Seth Rollins loves to showcase his amazing talents as a wrestler, whenever he steps into the ring. However, he has been on the sidelines for a while now after sustaining MCL injury last month. Despite this unfortunate setback, Rollins remains dedicated to return to the ring as soon as possible.
During the January 15th episode of WWE RAW, Rollins once again proved his dominance inside squared circle and successfully defended the title of World Heavyweight Championship in his fight against Jinder Mahal. In the process, he suffered a disappointing injury, tearing his MCL and partially tearing his meniscus.
This incident raised doubts about his match-up at WrestleMania 40 with many speculating if Rollins would be able to return to the ring in-time for the event. However, Rollins remains steadfast that he will compete at the show, if not sooner despite his injuries.
While speaking to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp at the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff, Rollins opened up about his injury and shared that his initial fear was that the injury might have been a torn ACL. He also recalled his past experience of missing WrestleMania due to injuries and the pressure for upholding this “workhouse” reputation he had built over the years.
“I didn’t think it was a torn ACL at the moment (in the match), but you never know. I do have experience with knee injuries, but I kept telling all the doctors, ‘I’m not a doctor, I’m not a doctor,’ but I think it’s this. Fortunately, it was exactly what I thought it was, which was a partially torn MCL and meniscus injury. I think the meniscus injury that showed up on the MRI was an old one, just a lot of wear and tear because I’ve had trouble with my left knee for many years, but never got it scanned.“
“I was panicking, to be honest. I was panicking because I’ve been done this road before where I had to miss WrestleMania due to an injury, I almost missed WrestleMania due to an injury, and I didn’t want to let people down. I’ve been carrying this title, calling myself the workhorse for a long time. I wanted this title to be there and being able to defend it on the biggest WrestleMania of all time.”
Rollins previously suffered a torn ACL back in 2015 which resulted in him exiting the WWE Championship at the time. With Rollins’ history of suffering injuries right before big events, it remains to be seen if he’ll be back before WrestleMania 40.
Meanwhile, on the February 9th edition of Friday Night SmackDown it was announced that Rollins would face-off against the winner of an Elimination Chamber match at WrestleMania. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more!
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