WWE Universal Championship opportunity back in August.
As noted, Rollins has reportedly suffered a torn MCL in the brawl with Samoa Joe on RAW and is expected to be out of action for around 8 weeks.
The right knee injury that Seth Rollins suffered at Monday’s RAW in the fight with Samoa Joe is believed to be a torn MCL, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Rollins was evaluated by doctors in Birmingham, Alabama on Wednesday and early word is that he will be out of action for around 8 weeks. The scheduled match with Triple H at the April 2nd WrestleMania 33 pay-per-view is possible but not definite. This is the same knee that Rollins had reconstructive surgery on last year, forcing him to miss the first scheduled match with Triple H at WrestleMania 32.
The Observer adds that the segment on RAW was to set up Joe vs. Rollins at the March 5th Fastlane pay-per-view. Rollins would then face Triple H at WrestleMania 33.
Rollins issued the following statement Wednesday evening regarding his injury on his Twitter account:
Wanted to take a second to thank everyone who has reached out to me over the last two days. Life doesn’t always go your way, but that is no excuse to surrender. If anything, obstacles exist to help us grow and evolve.
“This reinjury to my surgically repaired knee is real and a lot is up in the air right now, but one thing remains constant: my resolve. This doesn’t end for me until I’ve reclaimed the throne. And for me, fighting and defeating Triple H is the only way. I will work harder than I ever have and push myself beyond what I know. This isn’t over. The only way to wear the crown is to slay the king. I know what must be done and there’s nothing that can stop me.
WWE is reporting that Seth Rollins re-injured his right knee during the closing segment of this past Monday’s RAW during Samoa Joe’s attack. It was noted that Rollins will be evaluated later this week.
PWInsider confirmed that the injury is not a storyline, and Rollins is currently in Birmingham, Alabama to get examined. Once he’s examined, it will be more clear how serious the injury is and if it will force him to miss WrestleMania 33. Rollins was scheduled to be in one of the featured bouts on the card against Triple H.
While not confirmed, Rollins did appear to fall awkwardly when being taken down by Joe in the Coquina Clutch, as seen in the video at the 3:20 mark.
Rollins was forced to miss 6 months of action after tearing the ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus in his knee during a match with Kane at a WWE live event in November of 2015. The then-WWE World Heavyweight Champion was forced to vacate his title, and missed last year’s WrestleMania 32 pay-per-view.
Rollins is in Birmingham, Alabama today to be examined but there’s no word yet on when he will be back in action.
Rollins tweeted the following from Birmingham today:
Last night on WWE RAW, Samoa Joe made his long-awaited debut, attacking Seth Rollins.
In case you missed it, Rollins made a surprise appearance at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio on Saturday to call out Triple H, and last night on Raw, Rollins had a face-to-face meeting with Stephanie in which Rollins called Triple H a gutless snake. Stephanie told Rollins that Triple H is on his way to RAW.
At the end of the show, Triple H came out and went over the history between him and Rollins. Triple H called Rollins out saying you met your creator, now come met your destroyer. Rollins came out, and was attacked by Samoa Joe, Triple H walked to the back as Joe annihilated Rollins and choked him out a Coquina Clutch.
Seth Rollins appears in the ring. He calls Triple H out and says he’s not leaving the ring until he gets Triple H.
Triple H finally appears at the entrance-way as fans pop. Triple H motions for security to come out and walks to the back. Security hits the ring but Rollins fights them off. Fans boo as more come out and they manage to wrestle Rollins to the back.
Text taken from WrestlingINC Live WWE NXT “Takeover: San Antonio” Viewing Party.
Seth Rollins was reportedly injured during the WWE Universal Title Match against Kevin Owens at Clash of Champions last night, apparently during the top rope Gutbuster spot.
Rollins was said to be “definitely” hurt when returning backstage last night and was treated but we don’t have any other updates as of this writing. One report had Rollins having trouble breathing backstage, which could indicate a rib injury.
As seen below, Seth Rollins received a standing ovation from fans after last night’s WWE Clash of Champions pay-per-view in Indianapolis.
ABC affiliate WKBW out of Buffalo, NY is reporting that 20-year-old Jonah Snyder died after suffering “a medical emergency” last Thursday at the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy in Moline, IL. The academy is run by Seth Rollins and Marek Brave.
According to the coroner’s report, Snyder was training at the academy with eight other people when he felt ill. Trainers asked him to sit down, however his condition got worse. Trainers called 911 and Snyder went into cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived. Snyder was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The coroner said that the autopsy was inconclusive.
“I think he was set on becoming a professional wrestler,” said Dave Recor, Snyder’s high school wrestling coach. “He was chasing his dream.”