A week after Seth Rollins suffered a legitimate injury on Monday Night Raw, we’re receiving more information about when he is expected to return.
This week on Raw, viewers were informed at the beginning of the show that they would receive a major update regarding Seth Rollins’ injury. That did not really happen, although Michael Cole casually mentioned on commentary in between segments that Rollins has a torn MCL and that his ability to perform in WrestleMania was “in serious doubt.”
But on Wrestling Observer Radio today (via Wrestle Zone), Dave Meltzer reported that this is not the case and that Seth Rollins is “good to go” for WrestleMania 33. Meltzer says that a match between Triple H and Seth Rollins is still on as originally planned.
Seth Rollins injured his knee during a segment with Samoa Joe on last week’s Monday Night Raw. This comes a year after Rollins injured that same knee and had to be taken out of action for six months; he was forced to miss WrestleMania 32 because of that injury.
When news of Rollins’ injury first broke, the early word was that he would need about eight weeks to recover. That would mean he would be ready literally days before WrestleMania 33 takes place.
Based on last night’s Monday Night Raw, it seems that even though Seth Rollins’ injury is real and was not planned, it is going to be worked into the storyline, with Samoa Joe being built up as a ruthless assassin who destroys everyone the audience loves.
Seth Rollins tweeted last week that the whole situation feels like a bad dream, but he added in another tweet, “Life doesn’t always go your way, but that is no excuse to surrender. If anything, obstacles exist to help us grow and evolve.”