WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has torn his right ACL, MCL and medial meniscus during a show in Dublin, Ireland and will not be able to defend his belt against Roman Reigns on Nov. 22 at Survivor Series 2015. Instead, a one-night tournament will be held at Surivor Series to determine a new champion.
The news was first reported by ESPN on Twitter. The WWE has since confirmed the news and expects Rollins to be sidelined for 6-9 months.
So guys, who would you like to see crowned new WWE Heavyweight champ; Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar or someone else?
— WWE (@WWE) November 5, 2015
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) November 5, 2015
Rollins’ peers are already sending their condolences
.@WWERollins – feeling really bad for you, man! Rest up, heal up and come back better than ever! You are one of the greats!
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) November 5, 2015
Survivor Series 2015 will be held, Sunday, Nov. 22, from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. and will stream live on the WWE Network subscription service.