Seth Rollins reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion is over. Confirmed by the WWE & ESPN Sources, Seth has torn his ACL/MCL/Meniscus during a routine Sunsetflip Powerbomb to Kane in Dublin and has had to Vacate his World Heavyweight Championship.
Seth, a champion for close to 8 months prior to having to vacate, was scheduled to face Roman Reigns at Survivor Series. Instead, in an old school move, we have returned to a 1 Night Tournament for the Championship much like in 1998 during the Deadly Games tournament which saw The Rock win his first WWE Championship, Rollins is set to be out for 6 to 9 months.
The combination of these three injuries can mean a lengthy time out for the former champion, and it was in the best interest of the company for him to vacate and get surgery to fix this.
Bit of Science
If you tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee, you may need to have reconstructive surgery.
The ACL is a tough band of tissue joining the thigh bone to the shin bone at the knee joint.
It runs diagonally through the inside of the knee and gives the knee joint stability. It also helps to control the back-and-forth movement of the lower leg.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide, thick band of tissue that runs down the inner part of the knee from the thighbone (femur) to a point on the shinbone (tibia) about 4 to 6 inches from the knee.
The MCL’s main function is to prevent the leg from extending too far inward, but it also helps keep the knee stable and allows it to rotate.
The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of tough, rubbery cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between your shinbone and thighbone. It can be torn if you suddenly twist your knee while bearing weight on it. A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries.