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.
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) November 5, 2015
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.”