When WWE Superstar Seth Rollins went down to injury earlier this week, it shocked us all. He was fine on WWE RAW this Monday and then boom, tears his ACL, MCL, and menial meniscus in a no holds barred match with Kane in Ireland. It was a terrible situation for WWE as it resulted in them losing yet another top star for a while. Randy Orton went down with injury recently and has a chance to be back by WrestleMania 32. Meanwhile, John Cena is out due to other commitments. Sting is down as well, due to an injury he sustained against Seth Rollins at WWE Night of Champions.
Truly, 2015 has been the year of the injury bug as Hideo Itami and Sami Zayn have also gotten hurt out of NXT and the main roster saw others like Rusev and Lana go down among others. There might not be another year in history that could compare injury wise to losing this many names in this amount of time. However, the Rollins injury may not turn out to be terrible for WWE overall.
While Rollins not being part of the main event scene as planned will hurt WWE a lot creatively, it will give others a chance to shine like Roman Reigns, Cesaro, and Dean Ambrose. For one man though, the opportunity could not be any greater. WWE Superstar Sheamus currently holds the Money in the Bank briefcase that he won this past summer at the event of the same name.
Sheamus can cash it in anywhere he wants as long as there is a referee with him to do so. Truly, they could do a 24/7 thing like they did with the Hardcore Championship years ago if they wanted. The match can be anything they want with whatever rule as long as it’s understood beforehand. Many just end up picking up what is left off from a hurt opponent however. Only the likes of John Cena and Rob Van Dam have given a notice.
While there is set to be a Survivor Series Tournament, Sheamus could easily cash-in on the winner after they go through the grueling schedule of matches. It’s the perfect heist opportunity. However, according to Cageside Seats, this obviously good plan that any moron would think was brilliant for Sheamus, my not be done.
They claim that Sheamus cashing in his case is not supposed to happen any time soon. While this was the plan originally, those plans could always change simply because of the obvious nature behind the case being present. The only way to avoid this would be to add Sheamus into a major match on the same card where he takes a major punishment.
Most of the time, you want to be fresh before cashing in. However, Seth Rollins had a big match with Randy Orton on the WrestleMania 31 card earlier in the night and then cashed in during the main event a little while later.
He is still one of the few ever to have two matches in the same WrestleMania. Sheamus could still be in a match and compete, but it would be the only way it would make sense for him not to cash-in on whomever wins the tournament WWE is set to do. The only other way would be if the new champ got a leg up on Sheamus and was able to take him down before he could truly cash-in the case.
We will have to wait and see what WWE decides to do. However, the plan was for Sheamus to hold onto the case for a while. On top of this, WWE has not really made him into much of a threat as a potential champion yet, as they have done with past winners. The last to not really do much with it was Damien Sandow and we saw how that turned out.
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