Speculation continues to run wild around Seth Rollins.
On the January 15th episode of Raw, Seth Rollins made the latest defence of his World Heavyweight Championship. In the main event, Rollins saw off the challenge of Jinder Mahal to extend his World Title reign, however, it seems that victory came at a cost.
It’s believed that Seth Rollins has suffered a knee injury, and was due to have an MRI scan after being helped backstage.
In a fresh update, Wade Keller of PWTorch, said that while he doesn’t have too much information, he thinks that might show that the injury is a bad one.
“Connecting some dots, I am thinking it’s not good news but I don’t know how bad the news is. The reason for that is, I’ve asked a bunch of people and some of whom would likely be privy to what’s going on who won’t comment. I understand there’s internal policies on that. But I would think if he was fine and he ‘walked it off’ [then] we’d be hearing that.”
Seth Rollins’ Injury Could Be A Storyline
Keller added that despite the concern, information could be being kept quiet because WWE is planning to turn the issue into a storyline.
“Now it’s possible they’re gonna do a story on television because the news of Seth’s injury has gone crazy. I don’t know how many dozens of websites quoted my breaking news story on Monday night but obviously people who are on social media and Reddit know about the fact that he was legitimately hurt and limping backstage and everyone quoted my reports on that.
They could be doing a storyline where they’re gonna play into that on TV and go from a situation where Seth’s knee is not that bad and play it up as if it is as some sort of storyline. So I’m throwing that out there as a caveat to the hunch that I’m getting from colleagues of his and other people in WWE.
They either think it’s bad news and WWE’s gonna probably have Seth announce something on TV…or they’re just waiting for more test results to get something more definitive. But they want to control the narrative on him at this point because people who know aren’t commenting.”
Keller later reiterated that there was genuine concern from some backstage that the injury could be relatively serious, although others felt he may just need an extended rest.
“I just think people who do know would go ‘Oh he’s fine, it’s no big deal, blown out of proportion’ if that was the case. This is my long winded way of saying I don’t know but I’m passing along transparently [from] one of the wrestlers who was around him Monday night after Raw [and] just said, ‘I don’t think it’s good. My gut says injury. Maybe he’ll work through it, he’s tough.’
Another colleague of his said that he thought Seth, because of his history of injuries, would have had a good idea if he should finish a match with the injury and if he should be walking on it backstage.
Because he finished the match and because he was able to walk on it, that it might be one of those situations where he just needs to rest it for a few weeks. But even that wrestler wasn’t ruling out that it could be worse.”
It has long been rumoured that Seth Rollins will face CM Punk at WrestleMania 40.
H/t to WrestlingNews.Co