WWE has officially announced that the injury recently suffered by Seth Rollins during Wednesday night’s WWE live event in Dublin, Ireland is much worse than originally anticipated, as Rollins has torn his right ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus. Former WWE and current ESPN commentator Jonathan Coachman has also reported via his official Twitter page that Rollins will be out of action for six to nine months as a result.
As previously reported, Rollins suffered the injury during a match against Kane.
As a result of this injury, Rollins will not be able to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns at the upcoming Survivor Series event as originally scheduled, and has now been stripped of the title due to his injury. WWE has announced that instead, a tournament will be held at the event to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan talked about wrestling being scripted and those who call it fake during an interview with with NDTV.
“You know how in art, there’s this term, postmodernism, and it’s basically, art for entertainment? I think we’ve become a little like that. I mean, everyone starts to knowingly say, ‘it’s fake, it’s fake,’ and then the word ‘entertainment’ comes into our name, and I think that the audience doesn’t react the same way – you see something amazing, and you go, ‘yeah, that’s just a part of the script’.”
“But of course it’s also real, it’s really difficult and you can get badly injured. That’s why we’ve got to keep telling people, ‘don’t try this at home,’ because it is entertainment, but it’s also real. It’s difficult, and it’s painful.”