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Seth Rollins injured, out for 6-9 months. Survivor Series Tournament announced

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Former WWE announcer and current ESPN sportscaster, Jonathan Coachman announced on his twitter that WWE Champion Seth Rollins has suffered ACL/MCL/medial meniscus tears in his right knee during his no holds barred match against Kane in Dublin, Ireland. He is expected to be out of action for 6 to 9 months. Seth Rollins is now being replaced on the current UK tour by Big Show.

WWE has released the following statement concerning the WWE champion’s knee injuries and has announced a major tournament at Survivor Series to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion:

“WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has torn his right ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus, and will not be able to defend the title against Roman Reigns at Survivor Series. A tournament to determine a new champion will instead take place at the event.”
“WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins was set to defend his title against his former Shield “brother” Roman Reigns in a head-to-head battle at Survivor Series, but after Rollins suffered an injury that will keep him out of action for six to nine months, WWE’s most prized possession will now be on the line in historic tournament.
ESPN first broke the news on Twitter that WWE’s top titleholder suffered tears to his ACL/MCL/medial meniscus while performing at WWE Live Event in Dublin, Ireland. As a result, Survivor Series will host a tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Which Superstars will be participating in this epic event? Will the current No. 1 contender, Roman Reigns, be involved? How many other Superstars will get a chance to win WWE’s top prize? How will the contenders be decided? All these questions and more will be answered as we get closer to the must-see event.
Don’t miss Survivor Series on Sunday, Nov. 22, as history will be made in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, live on the award-winning WWE Network.”

Will The Great Khali appear in upcoming WWE’s Tour of India?

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As WWE is returning to India for two shows in New Delhi in January 2016, the speculations are high among the Indian wrestling fans if the local superstar is going to perform or not. At the press conference with WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, media asked if The Great Khali would be present at the shows. However the representative of Ten Sports, the channel partner of WWE, Rajesh Sethi basically dodged the question. He talked instead about how large the Big show is, and plugged that he would be on the tour also.

But amid all the rumors, Khali is now associated with TNA Wrestling and will appear in their upcoming tour of India.

TNA vs ROH, ratings details for this week

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TNA Impact Wrestling drew 262,000 viewers this week on Destination America, which is down a bit from last week’s 266,000 viewers. The midnight replay of the same episode drew another 81,000 vs 98,000 last week, for a total of 343,000 viewers. It is a slight decrease over last week’s total of 364,000.

Ring of Honor on the other side drew 141,000 viewers, which is a huge drop from last week’s 227,000 viewers.
Last week saw a more than usual viewership for ROH Wrestling as they were 227,000 vs 266,000 against TNA in the original airing. It will be intersting to know how the ratings play out over the course of next few months as both wrestling company’s deal is up around this new year. With the change in leadership at Destination America, both of the companies could secure a TV deal again.

WWE interested in ROH wrestler Michael Elgin

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Ring of Honor star wrestler Michael Elgin may be heading to WWE soon as his contract with ROH expired this past week. WWE is now intersted in him more than before as they need more guys with sound wrestling abilities considering the sucess that their NXT brand is getting.

“The Unbreakable” Michael Elgin is a former ROH Champion and PWI ranked him # 14 and # 43 wrestler in the year 2014 and 2015 respectively.
He had a resurgence lately when he participated in the New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2015 G1 Climax tournament where his performances made him quite popular among the Japanese crowds.

Seth Rollins possibly injured at WWE live event

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WWE Champion Seth Rollins may have injured his knee during the No Holds Barred match against Kane at a WWE live event in Dublin, Ireland.

Rollins was doing a sunset flip powerbomb out of the corner when he landed awkwardly where it seemed he had tweaked his knee badly. He did went on to do the move on Kane through the Table for the finish, but he was helped to the back by WWE trainers.

Below is the footage of Rollins doing the said move:

 

 

 

 

Who will join Kane and The Undertaker at Survivor Series?

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While there is no final word backstage on who is going to team up with Brothers of Destruction, rumors are abound that the WWE Hall of Famer Sting may appear. If he is cleared to wrestle after the injuries he suffered at Night of Champions, he might become the tag team partner in this Dream Team to take on the Wyatt Family at Survivor Series.

It is interesting to note that WWE had plans to reunite the Brothers of Destruction for a long time, but the original plans were for them to wait until around early 2016.

Undertaker made his WWE debut at this very same event and WWE will be celebrating 25 years of The Undertaker with the company at this years Survivor Series.

WWE RAW ratings down, lowest in 18 years

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Monday’s WWE RAW set a new 18-year low in viewrship as it drew 3.248 mn viewers, down from the last week’s 3.354 mn viewers, and slightly down from the previous low of 3.27 million viewers for the 10/12 show. It is the lowest non-holiday viewership since WWE RAW became a three hours show. The final rating for the show is 2.32 which is down from last week’s 2.46.

This show saw a dip in ratings with the show low of 3.18 coming in the second hour, with the Survivor Series match in the third hour failing to increase the viewership in a significant way. The lack of interest in this week’s show can be attributed to the absence of big names like John Cena and Brock Lesnar.

Following is the hour by hour data:

8 p.m. 3.38 million viewers

9 p.m. 3.18 million viewers

10 p.m. 3.19 million viewers

Kota Ibushi Injured, out indefinitely

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New Japan Pro Wrestling & DDT Wrestling held a joint press conference to announce that Kota Ibushi has suffered a cervical disc herniation and will be out of action for the foreseeable future.

He had missed this past weekend’s DDT events and also will be out of the Power Struggle event. Due to the injury sustained, Kota Ibushi and his tag team partner Daisuke Sasaki have vacated the DDT KO-D Tag Team Championship.

Although said to be out for a “long time”, NJPW has said that Ibushi’s contract will be renewed this January. Ibushi has a dual contract with both New Japan as well as DDT Wrestling in Japan. Kota Ibushi is well known for his innovative high- flying in ring style and has been critically lauded as well, participating in multiple memorable matches. Wrestling Observer Newsletter has awarded him the Best Flying Wrestler in the year 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Survivor Series Updated Match List

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It was confirmed on this monday’s RAW by Stephanie McMahon the Roman Reigns will indeed get a title shot against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins at Survivor Series. Roman Reigns defeated Alberto Del Rio, Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler in a fatal four way on last monday’s RAW to become the #1 contender for the WWE title.

Also on the same episode, Paige defeated Becky Lynch, Brie Bella and Sasha Banks to become the #1 contender for WWE Divas Title and will meet Charlotte.

Survivor Series will take place on 22nd November from Atlanta, Georgia and celebrate 25 years of The Undertaker, who debuted in WWE at this very Pay-per-view in the year 1990. He is scheduled to make an appearance at the event.

Curtis Axel frustrated with his position in WWE

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Curtis Axel, son of the WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Perfect, tweeted his frustration with the company following his absence from this week’s RAW:

“I’m the son of Mr Perfect for Christ sake!!! And I’m damn good! The sidelines ain’t no place for a starter! @WWE”

Curtis axel has been mostly absent from the WWE programming since the Hulk Hogan scandal forced WWE to drop his AxelMania gimmick. Curtis, formerly known as Michael McGillicutty, received a major push in the summer of 2013 when he was paired with Paul Heyman and was given Intercontinental Championship along with some huge victories over the likes of Triple H and John Cena.

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