Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins continues to fly a high road since winning the briefcase at Money in the Bank. The former-Architect of the Shield was handpicked by Triple H to be the big heel out of the three ferocious competitors, destined to dominate the WWE for the foreseeable future. What took place last night during the main event might indicate that bad news is imminent.
WrestleZone is reporting that Rollins might have injured his knee during Monday Night Raw and the visible evidence did not look promising.
According to the live reports, after Rollins was hit by Roman Reigns with a clothesline, which knocked Rollins out the ring, he did not get up, and was seen clutching his knee.
WWE cameras did not show Rollins for the rest of the match, the referee reportedly threw up the “X” signal, and Rollins had to be tended to by members of WWE’s medical staff and eventually helped to the back.
WWE fans that understand the stage crews know that the devastating “X” is a bad sign. That is professional wrestling vernacular that lets the back know that something has gone wrong during production. Remember, WWE is a form of entertainment, and accidents do happen. So, when a production member puts up the “X” with his arms, this is a cue to warn that help is needed immediately.
Among other incidents last night, what took place between HHH, Stephanie McMahon and Paul Heyman could entail amazing things to come in the WWE. Before I go any further, it should be known that Heyman’s client Brock Lesnar conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
I digress, Heyman said that he understands HHH’s motive to utilize Rollins as “plan B” at the Battleground PPV. The illustrious manager continued to persuade the two Authority figures that if Rollins doesn’t work out, then there is always a “plan C” that Hunter and McMahon should be very interested in.
Well, now that Rollins is potentially injured, Lesnar very well could be the new “plan B,” or “plan C.” We reported a few weeks ago that Lesnar was the original “plan B.” For all the WWE Universe knows, that was the original plan all along by the Authority. With the news on Rollins’ knee, which is the basis for most of his offense, leaving him crippled is not the way to go at the Battleground pay-per-view.
In fact, it is better for Rollins, if he is hurt, to remain rested in order for him to compete and avoid surgery down the road. Rollins is one of the biggest young stars the WWE currently owns. Risking bigger injury is not the smartest thing to do right now, especially with Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett on the shelf for the foreseeable future.
The WWE Universe shared a sense of fright when Rollins went down and clutched his knee. This tweet explains the general feeling at the Richmond Coliseum.
Seth Rollins looks legitimately hurt. Doctor runs to him. This can’t be good.
— CM Punk (@TeamCMPunk) July 15, 2014
Battleground is in five days, and the WWE is prepping for a big night of action. Expect a lot to occur, since CM Punk’s contract will be officially expired. They must do something, so that WWE fans forget about Punk altogether. Maybe a Heyman guy could make a surprise return.
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