Seth Rollins is at the top of WWE as the World Heavyweight Champion, but his two decades in the ring are taking their toll.
Rollins started out his career in 2004, and after eight years on the independent circuit made it to WWE in 2010. In 2012, he joined the main roster alongside Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose – now AEW’s Jon Moxley – in The Shield. Rollins has been a top star on the roster ever since, and with his recent change to his flamboyant ‘Visionary’ persona, he’s only gotten more popular.
However, Rollins’ path to the top has come at a price, and during a recent appearance on Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast, he admitted that his injuries are stacking up.
As well as his knee and neck, The Architect says he should get surgery on his lower back, although he’s trying to avoid it.
“I try to change my training up based on how I feel. There are constant injuries. My knee has been bugging me since before WrestleMania , I was having an issue with that. My neck acting up. My lower back has been at me since 2019, probably should get some surgery on that, but trying to just do whatever I can to make sure I don’t need it because I have a couple of stress fractures back there.”
Rollins says he has tried stem cell treatments, which provide some relief, but with a full-time schedule it was only temporary.
“I tried some stem cells, I’ve done a couple of stem cell treatments. I found that they were temporarily helpful. I wasn’t taking time off. I wasn’t just idling while I was on the stem cells, I was still working pretty much a full time schedule with WWE. I found it temporarily helpful, but long-term it kind of faded off a little bit. I got maybe four or five months of ‘ooooh, okay.'”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.