The wrestling world was left in shock as World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins faced a concerning injury incident during his title defense against Jinder Mahal. Speculation is rife that Rollins has indeed sustained significant injury, casting doubt on his participation in the upcoming WrestleMania extravaganza.

Initial reports suggest that Rollins may have suffered torn MCL and a partially torn meniscus. However, the definitive decision regarding whether surgery is imperative remains shrouded in uncertainty, injecting a glimmer of hope into the situation. While Rollins was expected to be sidelined for a few weeks at the very least, there is optimism that he may yet recover in time to make his presence felt at WrestleMania, provided that the need for surgery is ultimately deemed non-essential.

In a surprising development, Seth Rollins himself made significant announcement during the opening segment of the January 22, 2024, episode of RAW. He revealed that he underwent an MRI during the week, receiving the results that indicated the need for surgery. The medical experts have estimated a recovery period of 3-4 months post-surgery. However, Rollins, expressed his desire to return to the ring sooner, vowing to continue delivering his signature “curb stomping” moves.

Uncertain about what the future holds, Rollins was interrupted by the imposing presence of Imperium in the ring. In a face-off with Gunther, Rollins urged him not to delay any actions he had in mind.


Gunther, showing respect for Rollins’ workhorse championship reign, praised him as a champion who brings honor and respect to the title. GUNTHER empathized with Rollins, acknowledging the sadness he felt upon learning of Rollins’ uncertain WrestleMania status.

Rollins, however, fired back, defiantly proclaiming that he cared little for medical prognoses and rehab timelines. He vowed to carry the championship into WrestleMania 40 and spare no effort in leaving as the World Heavyweight Champion.

Gunther, seemingly delighted by Rollins’ determination, declared his intent to win the WWE Royal Rumble match and challenge Rollins for the championship at WrestleMania, setting the stage for a showdown between the two WWE Superstars.

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Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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